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News briefing Dec. 19-25, 2014

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News briefing Dec. 19-25, 2014

PGN Staff    December 18, 2014

Former Mazzoni CFO waives arraignment The former finance head of Mazzoni Center last month waived his arraignment on dozens of charges connected to a series of DUI incidents.

Local Pride org. protests policy of international group

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Local Pride org. protests policy of international group

Ryan Kasley    December 17, 2014

The organizers of the local LGBT Pride festival convened last week to address what they say is discriminatory language in the bylaws of its parent organization.

Cops who allegedly abused gay man didn’t have LGBT training

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Cops who allegedly abused gay man didn’t have LGBT training

Tim Cwiek    December 17, 2014

Philadelphia police officers Michael Gentile and Robert Tavarez, who allegedly mistreated a gay man, never received any LGBT-sensitivity training prior to the incident, according to a recent legal filing.

Equality pays in PA

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Equality pays in PA

Ryan Kasley    December 17, 2014

A national LGBT thinktank has released findings on the economic impact of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.

 A media coordinator, Hillary Lassoff

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A media coordinator, Hillary Lassoff

Ryan Kasley    December 17, 2014

Hillary Lassoff turned 24 on the day of PGN’s visit to her workplace. In just the two years since she graduated college, Lassoff has launched her own apparel company and landed...

Morris 911 transmissions hold key information

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Morris 911 transmissions hold key information

Tim Cwiek    December 17, 2014

When advocates for Nizah Morris mark the 12th anniversary of her death next week with a Center City march and vigil, one of their demands will be the release of...

Philly reports no LGBT hate crimes in 2013

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Philly reports no LGBT hate crimes in 2013

Jen Colletta    December 11, 2014

According to statistics released by the FBI Tuesday, there were no hate crimes motivated by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity committed in Philadelphia in 2013.

News briefing Dec. 12-18, 2014

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News briefing Dec. 12-18, 2014

PGN Staff    December 11, 2014

Sixers to host LGBT night The Philadelphia 76ers will host its third Pride Night this weekend.