Philadelphia Gay News

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Philadelphia Gay News
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TypeWeekly newspaper
PublisherMark Segal
Editor-in-chiefJen Colletta
Founded1976
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, PA, United States
Circulation50,000 Weekly
Websiteepgn.com

Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the Philadelphia area. The publication was founded in 1976 by Mark Segal,[1] who was inspired by activist Frank Kameny when they met in 1970.[2]

PGN is the oldest LGBT publication founded as a weekly in the United States and is the largest on the East Coast with 25,000 weekly readers.[3] PGN is a member of the National Gay Newspaper Guild.

About[edit]

Mission[edit]

The mission of Philadelphia Gay News is to serve as a forum for LGBT community discussion, and to act as a platform for communicating LGBT issues with mainstream media.[4] "My initial goal for PGN was to be the publication that informed our community," Segal said in an interview with Julia Klein. "It was very modest. Then as we went on, I began to realize how powerful a communications medium that connected our community together could be, and my goals changed. I wanted to do more."[5]

History[edit]

1976 - Mark Segal founds PGN on January 3 as a monthly publication.[6]

1993 - Philadelphia Magazine bestows PGN publisher Mark Segal with "Best of Philadelphia" award for "Clout".[7]

2016 - Hillary Clinton writes an op-ed for PGN, which is the first time a major-party presidential candidate writes an op-ed for an LGBT newspaper.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klein, Julia M. 20 Years As A Gay Establishment Philadelphia Gay News Publisher Mark Segal Has Made Waves Since 1976. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 22, 1996.
  2. ^ "Pioneering gay rights activist honored in Philly — NewsWorks". Newsworks.org. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  3. ^ "OVERVIEW -- CIRCULATION AND DEMOGRAPHICS" (PDF).
  4. ^ "PGN-The Philadelphia Gay News". Epgn.com. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  5. ^ "PGN-The Philadelphia Gay News". Epgn.com. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  6. ^ Klein, Julia M. 20 Years As A Gay Establishment Philadelphia Gay News Publisher Mark Segal Has Made Waves Since 1976. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 22, 1996.
  7. ^ Klein, Julia M. 20 Years As A Gay Establishment Philadelphia Gay News Publisher Mark Segal Has Made Waves Since 1976. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 22, 1996.
  8. ^ "PGN Exclusive: Hillary Clinton addresses LGBT equality". Epgn.com. 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-09.

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