LGBT Community

Federal Agency Rules LGBT Workplace Discrimination Is IllegalThe move, announced without fanfare this past week by the EEOC, is persuasive but not binding on federal courts.
At Rutgers-Camden, Law Students Analyze LGBT Fears of Police EncountersAfrican-American men aren’t the only ones being profiled and singled out for enhanced attention by police, noted organizer Ryann Aaron.
Two Center City Intersections Getting Rainbow-Striped Crosswalks For LGBT PrideThe Philadelphia Streets Department will do the painting, and Philly Pride will be responsible for the upkeep.
Philadelphia Attorney Among Newest Customers For New '.LGBT' Internet DomainNow, joining .com, .org, .info, and other Internet domains, there's .lgbt.
Equality Forum To Host Inaugural Valentine's Day BallMoney 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.
Philadelphia PD Revamps Policies For Dealing With Transgender"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.
Senior LGBT Housing Project Set To Open Next Month in Center CityResidents 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's Mummers Parade Will Have Drag Kings Alongside Drag QueensThis year the drag queens, back for the second year, will be joined by a brand new group of marchers.
AIDS Fund Philly Hosts 14th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO AIDS Fund Philly held its 14th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO Friday night.
Philadelphia Gets Highest Rating For Its LGBT StancesGloria 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."
Anti-Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Under Fire in NJ and Pa."Minors deserve special protection," says State Rep. Babette Josephs. "Nothing should be done to them that's contrary to acceptable medical practice."
Local Organization Happy To See Wider Observance of LGBT History MonthOctober 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.