A group of Villanova University law students have helped gain asylum in the United States for a Russian man who claims he was persecuted for years in his home country because he is gay.
When it comes to the inclusivity of policies, laws and services in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love earns a perfect score.
But the conservative senator from Lehigh County has carved a careful path in casting his vote.
Mayor Michael Nutter signed a groundbreaking bill today, making Philadelphia one of the friendliest cities when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights.
But 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.
NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo says as many as four gay players could go public at once.
Gloria Casarez, director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, says the city was ranked #1 in a survey of the large cities in the country by the Human Rights Campaign’s “Municipal Equality Index.”
“Minors deserve special protection,” says State Rep. Babette Josephs. “Nothing should be done to them that’s contrary to acceptable medical practice.”
With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
A community choir heralded the dedication of the block of Locust Street between 12th and 13th Streets as “Barbara Gittings Way.”
In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Philadelphia councilman Jim Kenney, in a letter, tells Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy to “take a hike and take your intolerance with you.”
The City of Philadelphia has been ordered to pay hefty legal fees to the local Boy Scouts chapter, which was involved in a federal trial over the national Boy Scouts’ controversial policy of banning gays.
The man credited as being this country’s first gay rights activist, and who made Philadelphia a base for his fight, has died.