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LGBTQ health orgs provide mental, physical health services amid rising COVID cases

BY: - November 4, 2020

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, Gayborhood health organizations are doing what they can to provide both mental and physical health resources to the public.

Pope Francis’ same-sex union statement continues to ripple through Catholic community

BY: - October 31, 2020

By Sebastian Fortino Last week, in an airing of the documentary “Francesco” as part of the Rome Film Festival, Pope Francis made a statement regarding same-sex civil unions. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Francis said. “You can’t kick someone out of a family, nor make […]

Philly’s LGBTQ community fights to save mural of city LGBTQ pioneer

BY: - October 29, 2020

Gloria Casarez was the city’s first Director of LGBT Affairs and a pioneer in Philly’s LGBTQ community. Her mural is set for demolition.

In two Pa. towns, two very different results for LGBTQ equality

BY: - October 28, 2020

Last week, the Pittsburgh City Paper reported that Sharpsburg Borough City Council rejected a nondiscrimination ordinance that would have created civil rights protections for LGBTQ individuals, among other things. 

How LGBTQ Philadelphians are casting their votes this year

BY: - October 16, 2020

With Election Day less than three weeks away and COVID-19 infections rising again, Philadelphians are faced with not only with choosing which candidates to vote for, but also how they are going to vote.

With Philly case looming: The U.S. Supreme Court v. LGBT Americans | Analysis

BY: - October 8, 2020

The controversial case involved consensual sex between Michael Hardwick and a companion in the privacy of his own home. An Atlanta police officer, Keith Torick, was serving an invalid warrant for a ticket when he entered Hardwick’s apartment, burst into his bedroom, and found him engaged in oral sex. Torick arrested Hardwick and the companion, charging them with sodomy. At the time, the charge carried a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

LGBTQ performers to bring socially distanced circus to Philly cemetery

BY: - September 30, 2020

As part of the 2020 Fringe Festival, Tangle Movement Arts will present the show “The Way Out,” a series of live performances featuring local dance and theater artists.

Lambda Legal discusses LGBTQ stakes in Supreme Court

BY: - September 24, 2020

One of the highest-profile cases before the Supreme Court this fall is Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which involves the placement of Philadelphia foster children.

Human Rights Campaign beefs up outreach to Pa.’s LGBTQ voters

BY: - September 17, 2020

The civil rights organization has directors in several states mobilizing the LGBTQ vote, including Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.

New Philly online voting initiative targets LGBTQ voters

BY: - September 10, 2020

PhillyVoting.org, compiles tools for voter registration, requesting mail-in ballots, information on polling locations and critical dates.

This is what gay dating is like in the time of COVID-19

BY: - September 6, 2020

Philadelphia's gay residents, like the rest of us, are learning to maintain a socially distanced social life.

LGBTQ teachers forced to balance schoolwork and staying safe

BY: - August 20, 2020

"Falling behind is an imaginary landmark that shifts with the times ... dead kids can’t be successful. Dead kids can’t live out their dreams."