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Yeshiva University halts all student clubs in order to block LGBTQ...

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New York’s Orthodox Jewish Yeshiva University is refusing to allow an LGBTQ group to operate on campus despite a Supreme Court ruling which found...

International News: Arrests at EuroPride; Anti-LGBTQ in Turkey; Israeli Parliament puzzle

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Serbian police arrested more than 64 people on Sept. 17 as thousands of LGBT+ activists showed up for Belgrade’s EuroPride march despite pouring rain....

Report: Online trolls are spreading offline hate against LGBTQ Americans

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by John L. Micek Baseless attacks against LGBTQ Americans by online trolls — whether anonymous or by well-known politicians and public figures — have created...

Philly’s drag community remembers Valencia Prime

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“My sister was that beacon of light,” said Asia Monroe about Valencia Prime, a much-loved drag performer who died suddenly while performing at Tabu...

New study: Pennsylvania ranks 23rd nationwide for its LGBTQ business climate

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Pennsylvania remains the only state in the northeast region without basic LGBTQ+ civil rights protections in place, according to the Movement Advancement Project. Nine nearby...

Brittney Griner begins eighth month in Russian prison

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The 2022 WNBA Finals began Sept. 11. Brittney Griner wasn’t there for the tip-off. The former WNBA champion, Phoenix Mercury star and Olympic gold...

Monkeypox deaths reported while CDC releases new study on brain inflammation

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The U.S. has recorded its first deaths from monkeypox, while also reporting cases are slowing among certain groups, notably white men. Communities of color...

Local advocates say Texas PrEP ruling will impact preventative care

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A federal judge in Texas ruled last week that employers in the state are no longer required to provide coverage for the HIV prevention...

Feminist Flea Market organizer opens physical location in South Philly

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Zi Aronow, who has been organizing the Feminist Flea Market and Craft Fair via the production company House Cat since 2018, has created temporary...

Community Briefs: Temple Health Fair; GayBINGO; Arts Festival

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Temple Health Fair brings wealth of resources to North Philly Temple Emergency Action Corps (TEAC), an entity of Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, is...

Bill codifying same-sex marriage nears critical vote in U.S. Senate

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By Jennifer Shutt The U.S. Senate is on track to vote on a bill codifying marriage equality as soon as this week with negotiators increasingly...

New study finds LGBTQ Southerners say parents tried to change or...

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Well over half of LGBTQ Southerners say their parents or caregivers attempted to change or repress their sexual orientation or gender identity, according to...

Yeshiva and Brigham Young Universities clash with groups over LGBTQ rights

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Will colleges be next to enter the “religious freedom” versus LGBTQ rights debate that has repeatedly come before the federal courts in recent years?...

New political action committee seeks to target anti-LGBTQ politicians

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In the wake of the reversal of Roe v. Wade and a seemingly endless spate of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation introduced across state governments, a group...

Philly’s LGBTQ bars share information to slow the spread of monkeypox

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In continued efforts to mitigate the current monkeypox outbreak, some bar owners and managers of local LGBTQ+ bars have been disseminating information to help...

Two Iranian LGBT activists sentenced to death

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Two Iranian lesbians have been sentenced to death by an Iranian court on charges of "corruption on earth through the promotion of homosexuality." Iran's...

Dr. Anthony Silvestre, LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist, 1946–2022

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Dr. Anthony Silvestre, who chaired the trailblazing Pennsylvania Council for Sexual Minorities in the 1970s, passed away September 1 at his home in Vermont....

New housing initiative for LGBTQ people scheduled to open this fall

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If all goes as planned, a new faith-based housing resource for LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness, which will prioritize Black and Brown trans people, especially...

As Long Covid cases rise, so do costs

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The U.S. continues to reassess Covid-19 and address it as a long-term problem rather than a public health crisis, even suspending the free testing...

Kensington elementary school renamed in honor of Gloria Casarez

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In an effort to distance itself from a racist historical figure, Philip H. Sheridan Elementary School in Kensington opened this school year with its...

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