First District city councilman Mark Squilla penned the open letter to all residents in states that recently passed so-called “religious freedom” laws, which critics say may invite discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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.
Malcolm Lazin, chair of the 50th anniversary celebration, notes that the 1965 demostrations on behalf of gay rights were an act of tremendous courage at the time.
Despite the scandal, McGreevey’s announcement opened the closet door for many in the LGBT community.
The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.
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.
State representative Brian Simms applauds the governor’s announcement — even if it appears to be a move to gain support for reëlection.
A new app is letting people boycott or support certain companies by tracking ownership of consumer goods.
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.
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.”