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Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20

Philly leaders and organizations set for Trans Day of Remembrance

BY: - November 20, 2022

The annual observance, which takes place today, is a time to honor and remember lives lost to transphobic violence.

New Reproductive Voices

How one Philadelphia reproductive rights group is making its voice heard

BY: - October 30, 2022

The people of New Voices say they're working to put an end to patriarchal anti-Blackness via community organizing, leadership development and voter engagement.

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Report: Nearly half of LGBTQ-owned businesses were denied COVID-relief loans

BY: - October 15, 2022

Poorer economic conditions among LGBTQ-owned small businesses hurt them when it came time to apply for aid.

The Whitehall Township Municipal Building, shown on May 9, was one of five locations for ballot drop-off boxes in Lehigh County (Photo by Donna Fisher/Armchair Lehigh Valley).

Pa. LGBTQ organizations work to register voters before midterms

BY: - October 9, 2022

'It’s crucial that young people vote, especially if they’re LGBTQ or allies, because the policies are still being written in this state,' one advocate said.

Philadelphia's Gayborhood. Photo via the Philadelphia Gay News

OutFest street festival canceled, but other Philly gayborhood events remain

BY: - October 2, 2022

The Oct. 9 street festival will not happen. Here's a rundown of your other options for the weekend of Oct. 7.

Philly’s drag community remembers Valencia Prime

BY: - September 24, 2022

'I called her the voice of the people. She really was an advocate, especially to newer queens,' Prime's sister, Asia Monroe, said.

School officials raising the rainbow flag to honor its being named after Gloria Casarez. (Photo: C.C. Tellez, Lez Run Philadelphia.)

Philly elementary school renamed for LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez

BY: - September 1, 2022

Casarez., who died in 2014, lived nearby and attended the school named in her honor.

Activists seek changes to Philly Health Department’s monkeypox messaging and vax rollout

BY: - August 17, 2022

'Anyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity is at risk for infection,' city officials said.

Meth addiction remains an LGBTQ issue, especially among gay and bisexual men

BY: - August 13, 2022

Side effects include decreased hunger, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

Philadelphia announces targeted vaccine response to monkeypox

BY: - July 31, 2022

By Jason Villemez PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that five local health clinics have been allocated doses of monkeypox vaccine for distribution to individuals at high risk for exposure. The clinics are Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Presbyterian Hospital, Drexel Partnership, and Penn Medicine. Each clinic is reaching out to specific patients for vaccination. […]

The July 3, 2003 cover of Philadelphia Gay News, about the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas.

Did the end of Roe open the door to the return of sodomy laws? | Analysis

BY: - July 10, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton want to bring back anti-gay sodomy laws.

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

What’s the bigger threat: language or legislatures? | Mark Segal

BY: - July 9, 2022

Do you want to waste time fighting over our allies’ words? Or do you want to do the real work of fighting the actual enemy of equality?