transgender-rights

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Nearly 10 percent of youth in Pgh school district identify as gender-diverse, new study finds | Analysis

BY: - June 7, 2021

The proportion was the largest the study's authors had ever seen.

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 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, […]

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Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives’ longtime strategy to rally their base | Opinion

BY: - May 7, 2021

A civil rights scholar looks at the large number of anti-transgender policies being debated and passed in state capitols. They are a staple issue for conservatives who want to rally their base.

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Transgender youth are coming out and living in their gender much earlier than older generations | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2021

A survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.

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‘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.

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‘We are the victims’: Pa. House, Senate bills would ban gay, trans-panic defense

BY: - April 12, 2021

Thirteen other states have already moved to ban this dehumanizing defense tactic in criminal cases.

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Pa.’s horrible anti-transgender sports bill is horrible in dozens of other states, too | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 9, 2021

Just another reminder that terrible ideas, like misery, love company.

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Why sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans | Opinion

BY: - April 7, 2021

For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist.

Pa. GOP House bill would ban transgender athletes from women’s interscholastic athletics

BY: - April 5, 2021

Exact language of the proposal is not yet available. But the legislation, sponsored primarily by Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland, is titled the “Save Women’s Sports Act.” 

Philly and beyond to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31

BY: - March 28, 2021

The Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs will host a trans flag raising on March 31, including remarks by the department’s executive director Celena Morrison on the importance of the day. 

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As states move on anti-trans bills, Pa.’s LGBTQ residents are still vulnerable to discrimination | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 12, 2021

For the folks in the back: Now is an excellent time to pass long overdue LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation.