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Phila. Councilwoman Wants Voters To Make Mayor’s LGBT Office Permanent

Now that this is Mayor Nutter’s last year in office, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that another mayor could eliminate the LGBT office he created.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/21/2015

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David Daniels Takes The Stage In Opera Philadelphia’s ‘Oscar’

The romantically tragic story of Oscar Wilde comes to the stage of the Academy of Music, with Opera Philadelphia’s “Oscar.”

02/06/2015

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Equality PA Launches Statewide LGBT Education Campaign

The purpose of the weeklong effort is to let the public know that while gays, lesbians and transgenders can marry, they can still be fired, evicted or treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation.

01/28/2015

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From Assistant DA To Mayor’s LGBT Liaison: Meet Nellie Fitzpatrick

For the past six years Nellie Fitzpatrick has worn two hats at the District Attorney’s office: she has prosecuted cases involving family violence, sexual assault and weapons offenses. And she’s been the DA’s liaison to the LGBT community.

12/26/2014

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Dot-LGBT The New Dot-Com For Gay Community

A Montgomery County company is behind one of the newest dot-com names.

12/05/2014

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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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