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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.

Philly’s transgender and nonbinary icons to be honored with new murals

BY: - July 27, 2021

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA —  Two murals celebrating transgender and nonbinary Philadelphians will soon be installed in the city — one on the facade of Philly AIDS Thrift in Queen Village and the other on the side of Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown. The murals are the culmination of a partnership between Mural Arts’ […]

In Philly, community orgs continue COVID-19 vaccine push

BY: - July 24, 2021

By Sebastian Fortino PHILADELPHIA — Nearly 900,000 Philadelphians have been vaccinated for COVID-19 according to data gathered by city health officials, but local organizations are continuing to go into neighborhoods and provide grassroots level education and administer vaccines. Philadelphia FIGHT is one such organization who is going into communities where access and education regarding the […]

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.

ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services

BY: - July 7, 2021

To mark the end of Pride month and the ongoing fight for adequate housing, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the HIV/AIDS activism organization ACT UP held a protest outside of Mayor Jim Kenney’s condo in Old City.

Philly community orgs facilitate youth study on community policing

BY: - June 30, 2021

The need for safe spaces proved to be a recurring theme among the LGBTQ youth who participated in the My Voice Matters study.

David Bowie and The Kinks gave her the courage to come out. How a Philly community program helped this transgender woman finish the journey

BY: - June 27, 2021

While Pride celebrations and festivities are still trying to bounce back from the COVID pandemic, Peyton Udell still finds much to be proud of.

‘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.

How Philly and beyond are celebrating Pride Month in person this year

BY: - June 13, 2021

With COVID-19 cases steadily falling in the Philadelphia area, many Pride events are happening in person this month.

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.

Philly AIDS Thrift expands just in time for Pride Month

BY: - May 30, 2021

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, PAT did not stop serving the community. 

Game Plan: Philly’s queer sports teams look forward to summer

BY: - May 21, 2021

Now that the COVID vaccines have proven effective and life is somewhat returning to normal, it’s time to play ball again, with teams of course following the City of Philadelphia’s guidelines regarding the virus.