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LGBT Protections Included in Proposed Amendment to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act [UPDATED]

Update [4/3/2015, 9:58 am]: From The Indy Star: “Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a measure aimed at removing fears that the state’s new […]

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Governor Wolf Urged to Do More in Response to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act [Updated]

UPDATE: A representative from Wolf’s office, responded to the original article with this statement: “What happened in Indiana is wrong, and Governor Wolf knows we need […]

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LGBT Pennsylvanians Not Protected from Indiana-Style Discrimination

Here’s the good news for Pennsylvania’s LGBT citizens: Yes, the state has a “religious freedom” law somewhat similar to the one just passed in Indiana […]

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Council Candidate Sherrie Cohen Calls for Boycott of City-Sponsored Travel to Indiana

The gay rights movement backtracked several years last week when, in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which effectively legalized discrimination against […]

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Democratic Party to Endorse Openly Gay Council Candidate for the First Time Ever

It looks like history will soon be made in the upcoming election for City Council. Our sister blog Citified writes that Philly’s Democratic party is […]

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City Council Bill Seeks to Make Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs a Permanent Thing

This afternoon Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced a bill in City Council that would make permanent the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs. The move is […]

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All the Ways Philadelphia is Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nation’s First LGBT Protests

  We’ve already reported on several ways the City of Philadelphia will mark the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first LGBT protests—which took place in […]

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Mayor Nutter Recognizes Gloria Casarez in Final Budget Address

This morning, Mayor Nutter delivered his annual budget address—the last one during his tenure as Mayor of Philadelphia. Before he got started, he took a […]

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Governor Tom Wolf Calls for LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws in Today’s Budget Address

In a budget address this afternoon that laid out his priorities for the coming legislative session, Governor Tom Wolf took time to mention the LGBT […]

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Researchers Say Same-Sex Couples May Soon Be Able to Produce Biological Children Together

Well this is a game-changer if I ever heard one: Scientists say that same-sex couples may soon be able to produce biological children together. Researchers […]

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Top LGBT Civil Rights Organizations in and Around Philadelphia

ACLU of Pennsylvania P.O. Box 40008 215-592-1513, aclupa.org ACLU of Pennsylvania works to secure total rights for LGBT people by working to defend and expand the individual rights […]

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IBA Looking for Next LGBT Business Award Recipient

Heads up, queer entrepreneurs. Philly’s Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is on the lookout for a recipient to receive its fifth-annual LGBT Business Award, and folks only have […]

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Pennsylvania House Passes Cyber Bullying Legislation

This afternoon, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation that would make cyber-bullying a crime in the Commonwealth. More from a press release I received from one […]

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PHOTOS: Even on a Cold Winter’s Night, Glamsino Royale Was Hot, Hot, Hot

Sure, the wind chill felt like it was -20 outside, but inside the Hotel Palomar, the ActionAIDS crew kept Thursday night super hot: Their now-annual […]

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Gay News Flash: America Gets Its First Openly LGBT Sitting Governor

Next Wednesday, February 18th, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber will resign his seat amid allegations that, as AP puts it, “his fiancee used her relationship with […]