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PGN Exclusive: Organizers reschedule Pride to new date

PGN Exclusive: Organizers reschedule Pride to new date

Jeremy Rodriguez    February 16, 2017

Philly Pride Presents confirmed to PGN the organization will reschedule its annual Pride Parade and Festival for the first time in its 29 years. Pride will now be held June 18...

Mark My Words

Not as bad as you think 

Mark Segal    February 15, 2017

Let’s state the obvious: the LGBT community of Philadelphia seems to be in disarray. 

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25
Feb
2017
LBGT+ and Allies Meet-Up: FUN HOME! Saturday 2.25.17 from 4p-6p *Mature Teens Welcome!

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Comic Book Shop!

LBGT+ and ALLIES MEET-UP: Comics & More!Saturday, February 25th from 4p-6pBook Club Discussion: FUN HOME by Alison BechdelJoin us in sharing and learning about comics & pop-culture, with a foc...




25
Feb
2017
Fire In My Bones: A Gospel Jubilee

6:00 pm

Unitarian Society of Germantown

A musical narrative of Philadelphia-based drag artist Cookie Diorio’s hilarious, poignant and deeply spiritual, of course, personal anecdotes and life lessons. A lineup of sacred songs delivered with ...




27
Feb
2017
Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret- Full Access

8:00 pm

FringeArts

ASL interpreters, CART Captioning, Audio Description, and mobility device access: FringeArts teams up with Art-Reach to present a radically accessible concert.The hairy-chested, fake eyelash-laden alt...




04
Mar
2017
Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia 2017

8:00 pm

International House

Movies that range from special children to adults hiding the truth highlight the Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia's 21st season.  The festival showcases the best in Israeli film and kicks of...




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Philly gears up for several LGBT conferences

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Philly gears up for several LGBT conferences

Jeremy Rodriguez    February 21, 2017

Two LGBT organizations planning conventions in Philadelphia were represented at a local business luncheon Tuesday.

Trans author and activist to speak at Ursinus College

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Trans author and activist to speak at Ursinus College

Larry Nichols    February 20, 2017

Trans author and activist Jennifer Finney Boylan is returning to Ursinus College, where she served as the Updike-Hoyer Writer in Residence in 2010, for a discussion on gender, resistance and...

Defendant in murder of trans woman pleads guilty

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Defendant in murder of trans woman pleads guilty

Jeremy Rodriguez    February 16, 2017

A defendant in the February 2016 murder of a transgender woman pleaded guilty to three charges Thursday in a deferred-sentence agreement. Tiffany Floyd pleaded guilty to third degree murder, conspiracy...

Hate-crimes bill intro’d

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Hate-crimes bill intro’d

Jen Colletta    February 15, 2017

State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd) re-introduced legislation this week that seeks to instate hate-crimes protections for LGBT Pennsylvanians.

PGN renews appeal for D.A.’s Morris 911 recordings

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PGN renews appeal for D.A.’s Morris 911 recordings

Tim Cwiek    February 15, 2017

PGN last week appealed a denial by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for all 911 recordings pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident in the agency’s possession. 

GALAEI brings back Philly Black Trans History event

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GALAEI brings back Philly Black Trans History event

Jeremy Rodriguez    February 15, 2017

Christian A’xavier Lovehall used to attend GALAEI’s annual Philly Black Trans History event each year.

Catholic hospital: We didn’t discriminate against trans man

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Catholic hospital: We didn’t discriminate against trans man

Tim Cwiek    February 15, 2017

A Catholic hospital that blocked a trans man’s access to a hysterectomy, asserting its right to religious freedom, denied any wrongdoing in court papers filed last week. 

After Trump election, out gov’t agent from Philly resigns

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After Trump election, out gov’t agent from Philly resigns

Jeremy Rodriguez    February 15, 2017

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, T.J. Lunardi talked with his husband about the possibility of leaving his government job behind. It wasn’t too serious of a conversation, as Lunardi...

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