Philadelphia Gay News

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Philadelphia Gay News
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Type Weekly newspaper
Publisher Mark Segal
Editor-in-chief Jen Colletta
Founded 1976
Language English
Headquarters Philadelphia, PA, United States
Circulation 50,000 Weekly
Website Philadelphia Gay News

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 50,000 weekly readers.[3] PGN is a member of the National Gay Newspaper Guild.



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]


1976 - Mark Segal founds PGN on January 3 as a monthly publication.[5]

1993 - Philadelphia Magazine bestows PGN publisher Mark Segal with "Best of Philadelphia" award for "Clout".[6]

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.[7]


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