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Amber Hikes announces departure from Office of LGBT Affairs

Amber Hikes announces departure from Office of LGBT Affairs

Laura Smythe    July 9, 2019

  Amber Hikes, executive director of the City’s Office of LGBT Affairs, will leave her position July 31, drawing her two-year tenure to a close, the Mayor’s Office announced Tuesday.  Mayor Jim...

Mark My Words

Organizations that didn’t pass the Stone…

Mark Segal    July 11, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots have passed, and as an integral part of the anniversary and the 50 years leading up to it, I have an inside track...

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International

International News - 7/12/19

Sean Dorn    July 11, 2019

Japan grants refugee status due to homophobia for first time The Japanese government granted refugee status to a foreigner in 2018 over fears of persecution owing to the person’s homosexuality.

Four health providers leave Mazzoni Center

Local

Four health providers leave Mazzoni Center

Laura Smythe    July 11, 2019

Mazzoni Center is in the midst of losing four healthcare providers.

Survey marks 20 years of research on LGBT students

National

Survey marks 20 years of research on LGBT students

Suzannah Cavanaugh    July 11, 2019

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, more commonly called GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”), has launched its 11th National School Climate Survey in its primary mission to ensure safe schools for...

Virtual reality enhances LGBTQ  community building, study finds

International

Virtual reality enhances LGBTQ community building, study finds

Laura Smythe    July 11, 2019

Researchers at England’s University of East Anglia discovered online virtual worlds can help the LGBTQ community and other social movements raise awareness and create a safe space for members, a...

Upper Darby to extend LGBT workplace protections

Regional

Upper Darby to extend LGBT workplace protections

Tim Cwiek    July 11, 2019

Upper Darby Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie said he will ask the township council this week to introduce an ordinance extending LGBT workplace protections to all 450 township employees.

Digital LGBTQ archive launches, with corporate help

Local

Digital LGBTQ archive launches, with corporate help

Suzannah Cavanaugh    July 11, 2019

When the nation’s oldest active LGBTQ organization mobilized in 1952, the queer community didn’t exist on paper.

Survey finds younger generations have  rising “discomfort” toward LGBTQ people

National

Survey finds younger generations have rising “discomfort” toward LGBTQ people

Laura Smythe    July 3, 2019

  While the amount of non-LGBTQ adults ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ comfortable with the gay community has stabilized after a large dip last year, more Americans ages 18-34 are less comfortable with...

Enactment of federal ruling restricting LGBTQ medical access pushed back

National

Enactment of federal ruling restricting LGBTQ medical access pushed back

Laura Smythe    July 3, 2019

A Trump administration rule that would allow medical professionals to refuse care based on religious or moral objections will no longer go into effect July 22.

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