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A critical and hidden emergency faces Pennsylvania's LGBTQ community: How will we care for the state's aging LGBT population and the myriad problems those Pennsylvanians are facing every day?

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. 

Kentucky Supreme Court dismisses gay pride T-shirt case

The Courier-Journal reported the Kentucky Supreme Court has sided with a print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt because he says it was against his religious beliefs.

Police arrest 2 people for beating man they thought was gay

Serbian police said they have arrested two people for beating up a man because they thought he was gay.

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. 

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