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Gayborhood street named in honor of Jeff Guaracino

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On the corner of 13th and Locust Streets, there are street signs memorializing members of the LGBTQ community: Edie Windsor Way, Barbara Gittings Way,...

Study shows nearly half of LGBTQ-owned businesses were denied COVID-relief loans

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Through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic that shuttered many small businesses, the federal government provided relief loans throughout that period. The Paycheck Protection...

ACLU files federal complaint over alleged LGBTQ discrimination in Central Bucks...

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The ACLU of Pennsylvania on behalf of seven students filed a complaint against the Central Bucks School District to the civil rights divisions of...

LGBTQ organizations work to register voters before midterms

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According to a study by UCLA’s Williams Institute, 21 percent of LGBTQ people are not registered to vote, a higher percentage than non-LGBTQ people...

Analysis: Midterm elections have high stakes for LGBTQ voters

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It’s in every fundraising email from candidates on both sides of the aisle: the 2022 midterms could be the most important election in history because...

Investigation details ‘systemic’ abuse of National Women’s Soccer League players

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An independent investigation released Oct. 3 and conducted by former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, on behalf of the United States Soccer Federation...

International News: United Nations decries death sentence for Iranian lesbian activists;...

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UN experts demand stay of execution for lesbian activists The UN has issued a statement demanding a stay of execution for two lesbian activists in...

Liberty City condemns Union League’s award to Ron DeSantis

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On October 13 the Union League of Philadelphia plans to bestow upon Florida Governor Ron DeSantis its Gold Medal Award, which it gives to...

City Council honors two LGBTQ leaders

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Philadelphia City Council members introduced resolutions to honor two LGBTQ Philadelphians for their lasting contributions to the community: Michael Hinson, Jr. and Rita Addessa....

Community Briefs: National Coming Out Day performance; Free fashion event; Philadelphia...

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Tom Wilson Weinberg to perform for National Coming Out Day After performing at the very first National Coming Out Day in 1987, Tom Wilson Weinberg...

Urvashi Vaid: A Voice for Liberation and Justice

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When Urvashi Vaid died at 63 in May 2022 after a valiant fight with breast cancer, thousands of LGBTQ people who had been touched...

New CRISPR-based HIV therapy could eliminate need for antiretrovirals

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As part of breakthrough curative research on HIV, a gene-editing therapy for HIV has for the first time been administered to a human living...

International News: Italy elects anti-LGBTQ leader; Cuba approves same-sex marriage and...

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The Sept. 25 election of far-right nationalist leader Giorgia Meloni, who is now poised to become Italy’s first female prime minister, bodes ill for...

Analysis: Iran protests for women, but not for lesbians

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Mahsa Amini didn’t have to die. While visiting Tehran, Iran with family, Amini was dragged off the street for not wearing her hijab properly...

Man alleging childhood sex abuse seeks day in court

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Attorneys for a man who allegedly was raped by his Archdiocese of Philadelphia school teacher 40 years ago are trying to use New Jersey’s...

OutFest street festival canceled, but other gayborhood events remain

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Philadelphia will not have an OutFest street festival October 9, despite organizers’ hopes that the event would happen. A community member with knowledge of...

After four years, LGBTQ Aging Summit to return virtually

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The LGBTQ Aging Summit and Institute on HIV and Aging, which features resources for LGBTQ older adults to live healthy lives and education for...

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...

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