On Tuesday, Americans will go to their respective polling places to cast their votes for the next leader of our country, who they think is best-suited to move our country forward.

We’re just as excited as the next person for the 2016 election season to be behind us. While a good portion of that has to do with the unprecedented divisiveness fostered by the Republican nominee for president, there’s also a real cause for hope depending on the results of this election.

PGN has long been committed to providing the local LGBT community the news it needs — but also the news it wants. In that spirit, we recently launched a Reader Survey to gauge our readers’ opinions on what they hope to see in their community newspaper.

As debate rages at the national level between supporters of the two major-party presidential candidates, Philadelphia’s LGBT community is seeing its own level of fervent discourse over an issue that hits close to home for many locals.

We’re as weary of the 2016 presidential election as the next folks. And as much space as we’ve dedicated to the election in this editorial, we have to add just a bit more to underscore the urgency of the situation we’re facing.

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