A judge this week found a man who brutally attacked a local transgender woman guilty of several charges, including attempted murder.
Orlando police last week said they don’t know whether the Pulse Nightclub massacre was a hate crime, a terrorist attack or both. As a result, it remains unclear if 49 murders at Pulse will be included in an upcoming Florida hate-crimes report for 2016.
A local health-services organization will once again host a month-long series throughout the city to increase HIV/AIDS awareness. Philadelphia FIGHT’s AIDS Education Month kicks off with an opening reception and awards ceremony June 1.
In early May 1965, at a small coffeeshop called Dewey’s on 17th Street near Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia transgender and gay people won an early and significant victory over discrimination when they held the first successful sit-in for LGBT rights in the nation.
The Pennsylvania Family Institute, a conservative faith-based group, is mobilizing people to resist proposed guidance by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission that would expand antibias protections for the LGBT community.