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A timeline of the anti-LGBTQ Trump administration

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From removing protections for LGBTQ people in housing and shelters to allowing discrimination in medical care, President Trump’s hand-picked homophobes and transphobes who served...

A timeline of Trump’s anti-LGBTQ actions

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When Presidential candidate Donald Trump chose religious extremist and avowed homophobe Mike Pence as his running mate instead of moderate former New Jersey Gov....

LGBT Elder Initiative celebrates 10 years

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Philadelphia’s LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is hosting its annual A Cause for Applause event on January 14....

JCAA hires new building manager

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After less than a month as building manager at John C. Anderson Apartments, Charles Carroll said it has been “very rewarding” to be among...

Tabu settles antibias lawsuit for $15,000

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Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar has settled a trans-related antibias lawsuit filed by a former Tabu employee for $15,000 while denying any wrongdoing in...

Three Montco townships enact LGBT-inclusive antibias ordinances

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Three townships in Montgomery County recently enacted LGBT-inclusive antibias ordinances without fanfare. On Sept. 14, Upper Gwynedd Township enacted its ordinance. The following day,...

New report shows LGBTQ people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

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A new report from the Movement Advancement Project, which compiled the data and presented the report based on polling data. shows that LGBTQ households...

Person of the Year: Honorable Mentions

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Numerous members of the LGBTQ community did outstanding work amid extraordinary circumstances this year. While we wish we could recognize everyone, here are some...

Person of the Year: Malcolm Kenyatta

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For much of September and October, State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta could be found traveling across Pennsylvania to speak with voters before the November election....

Goodbye, 2020

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As 2020 draws to a close, LGBTQ people have little to celebrate in a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s attacks on...

Brazil, Mexico, USA saw most trans murders in 2020

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Every year on Trans Day of Remembrance, Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) research project  publishes data collected via the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) research...

Federal judge halts Trump’s anti-LGBT executive order

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A federal judge this week issued a nationwide preliminary injunction, halting implementation of an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in September that...

Community outraged over whitewashing of Casarez mural

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The mural on 204 S. 12th Street honoring the legacy of LGBTQ pioneer Gloria Casarez was painted over on December 23. The building and...

Keeping holidays bright amid Covid

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As of this week, nearly 90,000 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and over 2,200 have died from the pandemic, and the city is...

Covid across the pond is not much different from Philly

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At month nine of this seemingly endless pandemic, we could all use a little holiday togetherness. Health officials around the U.S. have been urging...

Advisory panel opposes Dawn Segal’s reinstatement to Pa. bar

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Suspended attorney Dawn A. Segal remains undaunted in her pursuit to become a practicing attorney once again, despite a blistering report from an advisory...

Study finds age, religion, politics impact acceptance

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While many societies and governments around the world have learned to accept LGBTQ+ communities, many others condemn homosexuality and deem homosexual behavior illegal. And...

New Jersey ends public-notice requirement for name changes

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LGBT advocates are hailing a recent administrative action of the New Jersey Supreme Court which eliminates a statewide rule requiring people who obtain court-ordered...

LGBT Elder Initiative hosts advocacy panel

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Celena Morrison (top left), executive director of the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs, joined a virtual roundtable hosted by the LGBT Elder Initiative. Other...

Gettysburg passes nondiscrimination ordinance

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The borough of Gettysburg this week became the 63rd municipality in Pennsylvania to enact an LGBT-inclusive antibias ordinance. On Dec. 14, in a vote...

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