Trans man with felony conviction in Pa. granted name change

BY: - August 9, 2023

At the time of Hilliard’s May 2022 hearing, he was still on parole for a drug-related felony conviction. Thus, at the conclusion of the hearing, Yeager denied Hilliard’s request as premature.

Lorie Smith, the owner of 303 Creative, a website design company in Colorado, speaks with supporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Building on Dec. 5, 2022, in Washington, DC. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in her favor Friday. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Colorado designer does not have to make websites for same-sex couples, U.S. Supreme Court rules

BY: - June 30, 2023

In a statement, the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association denounced the ruling, calling it 'dangerous.'

Defying national backlash, Philadelphia’s drag performers press on

BY: - June 17, 2023

'If you go back to the founding fathers, weren’t all those people wearing powdered wigs? Is that not drag?' performer Deej Nutz said.

White House to name coordinator to push back against book bans, among new LGBTQ protections

BY: - June 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — As part of the celebration of Pride month, the Biden administration on Thursday announced several new protections for LGBTQ+ youth and families, including the position of a federal coordinator to counter the massive wave of book bans across the country. President Joe Biden was scheduled later Thursday to host a Pride event at the White […]


Happy Pride Month. Bully GOP lawmakers are fixated on assaulting our community | David DeWitt

BY: - June 8, 2023

Theirs is a campaign of fear, hate, and intimidation, meant to dismantle 50 years of progress.


Pride Month 2023: Erasing LGBTQI+ people is a crime against humanity | Opinion

BY: - June 2, 2023

The ability of LGBTQI+ people to express and live as who they are -- without fear -- is a fundamental human right.

Fairness Act protections for LGBTQ+ people clears Pa. House with bipartisan support

BY: - May 2, 2023

‘The passage of this act of the House is yet another step to ensuring that every Pennsylvanian is treated with dignity and respect,’ Rep. Jessica Benham, D-Allegheny, said.

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The time for dignity rights in Pennsylvania has come | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - May 2, 2023

Twenty-one states have constitutional or legal provisions that prohibit discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ+ status. Pa. is not one of them

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Biden proposal on transgender student athletes met with praise but also questions

BY: - April 28, 2023

The proposed rule comes amid an unprecedented, coordinated attack on  transgender community members and their families.

Pa. House Democrats mount new push to pass LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination bill

BY: - April 17, 2023

'Every single Pennsylvanian deserves to live with dignity and respect,' the bill's sponsors said in a statement.

A Q&A with Admiral Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s former secretary of health

BY: - April 2, 2023

By Harrison Cann Admiral Rachel Levine’s path to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was anything but direct. Specializing in pediatrics and psychiatry coming out of the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine went on to serve as Pennsylvania physician general before she was appointed Secretary of Health in 2018 by former Gov. […]

Philly’s mayoral candidates stand up for city’s drag community

BY: - March 25, 2023

'If they’re a Philadelphian, I’m for them,' mayoral candidate Allan Domb said.