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Anti-bias bill re-intro’d in PA House

Anti-bias bill re-intro’d in PA House

Jen Colletta    May 17, 2017

The lead sponsor of a bill to ban LGBT discrimination statewide is urging the Pennsylvania House Speaker to not assign the newly re-introduced measure to the committee helmed by virulently...

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Cuba, where LGBTQ means lesbians, gays, bi, trans, questioning: repression or openness?

Cuba, where LGBTQ means lesbians, gays, …

Mark Segal    May 17, 2017

  As I was standing in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, looking at the giant silhouette of Che Guevara, I smiled, recalling the Che Guevara Café I once visited in Beirut...

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Judge: Trans people protected from disability bias

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Judge: Trans people protected from disability bias

Tim Cwiek    May 19, 2017

A federal judge in Allentown this week ruled that transgender people diagnosed with gender dysphoria are protected from disability bias under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Community invited to ‘conversation’ with LGBT city leaders

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Community invited to ‘conversation’ with LGBT city leaders

Jen Colletta    May 17, 2017

The LGBT and ally community is invited to the first-ever public forum with the city’s new director of the Office of LGBT Affairs and Commission on LGBT Affairs.

Philly to host 2018 LGBT biz conference

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Philly to host 2018 LGBT biz conference

Jen Colletta    May 17, 2017

As the Independence Business Alliance celebrated 10 years as the region’s LGBT chamber of commerce last week, it also looked to the future with the announcement of a major event.

Engineer criminally charged in Amtrak crash

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Engineer criminally charged in Amtrak crash

Tim Cwiek    May 17, 2017

Brandon Bostian, the train engineer involved in an Amtrak derailment that killed eight people, has been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes.

City HIV/AIDS unit admitted to national health network

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City HIV/AIDS unit admitted to national health network

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 17, 2017

The city’s HIV/AIDS unit recently joined a national nonprofit public-health association.

Out officer receives promotion within Sheriff’s Office

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Out officer receives promotion within Sheriff’s Office

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 17, 2017

Dante Austin received a surprise one afternoon last week.

PA high-school history teacher honored as ‘Hero’

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PA high-school history teacher honored as ‘Hero’

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 17, 2017

Carlisle High School history teacher Kevin Allen Wagner successfully petitioned to create a Gay-Straight Alliance in 2002, making it the first school-sanctioned GSA in Pennsylvania. The openly gay 44-year-old said...

News Briefing: May 19-25, 2017

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News Briefing: May 19-25, 2017

Jen Colletta    May 17, 2017

BBWC to fundraiser at WWCC The Black & Brown Workers Collective is organizing a bake sale next week to raise funds for its social-justice work.

PGN to participate in #AskKenney series

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If you want to ask Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney a question, now’s your chance. 

Kenney is working with a different media outlet every month to solicit questions about issues impacting Philadelphians from city residents, with June’s effort focused on PGN and our LGBT and ally readers. In the next few weeks, PGN will encourage readers to send us any questions they have for the mayor, which we will forward to his office.

Kenney will answer select questions in our June 16 edition.

There are several simple ways you can submit your question. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 215-625-8501 ext. 206 or send it to 505 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147. We’re also accepting questions on our social-media channels: FacebookTwitter and Instagram; tag us and use the hashtag #AskKenney and we’ll get your question to the mayor.


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