Posted on March 25, 2010
by David Cohen

I Just got an email from a media colleague, Mark Segal, the publisher of PGN and I would like to share part of the email with you:

“Each year, the U.S. government funds thousands of capital projects and programs for communities. We in the LGBT community must begin to make that a priority and take the bureaucratic and political steps to fund our projects. After all, we are tax-paying citizens, no different from other communities already receiving not millions but billions of dollars for brick and mortar for their communities.

“We are not addressing funding for HIV/AIDS: We are specifically dealing with LGBT community funding. But the government won’t know that unless we take the proper steps to address this ourselves by researching what programs are offered and applying. This is the next frontier of activism and equality.”

As I was reading it I knew in my heart that this issue is important, and that we need to stand up and fight for it. It’s never too late.

Mark Segal is the publisher of PGN. He can be reached at

Posted on March 18, 2010
by David Cohen

We are proud to announce our partnership with the 17th Annual Dining Out for Life on Thursday, April 29, 2010!

This year’s Dining Out for Life event will mark the culmination of our new citywide fundraising campaign, Dining Out for Life: City of Big Shoulders! This campaign, inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem ‘Chicago’, will utilize the idea of shoulders as symbols of support. It will feature a range of photographs with groups of people in fun, supportive poses. The new campaign represents Chicago’s incredible diversity, and is sure to attract more volunteers and diners to the event than ever before!

As part of our commitment to the community PINK  is going to announce next week where we are going to host this year and why. PINK will be giving away many Prizes, so stay tune as we promised you will  not be disappointed…