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.
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.
The Huffington Post has selected New Hope as one of its Top 10 small cities and towns for LGBT travelers.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Dozens packed into an auditorium at the National Constitution center for an Equality Forum panel discussion on the issues facing the LGBT community.
Known as the Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) summit, The Equality Forum, held every year in Philadelphia celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Developers plan to break ground on a new affordable housing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender senior citizens.