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The September 12 Democratic debate is over, but the discourse about what was and was not discussed is still front-and-center. Former Vice-President Joe Biden has gotten most of the post-debate flak for his suggestion that Black parents can’t raise their children without intervention from the state.

In the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Healthcare Equality Index, Philadelphia was among the highest-ranked cities in the country for LGBTQ-friendly medical care. But is the city able to care for its trans population? 

In January, Rob Jordan was tasked with reviving the Pennsylvania chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans and has been building that chapter, which is based in Philadelphia, ever since. At the end of a recent vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Jordan spoke with PGN about why LCR is endorsing President Trump for 2020 and why he voted for Trump in 2016 and will again next year.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office just became more diverse. On Monday, Sept. 9, the DAO welcomed the largest, most diverse class of over 60 new prosecutors, some of whom are members of the LGBT community. Two percent of this year’s recruits identify as nonbinary, over half of the recruits are women and a handful graduated from historically black colleges and universities. Additionally, about 15 percent of the class is from Philadelphia. 

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