Money from the fundraiser will support a federal lawsuit that seeks to strike down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage on the grounds that it voids the unions of legally married gay couples.
“This is one of things that the department needed to do to make sure that we are treating people fairly and in the proper way,” Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford says.
Residents are expected to begin moving into the $19-million John C. Anderson Apartments, at 13th and Spruce Streets, in just a couple of weeks.
This year the drag queens, back for the second year, will be joined by a brand new group of marchers.
AIDS Fund Philly held its 14th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO Friday night.
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.”
October is LGBT History Month, and individuals and organizations are invited to explore an online trove of information about distinguished members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
A community choir heralded the dedication of the block of Locust Street between 12th and 13th Streets as “Barbara Gittings Way.”
A grassroots transgender group has kicked off a petition campaign urge the public to take a stand against SEPTA’s gender stickers on transit passes.
Philadelphia City Council is putting a 21st Century sheen on a five-decade old city law that deals with discrimination.