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The Philadelphia Gay News is the area’s largest and oldest publication targeted to the le***an, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Started in 1976, we strive to focus on and promote businesses and populations within our community to engender mutual success. This includes publishing special issues to highlight areas such as marriage, pets and health, as well as tackling sensitive issues like LGBT su***de and homelessness.

Lewis Nash, Sr., leader of the 47th Ward in Philadelphia, will officially be removed from his position after two months ...
04/05/2024

Lewis Nash, Sr., leader of the 47th Ward in Philadelphia, will officially be removed from his position after two months of scrutiny following homophobic and transphobic comments.

Lewis Nash, Sr. will officially be removed from his position after two months of scrutiny following homophobic and transphobic comments.

A final autopsy report and a decision from the Tulsa District Attorney’s office have officially closed the Nex Benedict ...
04/04/2024

A final autopsy report and a decision from the Tulsa District Attorney’s office have officially closed the Nex Benedict case.

A final autopsy report and a decision from the Tulsa District Attorney’s office have officially closed the Nex Benedict case.

For this week's portrait, Greg Cohen has has set out to celebrate the alt-kink community here in Philadelphia through a ...
04/04/2024

For this week's portrait, Greg Cohen has has set out to celebrate the alt-kink community here in Philadelphia through a series of photographs.

"It’s sad that some people have to live these dualities because of the way society judges people. It must be difficult and frustrating, but at least there’s a strong community to go to for support."

Greg Cohen has set out to celebrate the alt-kink community here in Philadelphia through a series of photographs.

This Saturday! AIDS Fund (known for the Philly AIDS Walk and Philly AIDS Thrift) is hosting their annual Black-Tie Gay B...
04/04/2024

This Saturday! AIDS Fund (known for the Philly AIDS Walk and Philly AIDS Thrift) is hosting their annual Black-Tie Gay Bingo event, where guests will enjoy a night of fun that also raises money. Read all about it, and get your tickets!

Black-Tie Gay Bingo reminds Philadelphians that the crisis isn't over and funds micro grants to support people living with HIV/AIDS.

The battle continues.
04/04/2024

The battle continues.

This year, the movable feast of Easter fell on March 31, which is also International Transgender Day of Visibility — not a moveable feast.

"We are a community that fights hate with love. And we continue to live out proud and visible; to live a life of joy in ...
04/03/2024

"We are a community that fights hate with love. And we continue to live out proud and visible; to live a life of joy in the face of this adversity." — Admiral Rachel Levine

Admiral Rachel Levine took time out of her schedule to speak with PGN about health care for trans people and trans visibility.

"I felt that I didn’t see a lot of representation of bisexual male stories out there. I felt that if I felt that frustra...
04/03/2024

"I felt that I didn’t see a lot of representation of bisexual male stories out there. I felt that if I felt that frustration or lack or representation, that other people did too," said writer/director Jacob Roberts about his new film, which will play as part of the Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media Festival’s Lindy SpringFest’s Jewish Shorts program.

Jacob Roberts chatted with Philadelphia Gay News about his film, "Half," Jewish identity and bisexual visibility.

Alice Wilson, a Philadelphia le***an who stands accused of murdering her wife last year, maintains her innocence and is ...
04/02/2024

Alice Wilson, a Philadelphia le***an who stands accused of murdering her wife last year, maintains her innocence and is preparing for a September trial.

Alice Wilson, a Philadelphia le***an who stands accused of murdering her wife last year, maintains her innocence.

A gay man has filed suit against Philadelphia Job Corps, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job due to a hos...
04/02/2024

A gay man has filed suit against Philadelphia Job Corps, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job due to a hostile work environment and other alleged wrongdoing.

A gay man has filed suit against Philadelphia Job Corps, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job as a culinary instructor.

Starting this week! Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater is putting on a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Setz...
04/02/2024

Starting this week! Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater is putting on a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Setzuan” April 2-21 with Philadelphian local director Justin Jain at the helm.

Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater is putting on a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Setzuan” April 2-21 with Philadelphian local director Justin Jain at the helm. Using an adaptation of Brecht’s play by playwright Tony Kushner, Jain is q***ring and reclaiming “The Good Person...

Two recent reports from the Trevor Project detail challenges faced by Black LGBTQ+ youth, and how best to acknowledge an...
04/02/2024

Two recent reports from the Trevor Project detail challenges faced by Black LGBTQ+ youth, and how best to acknowledge and support the intersecting identities of Black q***r and trans people.

Studies show: LGBTQ+ youth of color face racism within the q***r community while also enduring q***rphobia from non-LGBTQ+ people elsewhere.

Looking for some additions to your Letterboxd reviews? Here are a handful of terrific LGBTQ+ features, plus a documentar...
04/02/2024

Looking for some additions to your Letterboxd reviews? Here are a handful of terrific LGBTQ+ features, plus a documentary and comedy special, now available on streaming platforms, VOD, and DVD.

A handful of terrific q***r films are streaming on various platforms, VOD, and DVD. Here is a rundown of what to watch.

We gathered stories/experiences from over 400 LGBTQ+ parents, reflecting on the names that kids call their parents by.
04/01/2024

We gathered stories/experiences from over 400 LGBTQ+ parents, reflecting on the names that kids call their parents by.

Sometimes q***r parenting names evolve over time. Others are the combination of multiple names blended into one. How did you choose yours?

Three Republicans from the Pa House introduced a bill package that would forbid civil penalties for adults who misgender...
04/01/2024

Three Republicans from the Pa House introduced a bill package that would forbid civil penalties for adults who misgender children or hinder gender-affirmation care for them.

Trans advocates and allies are blasting a package of four transphobic bills that were introduced in Pennsylvania's legislature.

We got to talk with Howard Monroe, Anchor and Reporter for CBS News Philadelphia, on what it is like to be openly LGBTQ+...
04/01/2024

We got to talk with Howard Monroe, Anchor and Reporter for CBS News Philadelphia, on what it is like to be openly LGBTQ+ in the workplace.

Howard spoke with PGN about the public's perception and about the importance of representation for young Black gay men in the area.

On March 26, the Delaware Libraries for All Act (HB 299) — which aims to protect libraries from right-wing harassment — ...
04/01/2024

On March 26, the Delaware Libraries for All Act (HB 299) — which aims to protect libraries from right-wing harassment — passed its first major hurdle when the State House passed the measure by a vote of 30-5.

The Act would designate public libraries as places of public accommodation — requiring libraries to comply non-discrimination laws.

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based LGBTQ+ nonprofit focused on health, will receive a $2 million award fu...
04/01/2024

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based LGBTQ+ nonprofit focused on health, will receive a $2 million award funded by Mackenzie Scott, former spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation will use the funds to build out new space and programs for q***r youth and families in Pittsburgh.

PGN talks with Alicia Crawford, Managing Director of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness at Reinvestment Fund, about...
04/01/2024

PGN talks with Alicia Crawford, Managing Director of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness at Reinvestment Fund, about their experiences as a nonbinary le***an in the workplace.

Alicia talked with PGN about systemic challenges in the workplace — including self-advocacy and trying to change company culture.

A handful of terrific LGBTQ+ features, plus a documentary and comedy special, are now available (or coming next week) to...
03/30/2024

A handful of terrific LGBTQ+ features, plus a documentary and comedy special, are now available (or coming next week) to streaming platforms, VOD, and DVD. Here is a rundown of what to watch.

A handful of terrific q***r films are streaming on various platforms, VOD, and DVD. Here is a rundown of what to watch.

On March 22, students of UPenn gathered for a protest and rally co-organized by Lily Brenner in collaboration with Penn ...
03/30/2024

On March 22, students of UPenn gathered for a protest and rally co-organized by Lily Brenner in collaboration with Penn groups Out in STEM (OSTEM) and Penn Non-Cis — to call attention to intersectional problems LGBTQ+ students are facing at Penn.

Activists rallied to demand change, citing ongoing and unreasonable challenges for q***r people on campus.

7.6% of U.S. adults now identifying as an orientation other than heterosexual. This latest percentage is up a full two p...
03/30/2024

7.6% of U.S. adults now identifying as an orientation other than heterosexual. This latest percentage is up a full two percent from 5.6% four years ago and is more than double the 3.5% of 2012. See more here:

Despite more people than ever openly identify as LGBTQ+, support for nondiscrimination protections has declined.

The Vice President of US Regional Communications at JPMorgan Chase, Jimmy Contreras, talks with PGN about being gay and ...
03/30/2024

The Vice President of US Regional Communications at JPMorgan Chase, Jimmy Contreras, talks with PGN about being gay and out in the workplace.

Jimmy talked with PGN about the importance of being ally to colleagues and about LGBTQ+ affinity and resource groups.

Earth day is next month, but you can get an early jump on helping her out TONIGHT during a benefit cabaret at FringeArts...
03/30/2024

Earth day is next month, but you can get an early jump on helping her out TONIGHT during a benefit cabaret at FringeArts. We spoke to event organizer Linnea Bond about her journey to save the planet and other fun facts.

We spoke to Linnea Bond, a performer and environmental, activist about her upcoming show — which might just save the world!

Alicia Crawford, Managing Director of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness at Reinvestment Fund, chatted with PGN abo...
03/29/2024

Alicia Crawford, Managing Director of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness at Reinvestment Fund, chatted with PGN about their experiences as a nonbinary le***an in the workplace.

Alicia talked with PGN about systemic challenges in the workplace — including self-advocacy and trying to change company culture.

Need some more theater in your life? Go see Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater's production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Pers...
03/29/2024

Need some more theater in your life? Go see Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater's production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Setzuan” April 2-21! We reflect with the director, Justin Jain.

Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater is putting on a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Setzuan” April 2-21 with Philadelphian local director Justin Jain at the helm. Using an adaptation of Brecht’s play by playwright Tony Kushner, Jain is q***ring and reclaiming “The Good Person...

Jimmy Contreras, the Vice President of US Regional Communications at JPMorgan Chase, talks with PGN about being out in t...
03/29/2024

Jimmy Contreras, the Vice President of US Regional Communications at JPMorgan Chase, talks with PGN about being out in the workplace.

Jimmy talked with PGN about the importance of being ally to colleagues and about LGBTQ+ affinity and resource groups.

Local gay man files suit against Philadelphia Job Corps, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job due to a hos...
03/29/2024

Local gay man files suit against Philadelphia Job Corps, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job due to a hostile work environment and other alleged wrongdoing.

A gay man has filed suit against Philadelphia Job Corps, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job as a culinary instructor.

Poll finds 7.6% of U.S. adults now identifying as le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, q***r or some other sexual orient...
03/29/2024

Poll finds 7.6% of U.S. adults now identifying as le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, q***r or some other sexual orientation other than heterosexual.

Despite more people than ever openly identify as LGBTQ+, support for nondiscrimination protections has declined.

What should our kids call us? Some stories from over 400 LGBTQ+ parents:
03/29/2024

What should our kids call us? Some stories from over 400 LGBTQ+ parents:

Sometimes q***r parenting names evolve over time. Others are the combination of multiple names blended into one. How did you choose yours?

Earth day is coming up next month, but if you care about your mother, Mother Nature that is, then you can get an early j...
03/28/2024

Earth day is coming up next month, but if you care about your mother, Mother Nature that is, then you can get an early jump on helping her out on March 30 at a benefit cabaret to have fun and “Save Philadelphia From Climate Change.” We spoke to event organizer Linnea Bond about her journey to save the planet and other fun facts.

We spoke to Linnea Bond, a performer and environmental, activist about her upcoming show — which might just save the world!

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