Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation
The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities.
Trans, Intersex and Nonbinary Alliance seeking public comment on expanding all-gender bathroom access in Allegheny Co.
By Amanda Waltz PITTSBURGH — Public bathrooms have become a battleground for trans rights in the U.S., as lawmakers across the country have targeted these necessary spaces as a way to either show support for or deny access to certain groups. As if the issue was not already fraught, one local group is raising awareness […]
In the absence of state and federal demographic data, Pa.’s LGBTQ community conducts its own research
In the absence of state and federal demographic data researchers at Bryn Mawr College, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown decided to move on their own.
Transgender youth are coming out and living in their gender much earlier than older generations | Opinion
A survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.
Allentown’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBTQ Community Center provides comfort via pop-up vaccine clinics
More and more LGBT community centers are holding vaccine clinics to get shots into the arms of people in marginalized communities.
How parents can support a child who comes out as transgender: By conquering their own fears, following their child’s lead and tolerating ambiguity | Opinion
Allow your child to come to their own answers. I think with kids there’s a lot of exploration, so things can change and that’s OK. Openness from parents allows them to be who they are.
Get your LGBTQ history ready: America 250 celebration wants to know | Frank Pizzoli
You’ll want a front row seat at the nation’s 250th anniversary celebrations in 2026. If it works as planned, you’ll look around at events seeing people just like you no matter who you are or who you love. Pennsylvania recently became the first state to officially join the multi-year national celebration. The ambitious project involves all 50 […]
‘When they don’t count us, we don’t count.’ LGBTQ leaders ask state health officials for more data on COVID-19 vaccinations
Advocates say the data now being collected does not provide a clear picture of the state’s gender and orientation-diverse populations or how COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed among them.
Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room: An institution survives
Like many businesses, PAT at Giovanni’s Room has had to reshape the way they operate in the last 11 months of the COVID pandemic.
5 ways parents can help kids avoid gender stereotypes | Opinion
A genderqueer sociologist offers tips to disrupt gender-based discrimination in childhood.
Philly adds HIV to list of medical conditions eligible for COVID vaccine
The announcement came a day after the Philadelphia Gay News spotlighted the case of “Richard Doe,” a person living with AIDS in Philadelphia who was turned away for a vaccine.
Philly’s Trans Wellness Conference is going virtual
The largest transgender health conference world-wide, PTWC serves to educate members of the trans community, healthcare workers and intersections thereof, about physical and mental health issues facing trans communities.