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Masks still necessary as gayborhood bars and restaurants reopen

Philadelphia’s Camac Street, in the heart of the gayborhood, has long been a destination for dining, drinking, and entertainment. “The Little Street...

Gay dating in the time of COVID-19

When the pandemic swept through the country and prompted Philadelphia and everywhere else to lock down, people who were dating, trying to...

LGBTQ teachers forced to balance schoolwork and staying safe

Philadelphia’s new school year begins on September 2, but it will be virtual, for now. In late July the school board voted...

Local businesses doing their best during COVID-19

With Pennsylvania reporting 565 new cases this past Monday, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Here in Philly, businesses have been...

Philly’s LGBTQ performers keep the show going

Arts and culture is a 4.1 billion dollar industry in Philadelphia. But with COVID-19 cases still a concern in our city and...

Philly’s LGBTQ health orgs endure amid pandemic

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

What’s next for LGBT nonprofits?

For our community’s nonprofit organizations, the past few months have been challenging financially, from the inability to host in-person gatherings and fundraisers...

LGBTQ sports teams adjust to pandemic playing field

In 1976, the year PGN began publishing, we reported on an all-gay baseball team formed by a group of Gay Activists Alliance...

Re-Opening: Philly’s Gay-owned Businesses Adjust To COVID-19

Editor's Note: Visit the City of Philadelphia web site for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and re-opening plans.

Out Philly pastor talks ‘Queer Eye’ experience, church during COVID-19

The Fab Five took up residence in Philadelphia for the latest season of “Queer Eye,” which began streaming June 5 on Netflix,...

New scams target older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

Scammers have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud individuals in a variety of new ways. The Federal Trade Commission...

Philly LGBTQ bars participate in Cocktails-to-Go program

Now that summer has unofficially begun, those craving a margarita from their favorite neighborhood bar are in luck. On May 21, Gov....

Local theater group’s gender-bending cabaret goes virtual

As part of initiatives to keep afloat and mark its 10th-anniversary celebration, Quintessence Theatre Group (QTG) will be producing a one-time virtual...

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

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

Avoiding COVID-19 scams

Q:  I’ve been receiving a number of emails from people I don’t know with links to information on COVID-19.  I’m not clicking...

Pennsylvania comes together to discuss Pride celebrations in wake of COVID-19

Jason Landau Goodman, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress, began working in LGBTQ advocacy when he was a teenager. After...

New podcast on dating during COVID-19 includes queer experiences

In this era of physical distancing, social and emotional connection is key. Many single people are still trying to navigate the world...

Surviving coronavirus

Ian Morrison turned 46 on March 13 and celebrated his birthday in quarantine with a case of COVID-19. Morrison is well-known in...



The 1953 Gay Raid in Waco

On Saturday, April 11, 1953, nearly 70 gay men packed into a small four-room house at 2117 South 19th Street in Waco,...

The Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

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