Trans man with felony conviction in Pa. granted name change
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.
Colorado designer does not have to make websites for same-sex couples, U.S. Supreme Court rules
In a statement, the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association denounced the ruling, calling it 'dangerous.'
Defying national backlash, Philadelphia’s drag performers press on
'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
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
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
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
‘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.
The time for dignity rights in Pennsylvania has come | Fletcher McClellan
Twenty-one states have constitutional or legal provisions that prohibit discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ+ status. Pa. is not one of them
Biden proposal on transgender student athletes met with praise but also questions
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
'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 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
'If they’re a Philadelphian, I’m for them,' mayoral candidate Allan Domb said.