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Local gay bar closes its doors

Local gay bar closes its doors

Jess Bryant    February 5, 2020

Updated Feb. 6, 2020. 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia’s beloved LGBTQ sports bar Boxers PHL has closed its doors, at least for now, due to a liquor license dispute. A sign was posted...

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The power of one act

The power of one act

Mark Segal    February 26, 2020

Last week I received a request that really touched me, and I'd like to share it with you.

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International News - 2/28/20

International

International News - 2/28/20

PGN Staff    February 27, 2020

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo    When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream...

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Media Trail - 2/28/20

PGN Staff    February 27, 2020

Governor makes history by attending gay rights rally   The Washington Post reports Gov. Andy Beshear, during a historic appearance at a gay-rights rally Feb. 19 at Kentucky's Capitol, spoke against discrimination...

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Media Trail - 2/28/20

PGN Staff    February 27, 2020

Governor makes history by attending gay rights rally   The Washington Post reports Gov. Andy Beshear, during a historic appearance at a gay-rights rally Feb. 19 at Kentucky's Capitol, spoke against discrimination...

HRC releases comprehensive candidate questionnaire

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HRC releases comprehensive candidate questionnaire

Victoria Brownworth    February 27, 2020

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released its 2020 Presidential Questionnaire on Feb. 24. All but one —...

Rep. Kenyatta to introduce LGBTQ data collection bill

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Rep. Kenyatta to introduce LGBTQ data collection bill

Michele Zipkin    February 26, 2020

Pennsylvania Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta recently introduced a co-sponsorship memo for a forthcoming bill requiring all state forms that collect demographic information to provide an optional LGBTQ+ identification question. According to...

The Mayor’s Office to establish interfaith commission

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The Mayor’s Office to establish interfaith commission

Michele Zipkin    February 26, 2020

The Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement announced that the City of Philadelphia will begin accepting applications for the new Mayor’s Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs. Comprised of 21 diverse...

Alchemy Hair Lab to host Trans Day of Visibility Event

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Alchemy Hair Lab to host Trans Day of Visibility Event

Michele Zipkin    February 25, 2020

Alchemy Hair Lab in Philadelphia will host a mixer in celebration of Trans Day of Visibility. On the evening of March 31,  guests can network with local professionals and discuss...

State Rep. Sims holds town hall

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State Rep. Sims holds town hall

Michele Zipkin    February 25, 2020

Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims held a town hall meeting on Sept. 24 at the Palumbo Recreation Center in Queen Village. In front of a crowd of roughly 20 people, Sims...

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