From Philly to Harrisburg and D.C. and back: Estelle Richman reflects on life in public service

BY: - May 29, 2023

The veteran public servant will receive the lifetime achievement award at the PGN Stonewall Awards on June 4.

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Where do Philly’s mayoral candidates stand on LGBTQ issues? | Analysis

BY: - March 12, 2023

Here's what all 11 declared candidates have to say about the issues that matter to the city's LGBTQ residents.

Wade Albert and Chesley Lightsey are running for judge this year. (Lightsey photo by Kelly Burkhardt.)

Philly’s LGBTQ judicial candidates say they plan to work for the people

BY: - January 29, 2023

Hopefuls Wade Albert and Chesley Lightsey each are running in the May 16 primary.

Anti-Defamation League bolsters efforts to address anti-LGBTQ hate

BY: - January 14, 2023

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA — In 2022, hatred toward the LGBTQ+ community manifested in different ways, from legislation targeting LGBTQ youth, mass shootings at queer nightclubs, and attacks on children’s hospitals that provide gender-affirming care. To that end, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which specializes in civil rights law and has roots in fighting antisemitism, has […]

Philly LGBTQ activists reflect on Kenney administration, look ahead to the future

BY: - January 3, 2023

'Each mayor has built upon the work of their predecessor and I think Mayor Kenney has done that,' an advocate said.

Urban Rural Action to select 28 volunteers to prevent ‘targeted violence’

BY: - January 3, 2023

Residents of Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties all are involved in the community push.


LGBTQ Americans are 9 times more likely to be victimized by a hate crime | Opinion

BY: - December 29, 2022

Hate crimes don't just impact victims. They reverberate through a community, causing lasting harm.

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What role does Philly’s mayor play in impacting the LGBTQ community?

BY: - December 19, 2022

From workforce development and civil rights to public safety, the city's chief executive has broad latitude.

Pa. Gov-elect Shapiro’s transition team includes more than a dozen LGBTQ members

BY: - December 11, 2022

'As a member of the LGBTQ community, I’m just very excited and proud to be a part of this,' team member Eric Gutshall said.

Philly mayoral candidates speak on LGBTQ rights

BY: - December 4, 2022

As of Nov. 29, seven individuals have announced their candidacy for the May 2023 Democratic primary.

U.S. Sen John Fetterman, D-Pa., (L) and Gov. Josh Shapiro (Campaign file photos).

Pa’s 2022 candidates — and their stances on LGBTQ issues — take the national stage | Analysis

BY: - October 22, 2022

There are bright line divisions between the Democrats and Republicans running for governor and U.S. Senate.


Are we all floating in the soup of hatred and violence? | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - May 1, 2022

From one end of the country to the other, hate is metastasizing. We have to speak up and confront it.