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A new study in the journal Pediatrics published Nov. 1 highlights the disparity between suicidal thoughts for transgender and cisgender adolescents. Dr. Brian C. Thoma of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry led the study, which charted more than 2,000 adolescents, nearly 1,200 of whom were trans adolescents between the ages of 14 to 18.

Swedish government grants $175,000 to fund drag queen story hours 


The Swedish government is investing the equivalent of $175,000 to fund drag queen story hour shows for children and those with disabilities.

LGBTQ characters on U.S. TV are at an all-time high

NBC News reported for the fourth consecutive year, broadcast television has featured a record percentage of LGBTQ characters, according to a report released Thursday by the media advocacy group GLAAD.

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.  


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.

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