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PHOTOS: Mayor Nutter Helps Raise New Philadelphia LGBT Rainbow Flag This Morning

There were a variety of emotions this morning as members from Philadelphia government and the LGBT community met outside of City Hall to raise the City’s […]

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Mark Segal’s Book-Signing

Wednesday night a room full of movers and shakers gathered at the Independence Visitor Center to pay tribute to a national LGBT trailblazer, Mark Segal, […]

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North Philly Killing Draws National Attention

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today. The killing of Kiesha Jenkins has quickly become a national story. Jenkins, a 22-year-old trans woman, […]

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22-Year-Old Trans Woman Shot, Killed in North Philadelphia

A 22-year-old Philadelphia trans woman was shot and killed early this morning in North Philadelphia, according to police. Kiesha Jenkins was attacked by five or […]

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4 Things To Do If Your Workplace Needs LGBT Sensitivity Training

How’s this for a scenario: How many of you have been the “token” LGBT person “on staff” and have been the designated go-to person to […]

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LGBT Folks Should Stand With Planned Parenthood

I live close enough to the Planned Parenthood location at 12th and Locust here in Philly to have seen one too many protests outside of […]

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Gender Transition to Unfold on Stage in Local Theater Series

The [redacted] Theater Company will present the first in a series documenting one person’s gender transformation at the FringeArts Festival from August 28th to the 30th. This Damned Body Is Carved […]

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LGBT Catholics Seek Meeting With Pope

LGBT groups in America are seeking a meeting with Pope Francis during his trip to America in September. “In a formal letter sent to Pope […]

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The Dick Cheney-ization of America

Back in 2004, then-Vice President Dick Cheney horrified conservatives when, at a town-hall meeting in Iowa, he came out in favor of gay marriage, a […]

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PHOTOS: Sneak Peek at National Constitution Center’s First LGBT Exhibit

This Friday, the National Constitution Center (NCC) will debut its very first LGBT-focused exhibition: “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court.” […]

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Philly Ranked Sixth Most LGBT-Friendly City in the Country

In anticipation of Pride month, consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has pulled together a variety of statistics and data to come up with their third annual list […]

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Today is National Give OUT Day

Today, Thursday, May 21st, is Give OUT Day, a national, 24-hour campaign that rallies donors for LGBTQ-specific causes. Samantha Giusti, executive director of local nonprofit-championing Delaware Valley […]

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City Council Votes to Make Permanent the Office of LGBT Affairs

This afternoon, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill to make permanent the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, which is currently headed by Director Helen Fitzpatrick. But […]

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Judge Throws Out Nebraska Lawsuit Against All Homosexuals [UPDATED]

UPDATE [5/7/2014, 11:48 am]: Looks like we’re safe, gays. A judge in Omaha has thrown out Nebraska woman Sylvia Driskell’s lawsuit against all homosexuals. Omaha.com reports: […]

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Chaput Says Indiana Law Not Discrimination

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has joined a high-profile effort to defend a new Indiana “religious freedom” law that many observers say allows business owners to […]