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Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs names new executive director

Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs names new executive director

Jess Bryant    January 28, 2020

Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs is at long last no longer vacant. Celena Morrison has been named executive director and will begin her tenure on March 2.

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Mark Segal    January 23, 2020

  Zola is pure joy. That's the answer I give every time someone asks, "How's your puppy, by the way?" All dogs, in my eyes, will always be puppies. Zola is...

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Fundraiser commemorates deceased gay deputy sheriff

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Fundraiser commemorates deceased gay deputy sheriff

Michele Zipkin    January 28, 2020

Tabu Lounge and Bar will host a fundraising event to honor the legacy of beloved Philadelphia deputy sheriff and LGBTQ+ leader Dante Austin, who died by suicide last June. Austin’s...

Philly school district pays $850,000 to settle bullying case

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Philly school district pays $850,000 to settle bullying case

Tim Cwiek    January 28, 2020

Philadelphia public-school officials recently allocated $850,000 from the district’s operating budget to settle the lawsuit filed by Amanda Wible, a former student who claimed she suffered severe bullying because she’s...

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PGN Staff    January 23, 2020

South Korea to decide fate of first transgender soldier In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine whether to discharge a soldier who recently underwent gender-affirmation surgery...

Out gay man running for Del. House of Representatives 

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Out gay man running for Del. House of Representatives 

Michele Zipkin    January 23, 2020

  Eric Morrison, an openly gay candidate for Delaware State Representative, was endorsed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund earlier this month. He is running to represent the 27th district, which covers...

Philly school district settles bullying case

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Philly school district settles bullying case

Tim Cwiek    January 23, 2020

  Philadelphia school-district officials have settled the lawsuit filed by Amanda  Wible, a former public school student who maintains she suffered severe bullying because she’s gender nonconforming.

Assailant of trans woman seeks new trial

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Assailant of trans woman seeks new trial

Tim Cwiek    January 23, 2020

Marcus Jones, who brutally assaulted trans woman Michelle Hill in August 2015, has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, seeking a new trial.

Assailant of trans woman seeks new trial

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Assailant of trans woman seeks new trial

Tim Cwiek    January 23, 2020

Marcus Jones, who brutally assaulted trans woman Michelle Hill in August 2015, has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, seeking a new trial.

Gene London, children’s TV show host and out gay advocate, has died

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Gene London, children’s TV show host and out gay advocate, has died

Jess Bryant    January 23, 2020

 Out gay man Gene London, the celebrated host of “Cartoon Corners” aka “The Gene London Show” from 1959-77 died Sunday, Jan. 19 in Reading at age 88. His family reported...

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