Equality Forum

A Philadelphia Gay Leader Elated With Today's U.S. Supreme Court Action"I did not expect to see this in my lifetime," said Malcolm Lazin, founder of the Philadelphia-based Equality Forum.
Equality Forum To Honor The Burkes Family And NHL For Helping To Change Homophobic Culture Of Locker RoomsEquality Forum's global summit on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues begins today. On Saturday, the group will honor a family that has helped to ensure equality and safety among all athletes-- regardless of sexual orientation.
Equality Forum's Annual Summit Is Set To Kick Off This Week The four-day summit includes more than a dozen panel discussions on LGBT issues ranging from same-sex marriage to immigration reform and growing older.
Decisions Could Come Soon On Two Of PA's Marriage Equality LawsuitsJudges in two of the five Pennsylvania lawsuits challenging the state's same sex marriage ban will have all the fuel they need to rule within the next few weeks.
Women Who Moved to Pa. Ask US Court To Force State To Recognize Their MarriageThe case involves two women who were legally married in 2005, when they lived in Massachusetts. But when they moved to Pennsylvania in 2009, their marriage was not recognized under state law.
2013 IN REVIEW: Fidel Castro's Niece Visits Philadelphia For LGBT EventBut the visit almost didn't happen.
Federal Lawsuit Aims To Sink Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Once and For AllThe case attacks the Commonwealth's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
Gay Rights Activists Eagerly Await SCOTUS RulingThe US Supreme Court will close its term today with a ruling on a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, which blocks gay married couples from federal benefits, as well as California's Proposition 8 that bans gay marriage in that state.
Former Congressman Speaks On Change In Attitude Toward LGBT CommunityWhen former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank was a kid the idea of gay couples living openly and getting married was but a dream.
Equality Forum Art Exhibit Zooms In On Gay Male Experience In CambodiaThe exhibit is free and on display through May 7th at the William Way Community Center at 13th and Spruce Streets.
Annual LGBT Rights Conference Opens in PhiladelphiaBut even as the American public becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, Pennsylvania has been slow to make a move when it comes to same-sex marriage or to expand LGBT civil rights.
US State Dept. Relents, Will Allow M. Castro To Visit Philadelphia From CubaIt was announced last week that the State Department would not allow Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul Castro and niece of Fidel, to travel from New York to Philadelphia for Equality Forum's international LGBT civil rights summit.