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A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

(A woman holds a rainbow sign in support of same-sex marriage outside the US Supreme Court.  (Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Group Says Pennsylvania Still Needs To Protect Other LGBT Rights

While many in the LGBT community are celebrating the US Supreme Court’s decision today legalizing same-sex marriage, one advocacy group in Pennsylvania says the fight for gay rights isn’t over.

06/26/2015

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New Constitution Center Exhibit Spotlights Modern LGBT Rights Movement

This multi-faceted exhibit takes a look at LGBT rights from a time when being gay was a crime to today, when gay marriage may be on the verge of becoming the law of the land.

06/03/2015

Stigall Show Log 04.03.15

03 Apr 2015 – Chris discusses the Iranian nuclear framework, the Indiana Pizzeria and Joe Sestak’s walking Update. He also spoke about neck tattoos coming ….   6:00 – Killing Jesus movie airing this weekend […]

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/03/2015

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How Indiana’s Controversial Law Will Be Decided

I recognize that I can’t see this from the same perspective of apprehension as Lazin and other gay people; however, I think in addition to everything else, the free marketplace will sort out this issue.

03/31/2015

(Chris Bartlett, head of the William Way Center, describes the gay rights exhibit opening this June at the Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Details Announced For Constitution Center Show Outlining 50 Years of Gay Rights Efforts in Philadelphia

Titled “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court,” the exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, and legal precedents that tell the story of the gay civil rights movement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Gloria Casarez stands in front of the Rainbow Flag outside Philadelphia City Hall in October 2010.  Photo by Mitchell Leff, provided by City of Phila.)

Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s Head of LGBT Affairs, Dead at 42

“We’re going to miss her,” said Mayor Nutter, who created the Office of LGBT Affairs in 2008 and appointed Casarez to head up the office.

10/20/2014

(A newspaper box announcing the resignation of New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey stands in front of the NJ State House in Trenton on August 13, 2004.    Photo by Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

10 Years Later, Recalling The Impact of Gov. McGreevey’s Surprise Announcement

Despite the scandal, McGreevey’s announcement opened the closet door for many in the LGBT community.

08/12/2014

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fall 2013 "CARES" team, including Prof. Michele Pistone, far left; Joseph Catuzzi '14, fourth from left; and Michelle Majkut '14, fourth from right.  Image provided by Villanova U., used with permission.)

Villanova Law Students Help Gay Russian Man Gain US Asylum

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.

12/19/2013

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Philadelphia Rated Most Gay-friendly City In Pa.

When it comes to the inclusivity of policies, laws and services in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love earns a perfect score.

11/20/2013

(US Sen. Pat Toomey, in Philadelphia last June.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Sen. Toomey Breaks With Party To Advance LGBT Job Rights

But the conservative senator from Lehigh County has carved a careful path in casting his vote.

11/05/2013

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Mayor Nutter Signs Groundbreaking LGBT Rights Legislation

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.

05/09/2013

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Annual LGBT Rights Conference Opens in Philadelphia

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.

05/02/2013

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Ayanbadejo Says As Many As Four Gay NFL Players Could Come Out At Once

NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo says as many as four gay players could go public at once.

04/05/2013

(A City of Philadelphia street sign pays homage to a gay rights pioneer.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Gets Highest Rating For Its LGBT Stances

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.”

11/29/2012

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