LGBTQ-History

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‘I’m not one of the boys’: Inside one transgender Latina woman’s personal journey | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - June 14, 2021

“I knew at about 4 years old I was experiencing myself in ways different from how other people saw me,” Johanna Clearwater told the Capital-Star.

Queer Spaces Project aims to protect and preserve Philly’s LGBTQ+ history

BY: - April 25, 2021

The Queer Spaces Project is a new initiative recently launched to celebrate, document and and explore “the diverse histories, material culture and narratives of recreational spaces activated by Philadelphia’s queer communities.”

‘Erie County is ready’: Tyler Titus looks to become Pa’s first openly transgender county executive

BY: - April 16, 2021

Titus is running for the seat being vacated by current Democratic Erie Co. Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, who is not running for re-election.

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Trans Day of Visibility offers chance for community to stand in solidarity and support | Opinion

BY: - March 31, 2021

Trans Day of Visibility, then, is an attempt, as the trans community puts it, to “give us our roses while we’re still here.”

Philly and beyond to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31

BY: - March 28, 2021

The Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs will host a trans flag raising on March 31, including remarks by the department’s executive director Celena Morrison on the importance of the day. 

Philly announcement raises hopes for in-person Pride Festival this year

BY: - March 21, 2021

Plans are in the works for an in-person pride festival this year, though it is unlikely that the event will feature a parade. Multiple dates are also being considered, including dates in June and July.

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Get your LGBTQ history ready: America 250 celebration wants to know | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - March 14, 2021

You’ll want a front row seat at the nation’s 250th anniversary celebrations in 2026. If it works as planned, you’ll look around at events seeing people just like you no matter who you are or who you love. Pennsylvania recently became the first state to officially join the multi-year national celebration. The ambitious project involves all 50 […]

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With Health Sec. Levine likely headed to Washington, Pa.’s transgender residents look to a more welcoming future | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - January 21, 2021

Levine’s confirmation would be “the perfect example of recognition and advancement based on hard work and education. These are the values our country was founded on, one advocate said.

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Here are just six victories for the LGBTQ community that came in 2020 | Analysis

BY: - December 31, 2020

While 2020 certainly doesn’t feel like a year of wins, the LGBTQ community did in fact experience some victories worth celebrating.

Philly’s LGBTQ community outraged over whitewashing of Casarez mural

BY: - December 30, 2020

A coalition of activists had been petitioning the developer, Midwood Investment & Development, to save or preserve the mural.

‘Say Her Name’: Philly Protesters seek justice for Black, trans women

BY: - June 21, 2020

The march was one of countless held across the city since the murder of George Floyd. The tone that set this one apart was its focus on Black women, girls and trans women.

June 24 virtual panel discussion looks at the history of central Pa.’s LGBTQ community

BY: - June 17, 2020

The event is being co-hosted by the LGBT Center of Central PA, and Penn State University Press at Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg.