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Windsor impact continues, one year later
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its seminal decision on marriage equality on June 26, 2013 — and the full effect of the ruling continues to be realized one year later. That day, the nation’s top...
Jun 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presbys affirm marriage
On June 19, the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted at its General Assembly to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages and to change its constitution’s definition of marriage from “a man and a wo...
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Nutter, other mayors back national marriage equality
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is among a coalition of mayors urging the U.S. Supreme Court to mandate marriage equality across the nation. The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday adopted a reso...
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Former Philly leader named to staff of Williams Institute
A former Philadelphian and founder of Equality Pennsylvania’s predecessor was recently hired to lead international programming at The Williams Institute, an LGBT thinktank at the University of Cali...
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Obama to sign exec. order
by Jen Colletta
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama announced this week that he will sign an executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination by federal contractors. An official timeframe has not yet been announced, but the pres...
National trans leader brings message of unity to Philly
by Angela Thomas
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
National Center for Transgender Equality director of policy Harper Jean Tobin is ready to bring a message of progress and strength to this year’s Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Tobin, NCTE d...
Seattle youth transition to alternate Scouting group
by Timothy Cwiek
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighteen Seattle youths whose Scouting experience was disrupted when their openly gay Scoutmaster was ejected have transitioned to a new youth group. Last year, Geoffrey C. McGrath organized a Boy ...
Giovanni’s Room to host finalists for top literary awards
by Angela Thomas
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
In one of its final public gatherings before its May 17 closing, LGBT bookstore Giovanni’s Room will host a reading with finalists for the 26th annual Lambda Literary Awards. The event will take pl...
Out business leader talks jobs at White House
by Angela Thomas
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
An out member of a local disability-advocacy agency was among a group of locals who recently met with President Obama and others at the White House to discuss strategies for getting long-term-unemp...