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Alex Ringler: Fit and Fabulous

As I mentioned last week, we have two amazing film festivals happening back to back here in our great city. The Women’s Film Festival’s...

Angela Pinaglia: Gliding Through

It’s here! It’s here! In the past you might have heard me mention (once or five times) something about my involvement with film festivals....

SisterSpace is doing it for themselves

I love a good lyric. Music and a good beat definitely move my feet, but I love when a song can also touch my...

Frank Leone: On the Fringe

It’s almost time to get a little edgy! Cutting edge that is. The Fringe festival is about to take over the city and there’s...

Kevin Bricketto: Jersey Strong

Southern New Jersey sometimes feels like Philadelphia’s neglected stepchild in the LGBTQ+ community. But fortunately, there are a few things in the coming weeks...

Jill Sobule: Singing it like it is

“And we laughed at the world. They can have their diamonds and we'll have our pearl. I kissed a girl.” Those are the words from...

Troy Hendrickson: Down Pat

Okay, like most folks in the Tri-State area, I watched all 7 episodes of “Mare of Easttown” and not just because I have a...

Amelia Mraz: The Bee’s Knees

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees… Well, just about the bees. About a week ago, I did something I never...

Greg DeShields: Philly Strong!

I love the city of Philadelphia. Because of my enthusiasm, some friends have dubbed me an unofficial ambassador, yes, some would even say pseudo...

The Moon Baby: Shining Bright

Debasish Mridha said “The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.”  They’re words that fit this week’s...

Vicki Zaharapoulos: Healing Hands

In 2020, the American Psychological Association issued a warning about the impact of stress due to Covid-19 on long-term physical and mental health. They...

Rev. Celena Spain: Making Change

This year, even a confirmed Agnostic like myself may have been sending a few prayers out — just in case — as we worried...

Kristin Horst: The People’s Florist

Ah, spring! This year more than most, people are appreciating its joys. The sunshine, the longer days, the fragrance of the air now that...

Richard Buttacavoli: Keeping it blue, with a splash of rainbow

Richard (Ricky) Buttacavoli is a true renaissance man. Over the years he has worked in a funeral parlor, dressed mannequins, influenced style as a...

Mike Batoff: When one door closes…

Maya Angelou said “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love...

Brennen S. Malone: Hamming it up

The actor Willem Dafoe said “Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.”...

Nona Gandelman: Breaking Barriers

Last week, Family Portrait featured Holly Near and her involvement in a SisterSpace fundraising concert held last week to raise money for the Virginia...

SisterSpace and Holly Near: Making beautiful music.

This column was designed to introduce us to different people in the LGBTQ community. This week is a little different in that I hope...

Flipping the script on Suzi Nash

In honor of PGN’s anniversary, we thought it would be nice to interview our very own Barbara Walters, Suzi Nash. Suzi came up with...

Matthew J. Wong: Celebrating Philly’s queer Asian community

For most of us, the pandemic has been a drag. It has threatened our health, our livelihoods, our communities, our sanity and our waistlines,...



Pa. Senate Republicans subpoena voters’ social security numbers, including LGBTQ voters

by Stephen Caruso With the 2021 general election now closer than 2020’s, Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to request identifying information on Pennsylvania’s roughly 9 million...

Lesbian reads for autumn nights

Horoscopes: Sept. 17-23, 2021

Creep of the Week: Shane Vaughn

The Tyranny of the Anti-Vaxxers