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Anderson Apartments assault and robbery victim tells his story

Anderson Apartments assault and robbery victim tells his story

Lenny Cohen    April 16, 2019

“Now the only thing I feel about Philadelphia is it’s not safe.” Those are the words of the longtime city man who was reported to have been attacked, sexually assaulted and...

Mark My Words

History comes full circle

Mark Segal    April 18, 2019

Last Sunday as I sat on my couch watching TV, I found myself in tears. A man I have never met, a very out gay man, was live on CNN...

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One less hurdle for crime victims’ rights in PA

Regional

One less hurdle for crime victims’ rights in PA

Tim Cwiek    April 18, 2019

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved legislation that would amend the state constitution to include specific protections for crime victims and their families. The initiative was approved April 8 in...

Court strips ex-judge of  law license

Local

Court strips ex-judge of law license

Tim Cwiek    April 18, 2019

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week ordered the suspension of Dawn Segal’s law license for one year and a day. Segal, an open lesbian, served as a municipal-court judge in Philadelphia for...

Meet PGN’s new editor

Local

Meet PGN’s new editor

PGN Staff    April 18, 2019

Passionate and industrious, she’s a staunch advocate for those whose voices often go unheeded or simply unheard. That, in a nutshell, describes Jess Bryant — the newest editor of Philadelphia Gay...

Silent, no more: GLSEN comes to Philly

Local

Silent, no more: GLSEN comes to Philly

A.D. Amorosi    April 18, 2019

At the end of an overcast Friday afternoon, teens with rainbow stickers on their cheeks, advocate mothers with ‘X’s painted across their lips, city and state representatives filled with anger...

Bullied fifth-grader takes own life

Local

Bullied fifth-grader takes own life

Josh Middleton    April 18, 2019

 A family in Southwest Philadelphia is mourning the loss of an 11-year-old who they say died by suicide after he and his brother faced constant bullying at their school. Phillip Spruill...

Media Trail: April 19-25, 2019

National

Media Trail: April 19-25, 2019

Larry Nichols    April 17, 2019

Morehouse College to take transgender students CNN reports the country’s only all-male historically black college will begin admitting transgender men next year. The move marks a major shift for Morehouse College at...

Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei sultan

International

Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei sultan

Larry Nichols    April 11, 2019

The University of Oxford says it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the Sultan of Brunei following the outcry over new Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery...

Canadian man claims Marshalls store fired him because of his sexuality

International

Canadian man claims Marshalls store fired him because of his sexuality

Larry Nichols    April 11, 2019

A gay man from Oshawa, Ontario in Canada claimed that he was fired from his job in retail chain Marshalls because they “didn’t like” him and were looking for a...

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