Mayor Michael Nutter signed a groundbreaking bill today, making Philadelphia one of the friendliest cities when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights.
A transgender student in central Pennsylvania will be allowed to wear a boy’s colors to next month’s graduation ceremony but will be identified by his female name, a resolution the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday doesn’t go far enough.
A panel discussion was held Saturday afternoon in Center City on gay civil rights in Cuba and the daughter of the Cuban President was among the speakers.
“Change is coming from the top down, but it’s also coming from the bottom up,” says Ellen Staurowsky, a professor of sport management at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
When former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank was a kid the idea of gay couples living openly and getting married was but a dream.
Chris details the story of a woman who has reappeared 11 years after walking away from her family, the decision to offer Plan B over the counter to girls as young as 15, and the third day of deliberations in the Kermit Gosnell trial. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and Scott Wagner, owner of Penn Waste Inc.
The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue if a Pennsylvania school district doesn’t allow a transgender student to run for prom king, even though the student is registered under his female birth name and has acknowledged his diploma will be issued in that female name, too.
Gender-neutral bathrooms in city-owned buildings and gender-neutral forms on websites are among new requirements in a bill that was given approval this past week by a Philadelphia city council committee.
The justices will review an appeals court ruling that struck down California’s ban on gay marriage in addition to hearing a case on the issue of whether Congress can deprive legally-married gay couples of federal benefits.
“We want to just level the playing field so that in all city documents, in all city applications, in all city benefits that the city offers everyone else, then everyone should be able to partake in them,” Kenney said.
“Minors deserve special protection,” says State Rep. Babette Josephs. “Nothing should be done to them that’s contrary to acceptable medical practice.”
Ground has been broken in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood for a housing project that will serve the needs of the LGBT community.
Brian Sims won a decisive victory in the Democratic primary in Philadelphia’s 182nd District back in April of 2012, and late Tuesday night, he announced on his Facebook page that he’d clinched his place in the House of Representatives.
The black tie optional masquerade event takes place at the Ethical Society Building on Rittenhouse Square.
Udi Behr, the co-founder and chief designer of Philly-based jewelry design company loveandpride, has raised nearly $400,000 for the LGBT community in the seven years since the company was formed.
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