The city’s Police Advisory Commission this week agreed to consider passing a resolution urging the release of city records relating to the Nizah Morris case.
Lydia Gonzalez Sciarrino is making history this month as the first straight ally to lead Mazzoni Center.
“I feel honored about that,” Gonzalez Sciarrino told PGN in her first public comments since her hiring. “I look forward to this opportunity to be a greater advocate for the LGBT community.”
The Pennsylvania Senate this week confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine, along with three other women, to cabinet-level positions, making Levine the commonwealth’s first-ever transgender individual to reach this level of government.
Levine, who was already serving as Pennsylvania’s Physician General — also a first for the trans community — was appointed Secretary of Health, joining the appointments of Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith and Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman.
After deliberating only 28 minutes, a Philadelphia jury handed down a first-degree murder conviction for Charles N. Sargent, who brutally stabbed to death trans woman Diamond Williams five years ago.
Charles N. Sargent, who is accused of murdering trans woman Diamond Williams, told authorities he had anal sex with Williams without realizing her transgender status, a Philadelphia detective said this week.