Philadelphia Plans for Huge LGBT Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration Next Year 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.
A Philadelphia Gay Leader Elated With Today's U.S. Supreme Court Action"I did not expect to see this in my lifetime," said Malcolm Lazin, founder of the Philadelphia-based Equality Forum.
Hundreds Gather In Northern Libs For Equality Forum FestivalThe 22nd annual Equality Forum Summit wrapped up Sunday with its SundayOUT Festival at the Piazza at Schmidts.
Women Who Moved to Pa. Ask US Court To Force State To Recognize Their MarriageThe 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.
Federal Lawsuit Aims To Sink Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Once and For AllThe case attacks the Commonwealth's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
Gay Rights Activists Eagerly Await SCOTUS RulingThe 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.
Annual LGBT Rights Conference Opens in PhiladelphiaBut 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.
US State Dept. Relents, Will Allow M. Castro To Visit Philadelphia From CubaIt 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.
Local Organization Happy To See Wider Observance of LGBT History MonthOctober 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.
In Philadelphia's 'Gayborhood,' Testimony To A Gay Rights PioneerA community choir heralded the dedication of the block of Locust Street between 12th and 13th Streets as "Barbara Gittings Way."
Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Frank Kameny Dead at 86The man credited as being this country's first gay rights activist, and who made Philadelphia a base for his fight, has died.
Rizzo Struggles Against 'DROP' For At-Large City Council RenominationPhiladelphia 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 Launches In PhiladelphiaEquality Forum, the annual LGBT global summit, launches in Philadelphia on Monday.
Philadelphia Gay Leader Praises White House About-Face On Gay MarriageGay 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 Honors LGBT History Month With A Rainbow Flag