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Wolf announces first statewide LGBTQ commission in U.S.

Wolf announces first statewide LGBTQ commission in U.S.

Kristen Demilio    August 6, 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday evening to form the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, the only one of its kind in the United States.

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LGBT commission makes history — again

Mark Segal    August 9, 2018

History is repeating itself 42 years later. That’s where my thoughts were as Jason and I were on Amtrak on our way to a reception at the Governor’s Residence this...

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Trans conference sets new record

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Trans conference sets new record

Scott A. Drake    August 10, 2018

Mazzoni Center’s annual Trans Wellness Conference broke its attendance record with more than 9,500 guests in its 17th year, making it the largest transgender-focused conference in the country.

HRC doubles down on voter contact ahead of midterms

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HRC doubles down on voter contact ahead of midterms

Adriana Fraser    August 9, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign is targeting 2.1-million “equality voters” in Pennsylvania with a grassroots voter-contact campaign to flip elections in the state and across the country.

Lehigh Valley Pride celebrates 25 years

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Lehigh Valley Pride celebrates 25 years

Adriana Fraser    August 9, 2018

The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is preparing for the Lehigh Valley’s 25th annual Pride in the Park celebration Aug. 19, the center’s first time organizing the festival since merging with...

Philadelphia Fed loud and proud: ‘We welcome everyone’

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Philadelphia Fed loud and proud: ‘We welcome everyone’

Kristen Demilio    August 2, 2018

LGBTQ employees at Philadelphia’s Federal Reserve Bank are gaining a higher profile because of a professional environment that welcomes diversity, in addition to the efforts of one leader who was...

New North Philly site offers free HIV testing

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New North Philly site offers free HIV testing

Adriana Fraser    August 2, 2018

The COLOURS organization has opened a new testing site in North Philadelphia, which has one of the highest HIV rates in the city.

Minor-league baseball team celebrates LGBT game night

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Minor-league baseball team celebrates LGBT game night

Adriana Fraser    August 2, 2018

The Reading Fightin Phils — described by a team representative as “the most LGBTQ-friendly baseball team in the minor leagues” — are gearing up for their sixth annual LGBTQ game...

Racial-equality group set to make a comeback

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Racial-equality group set to make a comeback

Adriana Fraser    August 2, 2018

Men of All Colors Together-Philadelphia is returning to its roots of social justice to challenge the current political climate threatening LGBTQ equality.

Food vouchers aim to stave off hunger among LGBT elderly

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Food vouchers aim to stave off hunger among LGBT elderly

Gary L. Day    July 26, 2018

Two major community-service organizations are joining forces to battle hunger among financially disadvantaged members of the LGBT community.

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