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Community Briefs: New U.S. Attorney; Lambda Literary award; Historic marker removed

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Out attorney confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Philadelphia The U.S. Senate recently confirmed out LGBTQ attorney Jacqueline C. Romero as United States Attorney for the...

Gay doctor shares monkeypox diagnosis to lessen stigma; WHO to announce...

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As Pride events spread, so do concerns about monkeypox transmission and navigating the fine line between awareness and stigma. The once-rare monkeypox virus is...

Analysis: Are Democrats Failing LGBTQ People?

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The Republican party is at war against LGBTQ people. The GOP’s anti-LGBTQ rhetoric is heating up — a pivot for midterm campaigns.  The question is,...

Philly Family Pride to host Juneteenth event

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Philadelphia Family Pride (PFP) will host its first ever Juneteenth Family Picnic on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Black families, history,...

Pastors in Idaho and Texas call for execution of LGBTQ people

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It was a bad week to be LGBTQ in Idaho. On June 11, law enforcement in northern Idaho arrested 31 men linked to the...

Poll shows more and more Americans identify as LGBT

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A recent Gallup poll indicates that the percentage of adults in the U.S. who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or as non-cishet has...

Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs welcomes new members

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In early June, the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs announced new and veteran members of the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs. The new members...

Pa. Senate approves anti-trans sports bill

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By Marley Parish and Cassie Miller The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate — after more than an hour of debate on Tuesday — approved legislation prohibiting transgender...

Pa. House votes to remove ‘homosexuality’ from state crimes code

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One of the lesser known pieces of statewide LGBTQ-related legislation in Pennsylvania, HB 2125, passed the state house 198-0 on June 8. Sponsored by...

qFLIX film festival postponed

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QFLIX, Philadelphia’s LGBTQ film festival which was set to run from June 19 to 26 at the Suzanne Roberts Theater, has been postponed due...

Williams Institute report examines LGBTQ people on sex offender registries

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The Williams Institute of UCLA recently published a report on LGBTQ+ people required to register on sex offender registries (SOR) in the U.S., based...

LGBTQ leaders and allies speak out against Doug Mastriano

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LGBTQ leaders in Pennsylvania spoke out against Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at a June 6 press conference, specifically highlighting how the state senator’s...

First confirmed monkeypox case found in Philly

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The first case of the monkeypox virus was detected in Philadelphia, the city’s Department of Public Health announced June 2. The news comes ten...

New digital mental health tool is now available to LGBTQ youth

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When it comes to the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth, resources are not always abundant in places like schools or community centers. That’s where...

Philadelphia Pride festival showed joy and inclusivity

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If PHL Pride Collective’s (PPC) Pride march served as a counter to the continuous attacks against LGBTQ+ communities, the festival marked a different kind...

Philly Pride march captures the politics of the moment

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Nearly three years since its last in-person Pride celebration and knee deep in the nationwide legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community, Philadelphia Pride began...

Appeal expected in Nordo case

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Defense attorneys for disgraced Philadelphia homicide detective Philip Nordo continue to maintain his innocence, despite his recent conviction for sexually assaulting three young men....

LGBTQ Philadelphians make Pride Power 100 list

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The publication City & State Pennsylvania recently released its first ever Pride Power 100 list, which singles out LGBTQ+ individuals who are “the most...

Brittney Griner detention passes 100 days; trial set for late June

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Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA All Star and lesbian activist Brittney Griner has now been detained in Russia for more than 100 days. The...

UK recommends people who test positive for monkeypox abstain from sex;...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported several hundred confirmed cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries outside Africa in recent weeks with...

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