Here’s what Pa. lawmakers could do if they really wanted to protect women and girls | Opinion
A transgender sports ban only hurts women -- and helps no one except lawmakers seeking re-election.
Targeting vulnerable transgender kids? A cruel and dangerous waste of time | Friday Morning Coffee
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
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.
Americans support LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws. What’s Pa.’s excuse? | Monday Morning Coffee
As pols from Pa. to South Dakota launch their attacks, public support for LGBTQ Americans continues to tick upward.
I didn’t see any concerned lawmakers at women’s sports events | Opinion
The fight to bar transgender athletes is nothing more than a flimsy excuse to legalize discrimination.
Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention | Opinion
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
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.
Pa. Senate bills aim to aid name changes for transgender Pennsylvanians | Wednesday Morning Coffee
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 […]
Philly cops, prosecutors’ probes of death of Black transgender woman reveals flaws in state law
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 […]
Nearly 10 percent of youth in Pgh school district identify as gender-diverse, new study finds | Analysis
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
“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 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, […]