LGBTQ-rights

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We must fight back against attacks on LGBTQ+ kids and adults | David Hecker

BY: - May 16, 2022

Many of these attacks are focused on our schools and could have drastic consequences for gay and transgender educators and students.

Wolf admin panel seeks to strengthen to strengthen LGBTQ protections

BY: - May 1, 2022

The Pa. Human Relations Commission proposed new rules treating anti-LGBTQ discrimination as a form of sex discrimination.

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GENDER QUEER BOOK ART

No, actually, book bans don’t sell books | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2022

They just as often keep books from the readers who need them most.

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Here’s what Pa. lawmakers could do if they really wanted to protect women and girls | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

A transgender sports ban only hurts women -- and helps no one except lawmakers seeking re-election.

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Americans support LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws. What’s Pa.’s excuse? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 21, 2022

As pols from Pa. to South Dakota launch their attacks, public support for LGBTQ Americans continues to tick upward.

Pa. LGBTQ advocate Adrian Shanker set for new role at California organization

BY: - March 7, 2022

In April, Shanker will start his new job as executive director of the Spahr Center in California’s Bay Area.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear Colorado case over whether web designer can deny service to gay couples

BY: - February 23, 2022

By Sara Wilson The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a Colorado case over whether the state’s anti-discrimination law can compel a Christian graphic designer to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, even if doing so contradicts her religious viewpoint. The court will consider the case, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, later this year. […]

Philly DA’s crime-tracking system shows LGBTQ domestic violence remains a major issue

BY: - February 19, 2022

The system has accurately identified 53 arrests that involve members of the LGBTQ community.

What it’s like to be LGBTQ and in prison | Special Report

BY: - December 28, 2021

Some 42.1 percent of women in prison and 35.7 percent of women in jail in the criminal justice system self-identified as lesbian, bisexual or queer.

Why are so many lesbian, bi and transgender women in prison? | Analysis

BY: - December 19, 2021

Data show that rates of incarceration for lesbian, gay and bisexual people were 1,882 per 100K.

Philly’s Mazzoni Center hires new president and CEO

BY: - December 16, 2021

Sultan Shakir is currently executive director of SMYAL, an LGBTQ youth services organization in Washington, D.C.

Study: Pa. ranks 24th nationwide for acceptance of LGBTQ people

BY: - December 5, 2021

'Pennsylvania’s legal landscape puts LGBTQ residents at risk of discrimination and harassment,' the report concludes.