The 2016 Olympic Games wrap up this weekend after a precedent-setting run for LGBT athletes. While the games made successful strides for LGBT visibility in sports, it wasn’t a development that came without pitfalls.

An important victory in the fight for LGBT equality in Pennsylvania was won this week — and the lack of pushback around it is another cause for celebration.

PGN had ringside seats at the Democratic National Convention, an exhilarating, eye-opening experience that we’re all grateful to have had (yet also grateful the sleepless week is over!). Here are a few things we took away from the historic convention.

As of this writing, we’re midway through the Democratic National Convention. It’s been a whirlwind of a week, full of parties and protests, hunger and heat (who thought it was a good idea to have a convention in late July?), short deadlines and celeb spotting. As eager as we all are to say TGIF, it’s also been an incredibly inspiring week, which we’re trying not to lose sight of amid our growing political hangover.

The donkeys are in position, the flags are unfurled and the streets have been beautified. Philly is ready for the Democratic National Convention.

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