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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.

COMMENTARY
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? 

How Philly’s Pride march captured the politics of the moment | Analysis

BY: - June 7, 2022

Nearly three years since the last in-person Pride, this year's event began with a march and a show of solidarity.

Philly lawyer found his higher calling by starting an org to combat addiction stigma

BY: - June 5, 2022

'Addiction is a family disease caused by ineffectively managed emotional pain,' Kevin Hyer said.

Transgender man from Delco seeks right to pursue adoption

BY: - May 31, 2022

The Pa. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case earlier this month.

There are Pride celebrations all over Philly this June

BY: - May 31, 2022

It seems like there are more ways in 2022 to celebrate and uplift the legacy of Pride than before.

Pa. Primary 2022: LGBTQ candidates ran across Pa., to mixed results | Analysis

BY: - May 22, 2022

Some high-profile candidates lost their contests, but other legislative candidates saw electoral success.

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Why the LGBTQ community rejected Brian Sims for lieutenant governor | Mark Segal

BY: - May 20, 2022

Sims was a bad candidate from the start due to a lot of past baggage and controversy.