Making the LGBT vote count
Tuesday is not a presidential election, nor a gubernatorial election nor a mayoral election. Often the less-than-sexy Philadelphia elections may go unnoticed by a great majority of the city. But, f...
The Tuesday that was
PGN heads to the printer each Wednesday, so Tuesdays are usually quite a hectic day for our editorial staff, as we’re scrambling to put final touches on stories, photos, captions and layouts. Howev...
Congrats to Collins
LGBT history and sports history were both made this week when NBA Washington Wizards center Jason Collins became the first openly gay actively playing member of one of the four major American profe...
Finding the humanity
Last week’s tragic attacks on the Boston Marathon, which left a young child and two others dead and scores with injuries that will haunt them the rest of their lives, also left the rest of the coun...
On getting gay-married
As the editor and a former staff writer at PGN, I have been writing about marriage equality for five-and-a-half years. From the nationwide rallying in the streets after the passage of Proposition 8...
Santorum’s marriage musings
Rick Santorum just doesn’t know when to stop.
The former senator from Pennsylvania was voted out of office several years ago, largely thanks to an LGBT and ally mobilization in response to his ant...
Out of bounds
Rutgers University is in the market for a new basketball coach.
On Wednesday morning, the New Jersey university announced that it was terminating head basketball coach Mike Rice, after Rice was ca...
Waiting for history
As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, I’ve heard the following a lot: “Do you think they’re going to legalize same-sex marriage or s...
Social media goes red
As the nation becomes increasingly more reliant on social media, critics have contended that sites such as Facebook are numbing our society’s interpersonal skills and morphing us too far into a sol...
Sick leave an LGBT cause
Philadelphia City Council last week approved legislation to guarantee paid sick leave to most Philadelphia workers — but its future is anything but certain.
Mayor Michael Nutter last session vetoe...