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2 years of union negotiations at Mazzoni Center end in LGBTQ-inclusive benefits

2 years of union negotiations at Mazzoni Center end in LGBTQ-inclusive benefits

Laura Smythe    September 28, 2019

Two years of union negotiations drew to a close Friday at Mazzoni Center, bringing the organization’s health care workers paid leave for gender-affirming surgeries, higher wages and a Labor-Management Committee...

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A Ugandan bill wants the death penalty f…

Mark Segal    October 17, 2019

There are so many issues I’d love to touch on in this week’s column: The LGBT Presidential Town Hall held by CNN, family leave for LGBT couples, Log Cabin Republicans...

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Out Republican wants more progressive party

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Out Republican wants more progressive party

Laura Smythe    October 23, 2019

Inspired by a lack of LGBTQ representation among members of Philadelphia City Council, Daniel “Duke” Orsino wants to shake up the legislative body — and his political party. 

Lesbian City Council candidate brings LGBTQ activism to local politics

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Lesbian City Council candidate brings LGBTQ activism to local politics

Laura Smythe    October 23, 2019

Sherrie Cohen describes herself as a life-long fighter for the LGBTQ community.  In 1975, she joined radical lesbian group DYKETACTICS! in filling Philadelphia’s City Council Chambers to protest the impending denial...

Meet the Working Families Party duo looking to oust Republicans from City Council

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Meet the Working Families Party duo looking to oust Republicans from City Council

Laura Smythe    October 23, 2019

Of the seven at-large seats available on Philadelphia City Council, two are reserved for minority party or Independent candidates. A voter who steps into the booth on election day can...

Media Trail: Oct. 18-24, 2019

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Media Trail: Oct. 18-24, 2019

PGN Staff    October 17, 2019

Transgender man shunned by Baptist college to get new name The Tennessean reported a transgender man who was shunned by his private Tennessee college after getting breast reduction surgery has now...

International News: Oct. 18-24, 2019

International

International News: Oct. 18-24, 2019

PGN Staff    October 17, 2019

Polish election: Leader says gay rights are a threat to society LGBT+ rights have become the single most significant cultural issue in Poland’s election campaign ahead of the vote Oct. 6.

Judge overturns Affordable Care Act protections for trans patients

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Judge overturns Affordable Care Act protections for trans patients

Victoria Brownworth    October 17, 2019

On Oct. 15, a federal judge overturned an anti-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, that protects transgender patients. The ruling stipulates that a 2016 policy...

Democrats weigh in on LGBTQ issues

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Democrats weigh in on LGBTQ issues

Victoria Brownworth    October 17, 2019

The Equality Town Hall was held a few days before the fourth debate in Ohio on Oct.15 — where the term LGBTQ was not mentioned once in three hours by...

Diaries reveal hidden worlds

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Diaries reveal hidden worlds

Matthew S. Bajko    October 17, 2019

“Damn, I’m going to be a gorgeous man,” Lou Sullivan wrote 40 years ago in one of his personal diaries.

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