Civil Rights & Social Justice

How Pa.’s LGBTQ community centers are adapting to the challenges of the pandemic

For many LGBTQ people, these centers are often the only local source of queer-inclusive, targeted social, educational, and health services.

New study shows roots of LGBTQ poverty and need for government data | Analysis

LGBTQ people have been especially hard hit throughout the economic recession that has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic.

Black leaders discuss unrest, path to economic recovery for Philly

Almost a dozen of Philadelphia’s Black civic, religious, business and political leaders gathered on a Zoom call Friday afternoon in response to the economic impact of looting and rioting following the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

Pope Francis’ same-sex union statement continues to ripple through Catholic community

By Sebastian Fortino Last week, in an airing of the documentary “Francesco” as part of the Rome Film Festival, Pope Francis made a statement regarding same-sex civil unions. “Homosexual people have the right to be in...

Philadelphia Mayor imposes 9 p.m. curfew to take effect Friday night over Wallace killing

The curfew will be in effect between 9 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, the Kenney administration said in a released statement.

‘We’ve seen more litigation than ever before;’ Pa. election coalition expects legal challenges through...

In a virtual press conference on Thursday, coalition partners addressed possible issues that voters could face through Nov. 3. They are looking at potential voter intimidation, illegal challenges at polling places, and legal provocations to delay vote counts, according to Walczak.

In Philly, experts offer advice on healing after racial trauma

In the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, experts offered advice on how to cope.

Philly’s LGBTQ community fights to save mural of city LGBTQ pioneer

Gloria Casarez was the city’s first Director of LGBT Affairs and a pioneer in Philly’s LGBTQ community. Her mural is set for demolition.

In two Pa. towns, two very different results for LGBTQ equality

Last week, the Pittsburgh City Paper reported that Sharpsburg Borough City Council rejected a nondiscrimination ordinance that would have created civil rights protections for LGBTQ individuals, among other things. 

Justice Barrett won’t be a friend to LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians | Opinion

Barrett will have no problem stripping healthcare access, denying voting rights, and rolling back protections in the LGBTQ+ community