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Charges dismissed against train engineer in Amtrak derailment

Charges dismissed against train engineer in Amtrak derailment

Tim Cwiek    September 12, 2017

A Philadelphia judge this week dismissed all charges against Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, who was involved in a train derailment in Port Richmond that killed eight passengers and injured about 200...

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Glass half full of progress

Mark Segal    September 14, 2017

I saw a picture today of a young gay couple standing next to an older heterosexual couple. Then, I noticed that the two men were holding up their hands to...

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Liberty City hosts race-relations discussion at annual meeting

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Liberty City hosts race-relations discussion at annual meeting

Jeremy Rodriguez    September 14, 2017

More than 30 people attended an annual meeting for an LGBT political-advocacy organization’s at John C. Anderson Apartments Wednesday. The Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club hosted a panel discussion on updates...

Judge clears way for trans murder trial

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Judge clears way for trans murder trial

Tim Cwiek    September 14, 2017

A Philadelphia judge last month cleared the way for a December murder trial for Charles N. Sargent, who stands accused of stabbing to death trans woman Diamond Williams, then dismembering...

Court orders D.A. to certify Morris records

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Court orders D.A. to certify Morris records

Tim Cwiek    September 14, 2017

Commonwealth Court last week ordered the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to certify transactions that caused dispatch records relating to the Nizah Morris incident to become “public records” in the office’s...

PGN publisher to receive state journalism award 

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PGN publisher to receive state journalism award 

Jen Colletta    September 14, 2017

Thirty years ago, PGN publisher Mark Segal went head to head with the Pennsylvania News-Media Association after it denied the publication membership to its association — and this fall, the...

LGBT Center of Central PA names new executive director 

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LGBT Center of Central PA names new executive director 

Jeremy Rodriguez    September 14, 2017

A Harrisburg-based LGBT center named its new executive director Tuesday.

Assault case against Voyeur settled

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Assault case against Voyeur settled

Tim Cwiek    September 14, 2017

Nicholas D. Forte, a South Philadelphia gay man who was assaulted outside Voyeur four years ago, recently settled his civil suit against the popular nightspot.

Miss’D America returns, with added incentive for contestants

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Miss’D America returns, with added incentive for contestants

Jen Colletta    September 14, 2017

If the name recognition and bragging rights that come with the Miss’D America title weren’t motivating enough, how about $5,000? 

Trans Health Conference returns with new initiatives, future goals

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Trans Health Conference returns with new initiatives, future goals

Jeremy Rodriguez    September 6, 2017

More than 4,000 people are expected to attend Mazzoni Center’s Philadelphia Trans Health Conference this weekend. The 16th-annual event, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will operate...

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