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Living LGBTQ in rural America

denise    April 25, 2019

Sometimes those born and raised in cities see urban areas as mecca centers for LGBTQIA communities — at times even dismissing the thought that rural areas contain more than a...

Changing the conversation by having the …

denise    April 18, 2019

Many of us know what it’s like to have the conversation — the coming-out conversation. Some may still be in the closet, fearing the conversation. But a phenomenal thing happened...

And the winner is ...

denise    April 11, 2019

This space is generally reserved for commentary on far-reaching, sometimes hard-hitting news events or policies that affect the LGBTQ community. Lately, the subjects have been heavy — often touching on...

Mark My Words

PGN welcomes international journalists

Mark Segal    April 25, 2019

Representatives from 19 countries visited the office of the Philadelphia Gay News to see how a newspaper for the LGBT community operated in the Unites States. Among these questions: What...

History comes full circle

Mark Segal    April 18, 2019

Last Sunday as I sat on my couch watching TV, I found myself in tears. A man I have never met, a very out gay man, was live on CNN...

Let’s win the election first

Mark Segal    April 10, 2019

If you are like me, your position on the 2020 presidential election might come down to this: You will elect any of the Democratic candidates for president, no matter how far...

Op-Ed

South Dakota man to be executed for bein…

Victoria Brownworth    April 18, 2019

Charles Rhines has already spent nearly half his life on death row. On April 15 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal. Now, barring clemency from the governor...

Happy 20th birthday, Philly Black Pride

Antar Bush    April 4, 2019

Black Prides came into existence because black queer leaders all over the country were raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and the effect it had on communities of color. They didn’t want...

Let’s not forget LGBTQ business in our e…

denise    March 28, 2019

On March 4, 2019, Woodbury Community Pride held its first economic development/business-attraction program geared toward LGBTQ business owners and entrepreneurs. It was the result of a two-year, intentional and purposeful effort...

Letters to the Editor

Clear distinction between LGBTQ discrimi…

denise    March 21, 2019

Letter to the Editor: As a longtime New Jersey resident, I was interested to see the PGN editorial last week (March 15-21) on the latest events from the Chick-fil-A saga...

Letters and Feedback

Kristen Demilio    November 8, 2018

In response to Jonathan Gilmore’s column “No, your father isn’t always right” (Nov. 2-8): I read with much dismay another example of seemingly simplistic and opinionated male-bashing. Disturbing to me is...

Letter to the Editor: Advocating for our…

PGN Staff    June 14, 2017

Editor: We must urge Philadelphians and, by extension, Pennsylvanians, to support protecting LGBTQ+ students and our rights in the educational sphere. We have unique situations and experiences that our non-LGBTQ+ peers...

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