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 and on my first day assigned a preview story about OutFest 2007. I quickly learned this was not going to be a run-of-the-mill, entry-level journalism job.


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 — and the real-life implications of such attitudes on LGBT Pennsylvanians.

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, a philanthropic response to the commercialized holiday-shopping season.

Don: I'm thankful for the stability this year has brought to my life: my husband, my PGN family, my cats and my home. After all, the secret to happiness is to surround yourself with the things you love! 

We live in an age where news that the president’s son communicated directly with what has been deemed a hostile foreign intelligence agency is just par for the course for a Monday night’s news cycle.

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