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A trans woman of color has filed suit against a Dunkin' Donuts shop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, claiming a hostile work environment prevented her from doing her job correctly and resulted in her illegal firing.

The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia wants to highlight trans acceptance in Jewish communities with the event Transgender and Jewish: Conversations for a Changing Community. The event will take place on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.  

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Philadelphia Gay News is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a solutions-oriented collaborative reporting project on poverty and Philadelphia's push for economic justice.

 

 

During his late teenage years, Julian* lived in foster care under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and experienced bouts of homelessness.

While living on the streets, he often sought refuge at Broad Street Ministries, a church and social services hub in Center City, before connecting with the West Philadelphia-based family resources organization Methodist Services, which offers 10 transitional housing units for LGBTQ young people ages 18-21 in its Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program. 

Resources for LGBTQ+ college students are continuously expanding. Some U.S. colleges and universities, such as Emory and the University of Maryland, have made lists of out LGBT faculty members visible online. Locally, the University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center announced the publication of its Faculty Out List on Oct. 31, closing out LGBT History Month. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City. While celebrations, honorariums and memorials have been rooted in the Big Apple, the world also took notice — from news organizations, corporations and the film industry to tourism agencies.  

Change was on the ballot in Pennsylvania on Tuesday and women, LGBTQ folks and people of color were the winners as another blue wave swept through the state, displacing Republicans in favor of progressives.

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Philadelphia Gay News is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a solutions-oriented collaborative reporting project on poverty and Philadelphia's push for economic justice.

 

 

The Arcila-Adams Trans Resource Center, a new resource hub providing services including health care and therapy referrals, job services and help enrolling in insurance and food assistance programs, will open Thursday at the William Way LGBT Community Center. 

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Philadelphia Gay News is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a solutions-oriented collaborative reporting project on poverty and Philadelphia's push for economic justice.

 

 

TransWork, an employment initiative for trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people, held its second job fair Monday evening in Center City. 

This week the Philadelphia Bar Association released its final slate of judicial ratings, which includes candidates running for judicial seats and sitting judges running for retention in the Court of Common Pleas, leading up to the Nov. 5 general election.

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