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Hearing Held To Bolster Support For Pa. Hate Crime Law

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on LGBT hate crimes Thursday.

10/03/2014

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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens For Name Policy

Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

10/01/2014

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Wednesday At 11: The Girl Trapped In A Boy’s Body

“It became apparent pretty quick that Luke was different,” said Luke’s father.

09/24/2014

File Photo. Students pay their respects on October 1, 2010 to first-year student Tyler Clementi, 18, who killed himself while a student at Rutgers Univeristy in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Clementi Family Become Advocates After Suicide

The family of a New Jersey college student who committed suicide after his roommate recorded him with another man has emerged as a champion for LGBT and vulnerable youth.

09/21/2014

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‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

The four-day festival, called ‘Outbeat,’ includes nearly a dozen events at various venues.

09/18/2014

Giovanni's Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in America, at 12th and Pine. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Non-Profit To Take Helm Of Nation’s Oldest LGBT Bookstore

Philly AIDS Thift will reopen Giovanni’s Room– the country’s oldest continuously operated LGBT bookstore.

08/22/2014

President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order on workplace discrimination at the White House. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Equality PA Launches 6-Week Tour In Support Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

Equality Pennsylvania has launched a six-week tour across the state to drum up support for House and Senate Bill 300, which would provide statewide discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and trangendered people in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2014

A Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Civil Rights Groups Withdrawing Support For Proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Local civil rights groups announced this week they are withdrawing support for the long proposed bill.

07/13/2014

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LGBT Advocates Make Case For Pa. Anti-Discrimination Legislation

On the same day President Obama signed an executive order preventing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by federal contractors, supporters of similar anti-discrimination legislation pressed their case in the state capitol Monday.

06/17/2014

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Atlantic City Mayor Officially Designates Beach As LGBT-Friendly

Don Guardian officially designated Park Place Beach as LGBT-friendly.

06/16/2014

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Gay Rights Advocates Say Work Is Not Done Despite Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage In PA

Now that same sex marriage is a reality in Pennsylvania, LGBT advocates says they will now focus their efforts on gaining civil rights protection.

05/24/2014

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Equality Forum To Honor The Burkes Family And NHL For Helping To Change Homophobic Culture Of Locker Rooms

Equality Forum’s global summit on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues begins today. On Saturday, the group will honor a family that has helped to ensure equality and safety among all athletes– regardless of sexual orientation.

05/01/2014

Giovanni's Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in America, at 12th and Pine. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Nation’s Oldest LGBT Bookstore To Close In May

A staple of Philadelphia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community for nearly four decades will close its doors for good in just a few weeks, after being unable to find a new buyer.

04/28/2014

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Equality Forum’s Annual Summit Is Set To Kick Off This Week

The four-day summit includes more than a dozen panel discussions on LGBT issues ranging from same-sex marriage to immigration reform and growing older.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2014

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Decisions Could Come Soon On Two Of PA’s Marriage Equality Lawsuits

Judges in two of the five Pennsylvania lawsuits challenging the state’s same sex marriage ban will have all the fuel they need to rule within the next few weeks.

04/26/2014

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