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Out deputy sheriff, LGBTQ liaison and activist found dead

Out deputy sheriff, LGBTQ liaison and activist found dead

Laura Smythe    June 7, 2019

Out Deputy Sheriff Dante Austin, 27, was found dead at his desk in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office last Friday morning. He died by suicide, the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed...

Mark My Words

Getting Stonewall Right: Taking Pride in…

Mark Segal    June 13, 2019

We Stonewall participants are getting up in years, and there aren’t many of us left. I’m one of the youngest still around; therefore, over the last few weeks, I’ve done...

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Councilmember Helen Gym introduces two bills expanding LGBTQ protections

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Councilmember Helen Gym introduces two bills expanding LGBTQ protections

Laura Smythe    June 13, 2019

Councilmember At-Large Helen Gym introduced two bills Thursday aimed at protecting and expanding the rights of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ-plus community.   One mandates the city’s youth organizations to implement policies protecting young...

Media Trail - 6/14/19

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Media Trail - 6/14/19

Larry Nichols    June 13, 2019

Panic at D.C. Pride parade sends people running, some injured Newsweek reported officials in Washington, D.C., said several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ Pride parade sent people...

International News - 6/14/19

International

International News - 6/14/19

Larry Nichols    June 13, 2019

London police arrest fifth suspect in attack on lesbian couple Police in London have arrested a fifth suspect on suspicion of punching two women on a bus because they are lesbians. Authorities...

‘Active bystander’ hate-crimes resolution stalled in committee

Regional

‘Active bystander’ hate-crimes resolution stalled in committee

Tim Cwiek    June 13, 2019

A state House of Representatives resolution urging witnesses of hate crimes to be “active bystanders” and intervene on behalf of victims continues to languish in a committee.

Out City Council candidate in Scranton leads primary despite backlash

Regional

Out City Council candidate in Scranton leads primary despite backlash

Michele Zipkin    June 13, 2019

This May, physical therapist and longtime activist Jessica Rothchild was one of two Democratic candidates to excel in the Scranton City Council primary race. If she wins the general election...

Speaker series explores LGBTQ youth experience in foster care

Local

Speaker series explores LGBTQ youth experience in foster care

Laura Smythe    June 13, 2019

A transwoman of color who grew up in foster care, Nia Clark, struggled to have her identity affirmed as a kid.

LGBTQ philanthropist who funded Attic youth program dies

Obituaries

LGBTQ philanthropist who funded Attic youth program dies

Laura Smythe    June 13, 2019

James “Jim” Hastings Bryson, a pioneering LGBTQ advocate and philanthropist, died Monday from Alzheimer’s disease.

Road to Stonewall: Jill Johnston

National

Road to Stonewall: Jill Johnston

Victoria Brownworth    June 13, 2019

  In the years before Stonewall, jill johnston — always lowercase — was a phenomenon. A lean, long-haired, jeans-clad 40-something butch lesbian who exuded a raw sexuality everywhere she went, johnston...

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