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Closing a chapter

Closing a chapter

Jen Colletta    December 13, 2017

In my first story for PGN, I had to mention the phrase “penis-shape bagel-eating contest.” What did I get myself into? I wondered. I was 21, fresh out of college...

Metcalfe’s mania

PGN Staff    December 6, 2017

  It is by no means a secret that state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is an opponent of LGBT rights. However, his actions this week highlighted just how deep his homophobia runs...

’Tis the (political) season for giving 

PGN Staff    November 29, 2017

This past Tuesday, nonprofits around the country sent out e-blasts, manned phone banks and took to social media to stage organized fundraising campaigns. The effort was part of Giving Tuesday...

Mark My Words

Questions you've asked me

Mark Segal    December 13, 2017

I asked my Facebook friends to suggest topics for this week’s column. They came up with subjects such as bullying, LGBT history, the White House holiday press party and the...

An open letter to the citizens of Alabam…

Mark Segal    December 6, 2017

  I am an openly gay man, so you might say you hate the sinner part of me but love me as a person. You also might tell me my civil...

An early and very personal Christmas pre…

Mark Segal    November 29, 2017

  There’s an old saying that when we’re young our parents watch over us, and we return the favor as adults when our parents are aging. In many families, this causes...

Op-Ed

Pennsylvania Trans Youth: Fighting for o…

Preston Heldibridle    November 22, 2017

My name is Preston Heldibridle. I’m 19 years old, I just graduated from high school in York County and I am transgender. I was also once a recipient of care...

It’s time to be counted

Stephen A. Glassman    August 16, 2017

What we are witnessing in Charlottesville is nothing short of a brazen attempt to return America to an era of Jim Crow, separate and unequal for minorities and women, intimidating...

Act now to advance equality

Bruce Easop    June 28, 2017

  Earlier this month, thousands of Philadelphians honored LGBTQ history, celebrated progress and affirmed our diverse identities at Pride. In the wake of these celebrations, now is the time to take...

Letters to the Editor

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...

Letters: To mourn, or not to mourn, Just…

PGN Staff    February 25, 2016

Editor:  In February 2015, I had the unique opportunity to meet and talk with the late Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a man whose death earlier this month will have...

Letter: On Saul Ewing's partnership with…

PGN Staff    February 18, 2016

Timothy Cwiek’s article about Saul Ewing’s partnership with TLDEF’s Name Change Project on Feb. 4 did an excellent job of describing that program and the important need that it serves...

Creep of the Week

Creep of the Week: Pauline Hanson

Growing up, my Australian education consisted of watching “Crocodile Dundee” and listening to “Down Under” by Men At Work. Today’s generation may be more familiar with Australia via YouTube videos of terrifyingly large spiders and venomous snakes.

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