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Raúl Castro’s Daughter Speaks In Philadelphia On Gay Rights In Cuba

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.

05/04/2013

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Local Professor Weighs In On How Young Gay Athletes Set Tone For NBA Coming Out

“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.

05/04/2013

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Former Congressman Speaks On Change In Attitude Toward LGBT Community

When former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank was a kid the idea of gay couples living openly and getting married was but a dream.

05/04/2013

Stigall Show Log 5.2.13

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/02/2013

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ACLU Warns Pa. School District In Debate Concerning Transgender Student

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.

04/26/2013

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Proposed Bill Calls For Gender-Neutrality in Businesses, Schools In Philadelphia

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.

04/13/2013

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Expert Explains Supreme Court’s Decision To Accept 2 Gay Marriage Cases

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.

12/08/2012

Councilman Kenney To Introduce Bill Extending Benefits For Same Sex Couples

“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.

11/29/2012

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Anti-Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Under Fire in NJ and Pa.

“Minors deserve special protection,” says State Rep. Babette Josephs. “Nothing should be done to them that’s contrary to acceptable medical practice.”

11/28/2012

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Ground Broken For Housing Project Intended For Members Of LGBT Community

Ground has been broken in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood for a housing project that will serve the needs of the LGBT community.

11/09/2012

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Pennsylvania Officially Elects First Openly Gay State Legislator

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.

11/08/2012

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Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus To Hold First Fall Ball

The black tie optional masquerade event takes place at the Ethical Society Building on Rittenhouse Square.

09/16/2012

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Philadelphia Jewelry Designer Shows His Support For Marriage Equality

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.

09/12/2012

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Top Fall Festivals In Philly

Philadelphia is often thought of as a place to visit only for its historical significance, but as the nation’s fifth-largest city, it has much more to offer than that, including a thriving arts and culture scene.

09/03/2012

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Local Pennsylvania Town Makes Top 10 List For LGBT Vacation Destinations

The Huffington Post has selected New Hope as one of its Top 10 small cities and towns for LGBT travelers.

09/01/2012

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