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GLAAD releases list of worst antigay media voices

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released a report last week that shed light on the myriad personalities who used the media to...

Former PFLAG prez files suit against nationals

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The national office of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays agreed this week to return the registration fees for a former PFLAG...

News Briefing

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Settlement reached in building dispute A contentious dispute involving a building in Center City that formerly housed many LGBT businesses and nonprofits has...

Philly sees jump in LGBT tourism marketing

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A recent study found that the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection has increased in popularity among LGBT travelers. Community...

School’s back in session at FIGHT

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Local HIV/AIDS service organization Philadelphia FIGHT is starting the new year on the right foot with the relaunching of its highly popular and longstanding...

Gay bishop to give inaugural invocation: Obama invites gay supporter on...

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Demonstrating his inclusive politics, President-elect Barak Obama has asked Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, the denomination’s first gay bishop, to give the...

Judge OKs jury trial in same-sex battery case

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For the past three years, as Hans C. Ehnert tells it, he has been on a mission for justice, hoping to get...

Obama names gay agency head

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The last week leading up to the inauguration of the new president has brought several LGBT-related political developments: Following the announcement that openly gay...

Clinton says she’d review State Dept.’s policies

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During Sen. Hillary Clinton’s confirming hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week, the Secretary of State-designate pledged that if she...

CDC reports record number of STD cases

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According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control, the rates of chlamydia and syphilis continue to rise and disproportionately affect several...

Report: religion biggest factor in Prop. 8 vote

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A new study released Jan. 6 found that race may not have played as decisive a role in the passage of Proposition...

Philly faces down Westboro

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Members of a virulently antigay organization arrived for a scheduled demonstration at a local high school this week and were met with throngs of...

PCHR is target of federal bias lawsuit

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A city agency that enforces civil-rights laws is the target of a federal lawsuit by five African-American males who say they’ve been victimized by...

News Briefing

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PAC keeps after Morris records Members of the city’s Police Advisory Commission are continuing to discuss the possibility of signing a confidentiality agreement...

Media Trail

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Portland’s gay mayor sworn in The Advocate reports gay mayor Sam Adams was finally sworn in at 12:01 a. m. on New...

LGBT family organization celebrates milestone

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Although LGBT-headed families might have to overcome many more obstacles than their heterosexual counterparts, nonprofit Philadelphia Family Pride has successfully worked for the past...

International News

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HIV-positive judge appointed An openly gay man living with HIV has been appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by the country’s...

Gays included in domestic-violence law

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A law went into effect this week that requires all employers in Philadelphia to provide unpaid leave for workers or their close family members...

Gay rodeo organization elects new leadership

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As members of the Liberty Gay Rodeo Association look eagerly toward the warmer weather and this summer’s second annual Stampede, the organization now has...

Gay man tapped for White House

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President-elect Barack Obama made several more staff appointments this week, including the selection of an openly gay member of his transition team for a...

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