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‘Cruel & unnecessary’ : LGBTQ allies, advocates call for defeat of...

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By John L. Micek Hours after a state House panel advanced a bill that would exclude transgender athletes from competing on women’s sports team in the commonwealth, LGBTQ...

Jeff Guaracino, who brought gay tourism to television, dies at 48

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Jeff Guaracino, President and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, passed away from cancer the afternoon of December 28. He was 48 years old. Known as...

Mazzoni Center hires new President and Executive Officer

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The Mazzoni Center has appointed Sultan Shakir as its new President and Executive Officer, following a 12-month search. Shakir, a Philadelphia native, is currently...

The GOP Is Banning Books, Now

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The Republican-led culture wars have come for books and access to them. Anti-racist books. Sex ed books. And of course, LGBTQ books. It’s the...

New Pride collective enters partnership with GALAEI; former Pride director honored...

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PHL Pride Collective partners with GALAEI The PHL Pride Collective, which formed in June 2021 in the aftermath of the disbandment of Philly Pride Presents,...

Dr. Rachel Levine sworn in as four-star admiral in U.S. Public...

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Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and the highest ranking trans official in the Biden Administration, was sworn in October...

PGN celebrates 45 years of activism with historical marker unveiling

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A state historical marker recognizing Philadelphia Gay News was unveiled October 13 at the site of PGN’s first office, 233 S. 13th Street. Before...

Philly’s trans community and allies come together for annual Trans March

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In the continued fight for transgender rights, roughly 200 people showed up to the annual Philly Trans March (PTM), the peaceful rally demanding justice,...

The Long Fight of Gavin Grimm

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Gavin Grimm won. As Pride month draws to a close, the battle of one lone trans man to use the restroom that corresponds with his...

U.S. Supreme Court rules against city in foster parents case

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The decision was unanimous. In a 9-0 ruling bound to have a long-ranging impact, the U.S. Supreme Court found the City of Philadelphia violated...

Local advocates react to Supreme Court’s ruling

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Hopes were dashed today for a bias-free foster-care system in Philadelphia after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia...

Obamacare, voting rights, LGBTQ rights mark Supreme Court’s final month

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June marks the final month of the U.S. Supreme Court calendar. This is when all the most momentous and far-reaching cases are decided and...

Dr. Rachel Levine confirmed by Senate to be Asst. Secretary of...

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By Laura Olson Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, on Wednesday became the first openly transgender individual to be confirmed by the U.S....

LGBTQ seniors at JCAA get Covid-19 vaccinations

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Residents of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly Senior Apartments received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week, with second doses scheduled...

PGN EXCLUSIVE: Biden pledges support to LGBTQ community

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This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden begins with a meeting in 2012 in the...

SONGS at 75: Tom Wilson Weinberg brings birthday cabaret to the...

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Tom Wilson Weinberg will celebrate his 75th birthday with a series of cabaret performances at the William Way LGBT Community Center this weekend. “SONGS...

Sarah McBride set to become first transgender state senator after primary...

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Sarah McBride won the Democratic primary in Delaware’s first state senate district Tuesday night, all but assuring her a general election victory. With a...

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