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Local lesbian murder-suicide shakes community 

Local lesbian murder-suicide shakes community 

Victoria Brownworth    December 18, 2019

On the afternoon of Dec. 16, two women, married to one another, were found dead by two of their three children — ages 12 and 6 — in the kitchen...

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Stonewall is not my legacy

Mark Segal    January 16, 2020

One of my favorite movies is “Some Like It Hot,” starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.

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Gene London, children’s TV show host and out gay advocate, has died

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Gene London, children’s TV show host and out gay advocate, has died

Jess Bryant    January 23, 2020

 Out gay man Gene London, the celebrated host of “Cartoon Corners” aka “The Gene London Show” from 1959-77 died Sunday, Jan. 19 in Reading at age 88. His family reported...

Accurately reporting Philadelphia’s homeless youth requires community effort

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Accurately reporting Philadelphia’s homeless youth requires community effort

Michele Zipkin    January 23, 2020

  Valley Youth House organized the annual Philadelphia Youth Count in conjunction with the Office of Homeless Services. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Valley Youth House volunteers worked on the street to...

Philadelphia’s Resident Survey shows LGBTQ dissatisfaction with police, healthcare 

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Philadelphia’s Resident Survey shows LGBTQ dissatisfaction with police, healthcare 

Michele Zipkin    January 23, 2020

    The 2019-20 Philadelphia Resident Survey details responses to city services such as public safety, healthcare, community programs and education, among other services that impact quality of life. It also breaks...

LGBTQ representation at Philly’s Women’s March

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LGBTQ representation at Philly’s Women’s March

Victoria Brownworth    January 23, 2020

  The snow was intermittent, but the weather did not deter thousands from gathering on the Parkway for the Women's March for the fourth straight year.

Catholic agency’s case against same-sex couple’s fostering remains pending at U.S.  Supreme Court

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Catholic agency’s case against same-sex couple’s fostering remains pending at U.S.  Supreme Court

Tim Cwiek    January 23, 2020

    The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide until Jan. 24 at the earliest whether it will hear the case of Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia, an agency that no longer receives...

NJ gov. signs bill banning LGBT-panic defense

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NJ gov. signs bill banning LGBT-panic defense

Tim Cwiek    January 23, 2020

  On Jan. 21, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation banning the use of an LGBT-panic defense to get a reduced penalty for committing a homicide in the state. The...

Chester County firefighter accused of sexual assault of teen

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Chester County firefighter accused of sexual assault of teen

Victoria Brownworth    January 23, 2020

Carlton Raye Bell, Jr., 27, met "Jake Doe," 14, on Grindr, where Jake was known by the user name "UnderageTwink," and Bell was known as "CJ." After their initial exchange...

Philly’s Freshman Four talk LGBTQ issues

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Philly’s Freshman Four talk LGBTQ issues

Michele Zipkin    January 23, 2020

The new crop of city councilmembers known as the “Freshman Four” are excited to start tackling some of Philly’s most pressing issues, including those affecting LGBTQ+ communities. At-large Councilmembers Kendra...

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