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ICandy owner issues apology for racist language

ICandy owner issues apology for racist language

Paige Cooperstein    September 29, 2016

The owner of ICandy, Darryl DePiano, confirmed that his voice can be heard using a racial slur in a video circulating today on social media called “ICandy Philadelphia Owner Uses...

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Homelessness: An ignored community issue

Mark Segal    September 22, 2016

You most likely thought I’d be talking in this column about the race for president but I’m not. This column is instead about a subject close to my heart: our...

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Oct
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...




05
Nov
2016
Westminster Williamson Voices: Pärt the Mystic

7:30 pm

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

11:00 am

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...




11
Dec
2016
Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica

3:00 pm

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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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...

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.

Michelle Obama applauds LGBT equality while campaigning for Clinton at La Salle

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Michelle Obama applauds LGBT equality while campaigning for Clinton at La Salle

Paige Cooperstein    September 28, 2016

Near the beginning of her 25-minute speech this afternoon at La Salle University, first lady Michelle Obama called out the LGBT community while describing the legacy her husband has built...

Pennsylvania gets another shout-out from 'Will and Grace' stars

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Pennsylvania gets another shout-out from 'Will and Grace' stars

Paige Cooperstein    September 27, 2016

The cast of “Will and Grace,” a show noted for raising LGB visibility, reunited this week for a video that touts the importance of Pennsylvania in the upcoming presidential election.

Black and Brown Workers Collective demands accountability from Office of LGBT Affairs on anti-racism strategies

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Black and Brown Workers Collective demands accountability from Office of LGBT Affairs on anti-racism strategies

Paige Cooperstein    September 23, 2016

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect concerns from the Black and Brown Workers Collective. A quote from Abdul-Aliy Muhammad was not correctly transcribed from an audio recording...

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