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After racist video, community responds

After racist video, community responds

Jen Colletta    September 30, 2016

Several-dozen people protested outside of ICandy Thursday night, hours after a video surfaced of the club's owner using racist language. Earlier in the day, a YouTube user called Gay by Gay...

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LGBT journos want to censor Out Mag

Mark Segal    September 29, 2016

Out Magazine most likely is the most read LGBT publication in the nation. Its major bent or area of coverage is arts and fashion; it’s light and breezy with cozy...

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2016
Choral Arts Society of Washington: An Italian Madrigal Journey

7:30 pm

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

An exhilarating new season of choral music begins with an evening of artful songs of love and wit, tracing the evolution of the Italian madrigal as it crosses 16th-century Europe, migrates into the Br...




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Nov
2016
Westminster Williamson Voices: Pärt the Mystic

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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

The Westminster Williamson Voices continue a close relationship with Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica as they return with a stunning work by preeminent Estonian comp...




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Nov
2016
Antiques at Kimberton

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Kimberton Fire Hall

Antiques at Kimberton is a respected antique show that fills over 10,000 square feet in 2 buildings at the Kimberton Fire Hall in Phoenixville, PA.  What makes this show a success is the diversity...




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Dec
2016
Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica

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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

The choirs of the Cathedral Basilica and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia join forces in beautiful carols and the traditional music of Christmas. Resounding brass add t...




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PGN supports ICandy boycott

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PGN supports ICandy boycott

PGN Staff    September 30, 2016

In our 40 years in operation, Philadelphia Gay News has worked to serve as a platform to address injustice, inequality and discrimination faced by our LGBT community — a community...

Trans inmate sues for transfer to women's prison

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Trans inmate sues for transfer to women's prison

Jen Colletta    September 29, 2016

A transgender woman from Philadelphia who has spent the last four years in men’s prisons filed a federal lawsuit this week, alleging ongoing sexual harassment and abuse at the hands...

Killer of gay man seeks reconsideration of death sentence

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Killer of gay man seeks reconsideration of death sentence

Tim Cwiek    September 29, 2016

Attorneys for Richard R. Laird last week asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision not to vacate Laird’s death sentence for killing Anthony V. Milano

Nellie Fitzpatrick first LGBT recipient of Professional Women's Roundtable award

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Nellie Fitzpatrick first LGBT recipient of Professional Women's Roundtable award

Paige Cooperstein    September 29, 2016

The Professional Women’s Roundtable next month will give its annual PoWeR Award to Nellie Fitzpatrick, director of the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs. It’s the first time an LGBT person...

40 years ago in PGN: Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2016

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40 years ago in PGN: Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2016

Paige Cooperstein    September 29, 2016

Though uninvited, gay Catholics’ presence felt at Eucharistic Congress Adapted from reporting by PGN staff Though uninvited, Dignity, the organization for gay Catholics, distributed leaflets and held a Mass to coincide with...

Bi community connects in Philly with visibility day, new nonprofit

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Bi community connects in Philly with visibility day, new nonprofit

Paige Cooperstein    September 29, 2016

Sia’s song “The Greatest,” a tribute to the shooting victims at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, started playing from a loudspeaker midway through the first Bi Visibility Day Rally in...

PGN files appellate papers in Morris 911 case

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PGN files appellate papers in Morris 911 case

Tim Cwiek    September 29, 2016

PGN submitted appellate papers this week pertaining to its open-records request for 911 recordings relating to the Nizah Morris incident from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Out in Fishtown builds LGBT community

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Out in Fishtown builds LGBT community

Paige Cooperstein    September 29, 2016

Jason Cox and Joshua Borin met for the first time last week at Front Street Café. They shared drinks over a wood block table, flanked by fronds behind the restaurant...

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