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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

Members of LGBT community and the DA's office sit together and listen to law enforcement officials including DA Seth Williams. (credit: Tim Jimenez)

DA Seth Williams Hopes For Improved Relations Between Police And LGBT Community

The District Attorney’s office in Philadelphia hosted an LGBT forum Tuesday night, where a few dozen community members got a chance to meet with law enforcement and express any safety concerns they may have.

04/02/2014

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Univ. of Pa. Hospital Exploring Unique Health Needs of LGBT Community

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a unique forum that brings health care providers together with experts in the LGBT community.

04/01/2014

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Owner Of The Oldest LGBT Bookstore In The Country Provides An Update On The Store’s Future

The longtime owner of the oldest, continuously operating LGBT bookstore in the country has been planning on selling the Philadelphia shop. Recently, during a celebration of the store’s 40th anniversary, he gave an update on the store’s future.

03/15/2014

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Government: Insurance Companies Offering Coverage For Spouses Must Extend It To Same-sex Married Couples

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that insurance companies offering coverage to married heterosexual couples will soon be obligated to offer it to married same-sex couples.

03/14/2014

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Low-Income LGBT Senior Housing Opens In Center City Philadelphia

The John C. Anderson Apartments, at 249 South 13th Street, “officially” opened on Monday, but LGBT seniors actually started living here in January.

02/24/2014

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Gay And Bisexual Boys Abusing Anabolic Steroids

In addition to pro athletes, there are other high-risk groups abusing anabolic steroids. The latest information has to do with gay and bisexual boys.

02/13/2014

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Social Media Today: Rainbow Doodle, Sochi And Twitter

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/07/2014

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Philadelphia Rated Most Gay-friendly City In Pa.

When it comes to the inclusivity of policies, laws and services in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love earns a perfect score.

11/20/2013

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

Giovanni’s Room Owner Optimistic LGBT Bookstore Will Survive After Sale

At nearly 40 years old, Giovanni’s Room was out when many in the LGBT community were not.

09/13/2013

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Q-Fest, A Gay And Lesbian Film Festival, Opens In Philadelphia

The 12-day Philadelphia Q-Fest kicks off today at the Ritz Bourse and Ritz East. It’s the largest Gay and Lesbian film festival on the east coast.

07/11/2013

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