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Federal judge halts Trump’s anti-LGBT executive order

A federal judge this week issued a nationwide preliminary injunction, halting implementation of an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in September that...

Community outraged over whitewashing of Casarez mural

The mural on 204 S. 12th Street honoring the legacy of LGBTQ pioneer Gloria Casarez was painted over on December 23. The building and...

Keeping hope for the holidays

We columnists hate writing our holiday columns. Each year we try to find a new angle to the annual feelings we all go through,...

Keeping holidays bright amid Covid

As of this week, nearly 90,000 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and over 2,200 have died from the pandemic, and the city is...

Health assessment shows disparities in LGBTQ community

Being an LGBTQ person in Pennsylvania means a greater chance of having serious health needs and less access to healthcare to meet those critical...

Covid across the pond is not much different from Philly

At month nine of this seemingly endless pandemic, we could all use a little holiday togetherness. Health officials around the U.S. have been urging...

Advisory panel opposes Dawn Segal’s reinstatement to Pa. bar

Suspended attorney Dawn A. Segal remains undaunted in her pursuit to become a practicing attorney once again, despite a blistering report from an advisory...

Stanford Ponson: From down south to South Street

I love to support local businesses whenever possible, and this week I found a local business that in turn works to support other small...

The LGBTQ Films of 2020

2020 was a queer (as in strange) year, wasn’t it? Two movie theaters in Philadelphia, The Ritz at the Bourse and the Riverview, shut...

Developing a More Inclusive Aging Services Network

Over the past ten years, the age 65 and over population has been the fastest growing age group in the United States. It was...

Study finds age, religion, politics impact acceptance

While many societies and governments around the world have learned to accept LGBTQ+ communities, many others condemn homosexuality and deem homosexual behavior illegal. And...

We need more out LGBTQ teachers

With President-elect Biden’s decision to name Pete Buttigieg as the Secretary of Transportation, we will finally (pending Senate approval) see an LGBTQ person lead...

Parenting Through 2020

I know I’m not alone when I say I can’t wait for 2020 to be over. It has been a hell of a year...

Mayor Pete will make a great Secretary of Transportation

In my October Q & A with candidate Joe Biden, I asked whether he would put LGBT people in his cabinet. His answer was...

Leslie D. Hamilton: Telling our stories

Habari Gani. It’s a phrase that means “What’s the news?” in Swahili. It’s a greeting used during the weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was...

New Jersey ends public-notice requirement for name changes

LGBT advocates are hailing a recent administrative action of the New Jersey Supreme Court which eliminates a statewide rule requiring people who obtain court-ordered...

LGBT Elder Initiative hosts advocacy panel

Celena Morrison (top left), executive director of the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs, joined a virtual roundtable hosted by the LGBT Elder Initiative. Other...

Gettysburg passes nondiscrimination ordinance

The borough of Gettysburg this week became the 63rd municipality in Pennsylvania to enact an LGBT-inclusive antibias ordinance. On Dec. 14, in a vote...

Pete Buttigieg nominated to be Secretary of Transportation

Since he became the first openly gay man to run for president and the first to win a presidential caucus, Pete Buttigieg has been...

Out actor Colman Domingo stars in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Out gay Philadelphia native and Temple University graduate Colman Domingo is like a good session musician — he delivers great work while letting the...

COVID-19

Women lost all the jobs in December

In the December monthly jobs report from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it was revealed that the US lost 140,000 jobs...