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.

About

Mission

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]

History

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]

References

  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "OVERVIEW -- CIRCULATION AND DEMOGRAPHICS" (PDF).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "PGN-The Philadelphia Gay News". Epgn.com. Retrieved 2011-11-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 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.
  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.

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