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President Bush signed a bill into law last week that, among other conditions, requires businesses to transfer retirement benefits to the same-sex partners of their employees in case of an employee’s death, like the procedure that is utilized for heterosexual married couples.

The world’s largest soup manufacturer refused this week to bow to pressure from right-wing, antigay groups who criticized its decision to reach out to LGBT consumers.

Two bills with the potential to have a tremendous impact on the local LGBT community had their days in the Pennsylvania legislature in 2008 — and failed.

A Philadelphia woman with HIV who says she was wrongfully prevented from enrolling in a training program of her choice due to her HIV status has received an undisclosed cash settlement from the school.

Key West remains closed

Gayborhood bar Key West has been closed for about two weeks, and a sign placed on the door of the establishment at 207 S.

The Leeway Foundation, a local grantmaking institution that funds the work of female and transgender artists, recently announced the winners of its annual award, which seeks to recognize artists who have a long commitment to using their talents to bring about social change.

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