LGBTQ-rights

Bill protecting same-sex marriage gains bipartisan support in U.S. Senate; Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split

BY: - November 16, 2022

Retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said the bill 'does not provide any meaningful benefit to same-sex marriages that does not already exist.'

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Report: Online trolls are spreading offline hate against LGBTQ Americans | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 13, 2022

Researchers found an 'alarming' rise of hate on social media. 

Pa. ranks 23rd nationwide for its LGBTQ business climate, new analysis finds

BY: - September 12, 2022

The state is hobbled by its lack of civil rights protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.

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If anti-trans lawmakers got their way, I might not be alive today | Opinion

BY: - August 28, 2022

More than half of young trans people have contemplated suicide. Now a third of us could lose the care that’s been proven to prevent it.

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LGBTQ people are under attack. Fight back by knowing your history | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - August 14, 2022

Past accomplishments are a blueprint for preserving existing civil rights, advocate Eric Selvey said.

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson’s wedding gift | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 30, 2022

Days before his gay son’s wedding, the Pa. Republican cast a vote against same-sex marriage.

GOP support for same-sex marriage protections builds in U.S. Senate

BY: - July 26, 2022

'I think we're very close,'  U.S. Sen. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Tuesday of efforts to get at least 10 GOP senators on board with the House-passed legislation.

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Post-Roe, what’s the fate of marriage equality in Pa.? | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - July 24, 2022

'Conservative members of the Supreme Court are on a faith-based mission, which includes ending marriage equality,' Wayne Besen, of Truth Wins Out, said.

Removing homosexuality from Pa. crimes code is a start, advocates say. But more needs to be done

BY: - July 16, 2022

Next up: Finally passing a statewide anti-discrimination law for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.

The July 3, 2003 cover of Philadelphia Gay News, about the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas.

Did the end of Roe open the door to the return of sodomy laws? | Analysis

BY: - July 10, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton want to bring back anti-gay sodomy laws.

How Philly’s Pride march captured the politics of the moment | Analysis

BY: - June 7, 2022

Nearly three years since the last in-person Pride, this year's event began with a march and a show of solidarity.

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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.