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Philly’s LGBTQ health orgs endure amid pandemic

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According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, at least 105-thousand healthcare personnel have been infected with COVID-19 and over 500...

Masks Are The New Condoms

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During the last four months of this pandemic I’ve been doing a daily livestream on Facebook. Every day I say the same...

As Pennsylvania reopens, nursing home residents remain vulnerable

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Even before the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Pennsylvania, health officials warned of the elevated risk that the virus would...

Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs defends Dr. Rachel Levine

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The  Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs recently issued a statement defending Dr. Rachel Levine, the state’s highest-ranking transgender official. About 25 Republican...

Why the LGBTQ community is vulnerable to the coronavirus

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Imagine the fear of being in a subset of the population that is more susceptible to the harmful effects of COVID-19 for...

Philadelphia FIGHT presents virtual conference, Y-HEP re-opens

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Philadelphia FIGHT has been working to provide outreach and care to the HIV/AIDS community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. At press time, the...

Public health must come first

Every day, we hear new numbers. One day, it is 314. The next day, it is 224. Every number is a real...

A step toward equity for Philly’s trans and nonbinary students

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Last week, the Philadelphia School District announced that nonbinary and transgender students would now be able to make system-wide name and pronouns...

ACT UP demands new policies for Philadelphia’s COVID-19 housing crisis

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Last week, ACT UP in conjunction Black and Brown Worker’s Collective (BBWC), the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration (CADBI), Put People...

Pennsylvania becomes trailblazer in LGBTQ data collection

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This morning, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Health will include sexual orientation and gender identity questions on case history...

City and IBX launch mental health initiative in response to COVID-19

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“Amid the heightened uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental well-being is more important than ever,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. COVID-19 induced stress...

Nonprofit goes virtual to support the LGBTQ community during COVID-19

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The Metamorphosis Mobile Boutique is a volunteer-run nonprofit based on a mutual aid model that provides clothing and other resources to at-risk...

Mazzoni Center secures $50,000 grant from PHL COVID-19 Fund

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“I wanted to share some good news,” wrote the Mazzoni Center’s Director of Communications Larry Benjamin. Last week, the Mazzoni Center —...

Trans care, trans rights and COVID-19

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I'll admit, as I write this, I am quite out of sorts. Last week, a friend of mine died due to complications...

Office of LGBT Affairs releases COVID-19 resource guide for queer communities

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The Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs compiled a COVID-19 resource guide made specifically for the city’s LGBTQ+ residents. “Coping during COVID-19,...

Coronavirus isn’t the only thing threatening LGBT American workers

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Against the backdrop of a public health and economic crisis that is crippling the livelihood of LGBT Americans, another potential labor catastrophe...

What does heroism mean in the time of COVID-19?

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Board President Fernando Gonzalez of the LGBTQ philanthropic organization Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) began with a simple question: How has the...

Philly LGBTQ nonprofits receive grants from PHL COVID-19 Fund

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A handful of Philadelphia-area organizations that serve LGBTQ communities were among dozens of local nonprofits that received grants from the PHL COVID-19...

Erie County and Allentown promote LGBTQ-inclusive safe sex during COVID-19

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“Frankly, we’re seeing lots of community concern around sexual health,” said Adrian Shanker, founder and executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center,...

Reparations thread calls upon privileged to support BIPOC in time of...

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“White folks,” begins each post, “if you’re able, please send or resources to folks who need it.” In...

“Queer During Quarantine” showcases local artist

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A wistful yearning for the past pervades “Queer During Quarantine,” an online exhibit of erotic monoprints by Will Hübscher.

Ally Richman: Centered