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State Senate passes clean CHIP bill; Wolf will sign it into law

State Senate passes clean CHIP bill; Wolf will sign it into law

Tim Cwiek    December 12, 2017

In a 43-6 vote this week, the state Senate passed a funding-renewal bill for the state's Children's Health Insurance Program that doesn't ban funding for gender-confirmation surgery.

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Mark Segal    December 13, 2017

I asked my Facebook friends to suggest topics for this week’s column. They came up with subjects such as bullying, LGBT history, the White House holiday press party and the...

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Woodbury repeals anti-trans law

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Woodbury repeals anti-trans law

Tim Cwiek    December 13, 2017

In a 7-0 vote this week, Woodbury, N.J., City Council repealed an obscure anti-cross-dressing law in the town. Although police don’t enforce the law, violators would face 90 days in...

Hearing date set in reinstatement of LGBT attorney

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Hearing date set in reinstatement of LGBT attorney

Tim Cwiek    December 13, 2017

A February hearing date has been scheduled to consider Robert P. Tuerk’s petition to resume practicing law in Pennsylvania. Tuerk, a longtime LGBT advocate, has been suspended as a Pennsylvania...

Out state rep candidate speaks on campaign, LGBT visibility

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Out state rep candidate speaks on campaign, LGBT visibility

Jeremy Rodriguez    December 13, 2017

When he was a Temple University student, Alex Deering took a class taught by former Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street. The out community member, who was also an intern at...

Advocates seek to ‘educate’ legislators in Harrisburg in wake of anti-trans bill

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Advocates seek to ‘educate’ legislators in Harrisburg in wake of anti-trans bill

Tim Cwiek    December 6, 2017

A group of trans people and allies traveled to Harrisburg this week to raise awareness among lawmakers about trans issues, in light of proposed legislation that would limit or ban...

Gay man allotted $500 in antibias case

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Gay man allotted $500 in antibias case

Tim Cwiek    December 6, 2017

  The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations recently ordered PHL Taxi Co. to pay $500 to Mark M. Seaman, who complained of being ejected from a taxi in 2009 after displaying...

Chelsea Manning addresses power, identity and freedom at Penn

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Chelsea Manning addresses power, identity and freedom at Penn

Beth Boyle    December 6, 2017

Chelsea Manning fits in on a college campus.

Oral arguments slated in settlement dispute

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Oral arguments slated in settlement dispute

Tim Cwiek    December 6, 2017

Oral arguments are scheduled this month in the case of Thomas Vandergrift, a South Philadelphia gay man who disputes that he settled his civil-rights lawsuit against Pennsauken School District officials.

Day in the Life of … Macy’s organ shop coordinator, Matthew Taft

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Day in the Life of … Macy’s organ shop coordinator, Matthew Taft

Jeremy Rodriguez    December 6, 2017

  Matthew Taft recalled the recent Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. As the organ shop coordinator at the Center City-based store, one of Taft’s many duties involves behind-the-scenes...

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