Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Nation’s First Public Demonstration For LGBT Rights That Took Place In Philadelphia
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first public demonstration for LGBT rights. It took place right outside of Independence Hall.
Several of the founders of the movement recounted its roots and history at a panel discussion, convened as part of the 50th anniversary of the quest for LGBT rights.
The LGBT civil rights movement began in Philadelphia 50 years ago this 4th of July — and to mark the milestone — the city is kicking off a national four day celebration.
Senator Larry Farnese of Philadelphia’s First District, has introduced bills in the last three legislative sessions to make discrimination illegal in Pennsylvania.
That’s because the first major U.S. protest for LGBT equality took place in front of Independence Hall back in 1965.
Asa Khalif, one of the leaders of the “Philly is Baltimore” protests, promised demonstrations, like Thursday night’s march through Center City, would continue to draw attention to police brutality and misconduct in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.
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.
The romantically tragic story of Oscar Wilde comes to the stage of the Academy of Music, with Opera Philadelphia’s “Oscar.”
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.
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.
A Montgomery County company is behind one of the newest dot-com names.
The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on LGBT hate crimes Thursday.
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.
“It became apparent pretty quick that Luke was different,” said Luke’s father.
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.