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Penn withdraws position that trans workers aren’t protected under Title VII

Penn withdraws position that trans workers aren’t protected under Title VII

Tim Cwiek    November 13, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania this week withdrew its legal stance in a contentious court case that trans workers in the region aren’t protected from discrimination under Title VII of the...

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You are the reason Mayor Pete is success…

Mark Segal    December 12, 2019

Mayor Pete, the out gay man running for president has had a couple of challenging weeks.  But this comes after him riding a wave of successful polls in the first...

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Media Trail - 12/13/19

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Media Trail - 12/13/19

PGN Staff    December 12, 2019

Report: Substitute teacher fired for berating child on dads The Salt Lake Tribune reports officials said a substitute teacher in Utah was fired after berating a fifth-grade student who said he...

International News - 12/13/19

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International News - 12/13/19

PGN Staff    December 12, 2019

US ambassador ‘horrified’ by Zambia sentence for gay couple The United States ambassador to Zambia said local government officials have condemned him for saying he was “horrified” by the sentencing of...

Gender identity in trans kids as strong as in cis peers, study finds

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Gender identity in trans kids as strong as in cis peers, study finds

Laura Smythe    December 12, 2019

  In the largest study of trans children to date, a team of researchers from across the country found that trans kids living as their authentic gender develop their gender identity...

Local LGBTQ tennis association hosts winter social, donates funds to The Attic

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Local LGBTQ tennis association hosts winter social, donates funds to The Attic

Michele Zipkin    December 12, 2019

  The Philadelphia Liberty Tennis Association (PLTA) will host a holiday tennis social at the Riverwinds Golf and Tennis Club in West Deptford, New Jersey.  On Dec. 21, professionals from the...

Bread & Roses gives $160K to LGBTQ groups

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Bread & Roses gives $160K to LGBTQ groups

Laura Smythe    December 12, 2019

Bread & Roses Community Fund, which supports community-based groups pursuing racial and economic equity, recently made $160,000 in grants to 16 local grassroots groups dedicated to supporting women, girls, trans...

Historic new HHS program offers PrEP to uninsured

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Historic new HHS program offers PrEP to uninsured

Victoria Brownworth    December 12, 2019

  Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a new nationwide program to provide free HIV-prevention drugs — PrEP — to uninsured Americans at risk of HIV. About 200,000 people...

Republican coalition proposes Fairness for All Act

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Republican coalition proposes Fairness for All Act

Victoria Brownworth    December 12, 2019

  Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), a former Mormon missionary and author of several best-selling religious-themed books, introduced the “Fairness for All Act” on Dec. 6. The bill was put forward as...

Trans attorney explains Morris appeal in legal filing

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Trans attorney explains Morris appeal in legal filing

Tim Cwiek    December 12, 2019

  On Dec. 3, trans attorney Julie Chovanes filed a legal document explaining why she’s asking Commonwealth Court to reverse a lower court’s decision and grant her access to records at...

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