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(The Piazza at Schmidt’s. Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather In Northern Libs For Equality Forum Festival

The 22nd annual Equality Forum Summit wrapped up Sunday with its SundayOUT Festival at the Piazza at Schmidts.

05/04/2014

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Women Who Moved to Pa. Ask US Court To Force State To Recognize Their Marriage

The case involves two women who were legally married in 2005, when they lived in Massachusetts. But when they moved to Pennsylvania in 2009, their marriage was not recognized under state law.

01/13/2014

(Actress Megan Cavanagh, left, and her wife, filmaker Anne Chamberlain, kissing at a West Hollywood bar earlier this year.  They were married in 2008.   File photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Federal Lawsuit Aims To Sink Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Once and For All

The case attacks the Commonwealth’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.

09/27/2013

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Gay Rights Activists Eagerly Await SCOTUS Ruling

The US Supreme Court will close its term today with a ruling on a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, which blocks gay married couples from federal benefits, as well as California’s Proposition 8 that bans gay marriage in that state.

06/26/2013

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Annual LGBT Rights Conference Opens in Philadelphia

But even as the American public becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, Pennsylvania has been slow to make a move when it comes to same-sex marriage or to expand LGBT civil rights.

05/02/2013

(Mariela Castro, in Feburary 2013.  Credit: Adalberto Roque/ AFP/ Getty Images)

US State Dept. Relents, Will Allow M. Castro To Visit Philadelphia From Cuba

It was announced last week that the State Department would not allow Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul Castro and niece of Fidel, to travel from New York to Philadelphia for Equality Forum’s international LGBT civil rights summit.

04/30/2013

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Local Organization Happy To See Wider Observance of LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, and individuals and organizations are invited to explore an online trove of information about distinguished members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

10/02/2012

(A City of Philadelphia street sign pays homage to a gay rights pioneer.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

In Philadelphia’s ‘Gayborhood,’ Testimony To A Gay Rights Pioneer

A community choir heralded the dedication of the block of Locust Street between 12th and 13th Streets as “Barbara Gittings Way.”

10/01/2012

(Pres. Obama shakes hands with gay rights activist Frank Kameny on June 17th  after signing a memorandum on federal benefits and non-discrimination.  Credit:  Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Frank Kameny Dead at 86

The man credited as being this country’s first gay rights activist, and who made Philadelphia a base for his fight, has died.

10/12/2011

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Rizzo Struggles Against ‘DROP’ For At-Large City Council Renomination

Philadelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city’s controversial “DROP” pension program.

05/17/2011

(Equality Forum, a weeklong summit focusing on the LGBT community, begins in Philadelphia on Monday. Credit: Equalityforum.com)

Equality Forum Launches In Philadelphia

Equality Forum, the annual LGBT global summit, launches in Philadelphia on Monday.

04/25/2011

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Philadelphia Gay Leader Praises White House About-Face On Gay Marriage

Gay rights activists in Philadelphia and elsewhere are praising President Obama’s decision to stop supporting the “Defense of Marriage Act.” That’s the federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriages.

02/24/2011

(Wednesday's flag-raising ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall.)

Philadelphia Honors LGBT History Month With A Rainbow Flag

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Nutter joined members of the city’s gay and lesbian community in a flag raising on Wednesday: a rainbow flag, now flying at City Hall in honor of LGBT History Month. The […]

10/06/2010