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Philly’s Marian Anderson Is Getting Some Long-Overdue Love

One of the pitfalls of living in a city so well stocked with Historical Characters of Great Import (HCGIs) is that many compelling figures fade […]

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The Philly MLK Day Luncheon That Would Have Dr. King Rolling in His Grave

“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

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I Love My Job: Civil Rights Attorney Gloria Allred

On the eve of Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing, powerhouse advocate Gloria Allred, who is representing pro bono 33 of the women accusing the comedian of sexual assault, […]

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Coming Soon: Philly’s First Statue to Honor an African American

Amidst a heated national and local debate over monuments, Philly will soon unveil its first public sculpture honoring an African American individual: civil rights activist and […]

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Former Philly Trans Conference Co-Chair Speaks Out After ACLU Files Suit

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of D.C. announced a lawsuit against the D.C. Police Department over the alleged “illegal entry” of the […]

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LGBTQ&A: Reggie Shuford

Reggie Shuford, Esq., is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. We chatted with the civil rights leader on working for […]

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Enough With the Free Turkeys, Politicians — Get Serious About Reducing Poverty

The older I get, the more I realize that for all of the progress Philadelphia prides itself on, there is still so much that needs […]

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Trump’s Victory Has Me Considering Gun Ownership

Another day, another incident. Across Philadelphia and around the nation, you can’t help but notice that marginalized people — whether Muslim or of color, LGBTQ […]

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OPINION: As a Black Gay Man, I No Longer Support the Human Rights Campaign

Just one week before Election Day, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization — the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — is causing a stir. On Saturday, […]

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DNC NEWS: HRC Staffer Will Be First Openly Transgender Convention Speaker

On Thursday, Sarah McBride will be the first openly transgender person to speak at a Democratic or Republican national convention. Sarah McBride, the national press […]

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Rep. John Lewis to Receive Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal

Congressman John Lewis will receive the 2016 Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in September. The announcement, made yesterday, said that Lewis will be […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: Anti-Gay Bill Might Harm Atlanta’s Super Bowl Bid

The NFL is speaking out against Georgia’s recently passed “religious liberty” bill. Georgia House Bill 757, which will allow institutionalized LGBTQ discrimination, has received opposition […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: HRC Speaks Out on the Death of Philly Transwoman Maya Young

The Human Rights Campaign publicly acknowledges the recent death of a Philly transwoman. As Philly continues to reflect on another tragic death of a transwoman […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Philly Queer Woman to Launch Inclusive Dating App

Tara Taylor is the co-founder of a new dating app geared toward redefining LGBTQ matchmaking. Two queer women of color have just launched the beta […]

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Philadelphia Gets a Perfect Score on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index

Philadelphia received top honors in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, or MEI. A rigorous series of criteria must be met in order to score […]