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Allentown adopts conversion-therapy ban

Allentown adopts conversion-therapy ban

Jen Colletta    July 20, 2017

A bill to ban conversion therapy for minors unanimously passed Allentown City Council Wednesday night and was expected to be signed into law on Thursday.

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Mark Segal    July 5, 2017

I’m writing this column on Jason’s and my third wedding anniversary. Since marriage is something new for our community, and us, I thought I’d share what has been a learning...

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PA teens testify in trans-bathroom case 

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PA teens testify in trans-bathroom case 

Jeremy Rodriguez    July 19, 2017

Students at a Berks County school district testified Monday in a federal court case in which students are claiming the school’s transgender-inclusive policies violated their privacy. Two of four students...

Action Wellness expands services

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Action Wellness expands services

Jeremy Rodriguez    July 19, 2017

A local nonprofit is expanding, with increased services and a new location. 

City asks judge to dismiss Boxers suit

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City asks judge to dismiss Boxers suit

Tim Cwiek    July 19, 2017

City attorneys are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Boxers PHL, a sports bar in the Gayborhood that claims anti-LGBT bias motivated a city order that...

Lesbian couple turned away from PA bridal shop

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Lesbian couple turned away from PA bridal shop

Jen Colletta    July 19, 2017

The owner of a Pennsylvania bridal shop recently claimed that her faith precluded her from selling a dress to a same-sex couple. 

Philadelphia Asian & Queer provides support and social interaction

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Philadelphia Asian & Queer provides support and social interaction

Jeremy Rodriguez    July 19, 2017

When Matthew Wong was a student at University of Notre Dame, he was able to find others in the gay Asian community with whom he could identify. However, the 23-year-old...

‘Radical hospitality’ in action at Broad Street Ministry 

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‘Radical hospitality’ in action at Broad Street Ministry 

Jen Colletta    July 19, 2017

Once a month, LGBT and ally congregants of Broad Street Ministry gather for conversation and community.

Lesbian Christian woman to launch Bible app for LGBT people

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Lesbian Christian woman to launch Bible app for LGBT people

Jeremy Rodriguez    July 19, 2017

Crystal Cheatham created the Our Bible App with a mission in mind. 

William Way to launch faith-based workshop series 

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William Way to launch faith-based workshop series 

Jeremy Rodriguez    July 19, 2017

A local LGBT community center will explore the intersections of faith and LGBT identities in a new workshop series.

PGN to participate in #AskKenney series

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If you want to ask Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney a question, now’s your chance. 

Kenney is working with a different media outlet every month to solicit questions about issues impacting Philadelphians from city residents, with June’s effort focused on PGN and our LGBT and ally readers. In the next few weeks, PGN will encourage readers to send us any questions they have for the mayor, which we will forward to his office.

Kenney will answer select questions in our June 16 edition.

There are several simple ways you can submit your question. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 215-625-8501 ext. 206 or send it to 505 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147. We’re also accepting questions on our social-media channels: FacebookTwitter and Instagram; tag us and use the hashtag #AskKenney and we’ll get your question to the mayor.


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