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PA backs brief urging SCOTUS to rule on LGBT nondiscrimination

PA backs brief urging SCOTUS to rule on LGBT nondiscrimination

Jen Colletta    October 12, 2017

Pennsylvania is among the states calling on the nation's top court to weigh in on whether sexual orientation is protected by current federal law.

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Silencing LGBT Pride in Egypt

Mark Segal    October 4, 2017

Donald Trump and his fake excuse and misdirected attack on the NFL players who are kneeling for social justice have some people saying it’s a sign of a leader cracking...

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Bebashi launches trans-resource program

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Bebashi launches trans-resource program

Jen Colletta    October 11, 2017

A local health and social-services agency is opening its doors — figuratively and literally — to trans communities.

Oral arguments in Morris 911 case set for January

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Oral arguments in Morris 911 case set for January

Tim Cwiek    October 11, 2017

Oral arguments will be held in January on PGN’s open-records request for 911 recordings relating to the Nizah Morris case from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, it was announced this...

Obituary: John Oates, registered nurse, 52

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Obituary: John Oates, registered nurse, 52

Jeremy Rodriguez    October 11, 2017

John Oates could be described as a true renaissance man. A jack of many trades, a music collector, nurse and part of the inspiration for Philly AIDS Thrift, he kept...

FIGHT closes youth drop-in center, provides funding for outside services

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FIGHT closes youth drop-in center, provides funding for outside services

Jeremy Rodriguez    October 11, 2017

A local HIV/AIDS service organization recently shut down its youth drop-in facilities.

Hershey litigants agree to protective order 

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Hershey litigants agree to protective order 

Tim Cwiek    October 11, 2017

Both sides in a contentious legal dispute regarding alleged anti-LGBT reparative therapy at Milton Hershey School have agreed to a protective order in the case.

New Orleans: Beyond Bourbon Street

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New Orleans: Beyond Bourbon Street

Jen Colletta    October 11, 2017

It’s almost too easy to fall in love with the Big Easy.

AG Shapiro continues to pursue criminal charges against Amtrak engineer

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AG Shapiro continues to pursue criminal charges against Amtrak engineer

Tim Cwiek    October 11, 2017

  Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will appeal a lower-court ruling that dismissed all criminal charges against Brandon Bostian, an Amtrak engineer involved in a fatal train derailment in Port Richmond.  

Boxers accepts $47,500 to settle federal case against city

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Boxers accepts $47,500 to settle federal case against city

Tim Cwiek    October 11, 2017

Boxers PHL, a Gayborhood sports bar that claimed anti-LGBT bias motivated city officials to order the removal of its roof deck, recently agreed on a $47,500 city payment to settle its...

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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