LGBTQ-rights

Philly photographers push for equality in the wedding industry for queer couples

BY: - October 24, 2021

“I think that, going into 2022, we all need to grow, we all need to expand our opinions on what it means to get married,” Robertson said.

Philly attorney continues to challenge statewide anti-bias rule

BY: - October 17, 2021

The dispute is pending before U.S. District Judge Chad F. Kenney of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

10 years after ‘Don’t ask, Don’t Tell”: A new world for LGBTQ service members in Pa. and beyond

BY: - October 4, 2021

'I have a lot of peace of mind knowing that my wife can also receive benefits or services offered to other military spouses,' a Montgomery County veteran said

Starting this year school year, all Philly public schools to have gender-neutral bathrooms

BY: - July 29, 2021

The district is “committed to creating an inclusive culture where all students feel valued and know they are in a safe and nurturing learning environment," a spokesperson said.

Pa. Youth Congress hits Keystone State corporations for lack of LGBTQ support

BY: - July 10, 2021

Preston Heldibridle, the group's executive director, said that the organization has seen benefits from its work during Pride month.

COMMENTARY

It’s far past time for Pa. lawmakers to pass comprehensive non-discrimination legislation | Opinion

BY: - June 30, 2021

We all deserve the chance to thrive in an environment where we have the safety and security to flourish in our identity. 

‘A sad loss for Philadelphians’: LGBTQ advocates react to Supreme Court ruling in Philly foster case

BY: - June 19, 2021

"Our tax dollars should be dedicated to securing good homes for these kids, not discriminating against those who want to help," one advocate said.

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Philadelphia in foster parents case

BY: - June 17, 2021

The ruling was "a blow to children and families in the foster care system within the city of Philadelphia," one LGBTQ advocacy group said Thursday.

Looking back at transgender progress one year after the murder of Rem’mie Fells | Analysis

BY: - June 5, 2021

“I’m so grateful that during her short life here on earth, she was able to touch your lives with her genuine and loving self," Fells' mother, Terri Edmonds, said.

Trans, Intersex and Nonbinary Alliance seeking public comment on expanding all-gender bathroom access in Allegheny Co.

BY: - May 25, 2021

By Amanda Waltz PITTSBURGH — Public bathrooms have become a battleground for trans rights in the U.S., as lawmakers across the country have targeted these necessary spaces as a way to either show support for or deny access to certain groups. As if the issue was not already fraught, one local group is raising awareness […]

Philly Council approves resolution opposing Pa. House GOP’s anti-transgender sports bill

BY: - May 16, 2021

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia City Council has approved a resolution sponsored by City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to oppose a Republican-authored bill now before the state House prohibiting transgender athletes in Pennsylvania from participating in high school and college sports that correspond to their gender. At-large Councilmembers Kendra Brooks, Helen Gym, […]

COMMENTARY

‘Some fights need more help than others’: NFL star adds his voice to battle against transgender sports bills | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - April 25, 2021

“I think we need to realize that some fights need more help than others and we all need to work together to create change." he said.