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Gay presidential candidate visits Philadelphia

Gary L. Day    February 21, 2019

Not many mayors make national headlines, and those who do often do for the wrong reasons, as Philadelphia residents who remember Wilson Goode will attest. Pete Buttigieg has so far...

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The question of Jussie Smollett

Mark Segal    February 21, 2019

Jussie Smollett of the TV show “Empire” has recently been in the media and it’s not a pretty story. The short of it: One night in Chicago he claimed that he...

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Larry Nichols    February 21, 2019

Jury sides with transgender employee in ‘historic’ Iowa case A jury ruled Feb. 13 that the Iowa Department of Corrections discriminated against a transgender employee by denying him the use of...

Democrats move for LGBT-inclusive language in tax code

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Democrats move for LGBT-inclusive language in tax code

Victoria Brownworth    February 21, 2019

 On Valentine’s Day, Democrats in Congress introduced the Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act. The act would change the language used in the federal U.S. tax code, replacing the gendered “husband”...

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denise    February 21, 2019

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights Thirteen same-sex couples on Feb. 14 in Japan filed the first lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage...

Family first for LGBTQ Asian Americans over the New Year

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Family first for LGBTQ Asian Americans over the New Year

Lenny Cohen    February 21, 2019

He may seem like your average, middle-class Asian-American from the Philadelphia suburbs, but Jamie Song is special. He’s not only the only member of his Chinese family of four to be...

Council votes for gender-neutral titles

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Council votes for gender-neutral titles

Josh Middleton    February 21, 2019

In a show of unanimous support, members of City Council passed legislation Feb. 14 that would change language in the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to be more gender neutral. Voters...

The roots of gay activism in the radical left

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The roots of gay activism in the radical left

Gary L. Day    February 21, 2019

 Many LGBTQ people assume that gay activism began with the Stonewall Riots in 1969. To some extend, that’s true; Stonewall sparked a new level of energy and engagement that eventually...

No more ‘councilmen?’ Council votes for gender-neutral titles  

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No more ‘councilmen?’ Council votes for gender-neutral titles  

Josh Middleton    February 14, 2019

In a show of unanimous support, members of City Council passed legislation Thursday that would change language in the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to be more gender neutral.   Voters will ultimately decide the issue as a ballot...

West Philly’s Mariposa Food Co-op sets the table for inclusiveness

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West Philly’s Mariposa Food Co-op sets the table for inclusiveness

Suzannah Cavanaugh    February 14, 2019

 Founded on antidiscrimination ideals, cooperatives have a storied history as LGBTQ havens. “It’s pretty ingrained in the culture. [Co-ops] have been known as safe spaces for queer folks since probably the...

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