Malcolm Lazin, chair of the 50th anniversary celebration, notes that the 1965 demostrations on behalf of gay rights were an act of tremendous courage at the time.
“I did not expect to see this in my lifetime,” said Malcolm Lazin, founder of the Philadelphia-based Equality Forum.
The 22nd annual Equality Forum Summit wrapped up Sunday with its SundayOUT Festival at the Piazza at Schmidts.
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.
The case attacks the Commonwealth’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A community choir heralded the dedication of the block of Locust Street between 12th and 13th Streets as “Barbara Gittings Way.”
The man credited as being this country’s first gay rights activist, and who made Philadelphia a base for his fight, has died.
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.
Equality Forum, the annual LGBT global summit, launches in Philadelphia on Monday.
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.
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 […]