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Equality Forum To Host Inaugural Valentine’s Day Ball

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.

02/10/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

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.

01/07/2014

(The John C. Anderson Apartments, under construction in June 2013.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Senior LGBT Housing Project Set To Open Next Month in Center City

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.

12/26/2013

(Brittany Lynn, center, at the Mummers Museum, discussing the return of drag queens for the second year in the New Year's Day parade and the addition of drag kings, including Dandy Lion, far left.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

This Year’s Mummers Parade Will Have Drag Kings Alongside Drag Queens

This year the drag queens, back for the second year, will be joined by a brand new group of marchers.

12/17/2013

Left- bingo verifying diva Julie Fries and friend. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

AIDS Fund Philly Hosts 14th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO

AIDS Fund Philly held its 14th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO Friday night.

03/02/2013

(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

(JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg is named a defendant in a lawsuit over "conversion therapy," which the group claims can turn a gay person straight.  Photo from jonahweb.org)

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.”

11/28/2012

(Credit: Equality Forum)

Local Organization Happy To See Wider Observance of LGBT History Month

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.

10/02/2012

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

In Philadelphia’s ‘Gayborhood,’ Testimony To A Gay Rights Pioneer

A community choir heralded the dedication of the block of Locust Street between 12th and 13th Streets as “Barbara Gittings Way.”

10/01/2012

(Members of "Philly RAGE" meet today with an unidentified SEPTA official at SEPTA headquarters in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Group Circulates Petitions To Get Gender Stickers Removed From SEPTA Passes

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.

09/08/2011

Philadelphia City Council Approves Overhaul To Outdated Fair Practices Law

Philadelphia City Council is putting a 21st Century sheen on a five-decade old city law that deals with discrimination.

02/27/2011

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