transgender-rights

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If anti-trans lawmakers got their way, I might not be alive today | Opinion

BY: - August 28, 2022

More than half of young trans people have contemplated suicide. Now a third of us could lose the care that’s been proven to prevent it.

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Legal fights continue on making teachers call trans students by their chosen pronouns | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2022

The right of trans students to be free from discrimination is tenuous at best and under constant legal attack.

Pa. Senate approves GOP-authored bill targeting transgender girls, women in school sports

BY: and - June 7, 2022

The upper chamber voted 30-20 along party lines to send the proposal to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Transgender man from Delco seeks right to pursue adoption

BY: - May 31, 2022

The Pa. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case earlier this month.

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Here’s what Pa. lawmakers could do if they really wanted to protect women and girls | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

A transgender sports ban only hurts women -- and helps no one except lawmakers seeking re-election.

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Lily Freeman, 15, of Bucks County, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol on Tuesday, 3/29/22 (Screen Capture).

Targeting vulnerable transgender kids? A cruel and dangerous waste of time | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 1, 2022

If there's any consolation, Rep. Barbara Gleim's bill is headed for a guaranteed veto. But the GOP has showed itself for what it is.

Philly orgs celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with in-person and virtual events

BY: - March 23, 2022

One event will be a flag raising and a rally hosted by Philly’s Office of LGBT Affairs at City Hall on March 31 at noon.

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Americans support LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws. What’s Pa.’s excuse? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 21, 2022

As pols from Pa. to South Dakota launch their attacks, public support for LGBTQ Americans continues to tick upward.

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I didn’t see any concerned lawmakers at women’s sports events | Opinion

BY: - March 21, 2022

The fight to bar transgender athletes is nothing more than a flimsy excuse to legalize discrimination.

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Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2022

It shouldn’t be radical to say I don’t want kids to kill themselves, but apparently, that’s where we’re at.

On the job in D.C., ‘You have to do the work’: Pa.’s Rachel Levine says

BY: - January 31, 2022

It 'is my honor and privilege to work in the Biden administration, to work with our secretary, and to support our community in every way I can,' Levine said.

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Pa. Senate bills aim to aid name changes for transgender Pennsylvanians | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 19, 2022

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A cadre of Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate are seeking their colleagues’ support for a package of bills aimed at lifting the legal barriers that they say bar LGBTQ Pennsylvanians from living as their authentic selves. In a series of ‘Dear Colleague‘ memos circulated last week, Sens. Timothy P. Kearney and Amanda […]