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Cop accused of sexual assault hired by sheriff’s office

Michael A. Paige, who allegedly sexually assaulted another man while serving on-duty as a Philadelphia police officer, recently was hired as a deputy sheriff...

Police and district attorney handling of Nizah Morris case reveals flaws in state law

When Naiymah Sanchez remembers the people she looked up to as a young woman in the Philadelphia community, the names that come to mind...

Christian group opposes state antibias rule

The Christian Legal Society, a conservative legal group based in Virginia, is urging a federal judge to nullify an LGBT-inclusive antibias rule for Pennsylvania...

PrEP clinics brace for impact of Gilead decision

The continued fight to end the HIV epidemic will likely hit another roadblock come January, when the pharmaceutical company Gilead plans to revise its...

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus set for first in-person show in two years

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will perform in-person this December, just in time to mark the group's 40th season. The "Shine" holiday concert, running...

Philadelphia settles for $2M with Catholic Social Services in LGBTQ foster care lawsuit

The decision was unanimous. On June 17, in a 9-0 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court found the City of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment...

Arts & Culture

Ticking His Way to the Top

It’s a Jane Fonda kind of day for Robin de Jesús. The 37-year-old actor says so on Zoom, where he appears from Beverly Hills,...

Colton Underwood tries to make amends in new Netflix series

“Coming Out Colton,” now streaming on Netflix, is an awkward new reality series about Colton Underwood, who came out publicly in April 2021. The...

Horoscopes: Dec. 3 – 9, 2021

Jacob Anthony: Making Scents

Stephen Sondheim: A Singular Voice

Horoscopes: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2021


New study shows Pennsylvania ranks 24th in acceptance of LGBT people.

The Williams Institute has just published a new study, “The Impact of Stigma and Discrimination Against LGBT People in Pennsylvania” and the details are...


Over 1,000 LGBTQ people to serve in public office in 2022

When those who won their races in the November election are sworn into office, the U.S. will have hit an historic milestone: There will...

Breast cancer awareness for LBTQ people

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yet despite annual awareness campaigns with pink lights and pink ribbons everywhere throughout the month, breast cancer remains...

Pennsylvania’s Off-Year Election Is Crucial to 2024

The statistics are bold and undeniable: In one term, Donald Trump secured 33 percent of the U.S. Supreme Court justices and 30 percent of...


CDC says vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high infection rates

Federal health officials urged Americans in areas of the country with the highest surges in COVID-19 infections to once again wear masks when they...

Game Plan: Philly’s Queer Sports Teams Look Forward To Summer

Last year, PGN spoke with our local LGBTQ sports teams to see what their seasons would look like during the COVID shutdown. The answer...

Spring Awakening: Gayborhood businesses a year into the new normal

Last year, PGN spoke with Gayborhood businesses to see how they were managing through pandemic regulations. Locally-owned businesses the world over have felt the...

LGBTQ seniors at JCAA get Covid-19 vaccinations

Residents of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly Senior Apartments received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week, with second doses scheduled...

New report shows LGBTQ people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

A new report from the Movement Advancement Project, which compiled the data and presented the report based on polling data. shows that LGBTQ households...

Thanksgiving During a Pandemic: How the LGBTQ Community is Celebrating During Lockdown

For this Thanksgiving holiday, the CDC has advised Americans to stay at home and not travel. In Philadelphia, indoor gatherings of more than one...



Cop accused of sexual assault hired by sheriff’s office

Michael A. Paige, who allegedly sexually assaulted another man while serving on-duty as a Philadelphia police officer, recently was hired as a deputy sheriff...

Mark My Words

Let’s Talk Sports

Our Unwritten LGBT History

The Other Thanksgiving


“Grantchester” Goes Gay

This article contains minor spoilers. “Grantchester” is a British ITV detective drama set in the 1950s English Cambridgeshire village of the same name. The series,...


Journalism is vital to explain complicated issues

The healthcare system in America, like much of the country, works well for some people and terribly for many others. And the system is...



Stephen Sondheim: A Singular Voice

The news on November 26 that Stephen Sondheim had died was sudden and surprising. Although he was 91, Sondheim was not reported to be...

Robert A. Schoenberg, 1944-2021



A Year of Change

The Final Countdown

Family Portrait

Jacob Anthony: Making Scents

Franco Urban: The Uniqueness of Nature

Carolyn Natrin: Inspiring Small Business

Robert Kotonly: Bringing the Razzle Dazzle



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