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Top U.S. Catholic Church official resigns after being outed

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Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, General Secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), announced his resignation July 20. The sudden resignation came after The...

International News: US calls for prosecutions over anti-LGBT violence in country...

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On July 13, the U.S. State Department called for calm in Georgia after the death of a cameraman who was beaten up during violence...

Black and Brown LGBTQ organizers start to formulate a new Philly...

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In the weeks following the abrupt dissolution of Philly Pride Presents, a group of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ community leaders have begun formulating plans...

FDA warns against using poppers

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"Poppers" have been a fixture for LGBTQ people on the club and sex party circuit for years. Poppers are a liquid drug used for recreation...

‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly,...

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By Nick Field, Stephen Caruso, and Marley Parish Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday...

DA Krasner challenges subpoena in Morris case

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is challenging PGN’s subpoena to appear at an upcoming court hearing regarding the paper’s request for additional records in...

Judge blocks Tennessee restroom-sign law

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On July 9, a federal judge blocked a Tennessee law that would require businesses and other public venues to post a warning sign if...

New research shows discrimination more greatly harms LGBTQ people of color

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A coalition of leading LGBTQ rights groups has released the most extensive summary to date of scholarly data on the intersection of anti-LGBTQ and...

International News – July 9, 2021

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SPAIN LGBT+ people flooded the streets of Barcelona, Madrid and other Spanish cities on the night of July 5 to protest the hate crime killing...

Pennsylvania Youth Congress calls out corporations for lack of LGBTQ support

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In June, as corporations donned rainbow merchandise and updated their logos for Pride, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress was sending a message: companies who celebrate...

ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services

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To mark the end of Pride month and the ongoing fight for adequate housing, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the HIV/AIDS activism organization...

PGN continues pursuit of records in Morris case

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Last week, attorneys for PGN filed a supplemental brief in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, reiterating the paper’s request for additional records in the Nizah...

Supreme Court declines to hear wedding flowers dispute

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On July 2, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of Barronelle Stutzman, a Washington florist who refused to make a floral...

Pope Francis praises priest’s work with LGBTQ Catholics

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Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor-at-large for America Media, is the priest most LGBT+ Catholics have always wanted to have. Since the...

Kensington orgs facilitate youth study on community policing

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The nonprofit Creative Praxis recently wrapped up the youth-centric study My Voice Matters in partnership with the We CAN Collaborative (Change and Action Now)....

Lawsuit challenges Tennessee restroom-sign law

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Last week, ACLU attorneys challenged a Tennessee law that would require businesses and other public venues to post a warning sign if they allow...

West Chester’s Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come...

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West Chester native Carl Nassib’s coming out this week has been applauded by both the LGBTQ community as well as the NFL. His June...

Celebrating a Diverse Spectrum

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Peyton Udell came out five-years-ago. Coming out is challenging for many, but for Udell, a 29-year-old cosmetologist who makes her home in Wynnewood, coming...

International News: Vatican expresses deep reservations over gay rights bill

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The Vatican has issued statements for years about LGBTQ issues. But on June 22 it was revealed the Vatican has inserted itself in a...

DOJ and ACLU to argue anti-trans laws are unconstitutional

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As the U.S. Supreme Court was releasing its questionable ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia on June 17, the U.S. Department of Justice...

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