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Philly cops, prosecutors’ probes of death of Black transgender woman reveals flaws in state law

BY: - December 3, 2021

By Victoria Ebner When Naiymah Sanchez remembers the people she looked up to as a young woman in the Philadelphia community, the names that come to mind are those of the trans women she met at her local community center. “As a young trans person, we didn’t have this representation, so coming out into the […]

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus set for first in-person show in two years

BY: - November 29, 2021

The “Shine” holiday concert, running Dec. 2 to 4 at the Church of the Holy Communion (2110 Chestnut Street), will feature songs including Eight Candles for Chanukah, Deck the Halls, Text Me Merry Christmas, Merry Everything, and Silver Bears.

Giving back and speaking up: Meet the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association

BY: - November 26, 2021

'As lawyers, we have a responsibility to be leaders in society, and as LGBTQ+ lawyers, we have a special responsibility to advocate for the entire LGBTQ+ community,' a leader said.

Philly agrees to pay $2M in settlement over LGBTQ foster care lawsuit

BY: - November 24, 2021

Officials also will renew a Catholic foster care agency's contract, and not require it to follow a nondiscrimination policy.

Pa’s Shapiro pledges to pass nondiscrimination law if elected governor in 2022

BY: - November 14, 2021

'I’m willing to put capital behind getting the nondiscrimination bill passed,' the Democratic hopeful said.

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

Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV

BY: - September 27, 2021

'I feel like I’m making history,' one researcher said of the fight for a cure

Half of LGBTQ workers have faced job discrimination, new report finds

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Williams Institute study states that over 8 million workers in the U.S. identify as LGBT. The study stipulates that “Employment discrimination and harassment against LGBT people has been documented in a variety of sources and found to negatively impact employees’ health and well-being and to reduce job commitment and satisfaction.”

Tax forms show Philly Pride Presents exhausted funds, had no assets | Analysis

BY: - August 19, 2021

The organization had come under scrutiny for declining to repay some vendors for cancelled events in 2020 and 2021.

COMMENTARY

Philly pride changes reflect the LGBTQ community’s growth | Mark Segal

BY: - August 15, 2021

Unity is stronger than victimhood. Find a way to communicate. Pride is about community.