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Amber Hikes announces departure from Office of LGBT Affairs

Amber Hikes announces departure from Office of LGBT Affairs

Laura Smythe    July 9, 2019

  Amber Hikes, executive director of the City’s Office of LGBT Affairs, will leave her position July 31, drawing her two-year tenure to a close, the Mayor’s Office announced Tuesday.  Mayor Jim...

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Organizations that didn’t pass the Stone…

Mark Segal    July 11, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots have passed, and as an integral part of the anniversary and the 50 years leading up to it, I have an inside track...

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Transgender activist running for Del. Senate

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Transgender activist running for Del. Senate

Suzannah Cavanaugh    July 18, 2019

  With community focus and affordable healthcare as her central platforms, the spokesperson for the nation’s largest civil-rights organization has launched an election bid in her home state.

Regional LGBT center joins trans discrimination Supreme Court battle

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Regional LGBT center joins trans discrimination Supreme Court battle

Laura Smythe    July 18, 2019

  Allentown’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has joined 32 other LGBTQ rights organizations across the country in filing documents supporting trans woman Aimee Stephens in her U.S. Supreme Court case. Transgender Legal...

Employment and access when LGBTQ and living with a disability

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Employment and access when LGBTQ and living with a disability

Victoria Brownworth    July 18, 2019

Part three of a three-part series on the challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals with disabilities. “When President Trump talks about the economy and unemployment being way down, he is not talking...

Working toward a cure:  scientists eliminate HIV in mice

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Working toward a cure: scientists eliminate HIV in mice

Laura Smythe    July 18, 2019

  A research team led by investigators at Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have eliminated HIV from living animals for the first time, the scientists announced this...

Police commish: Supervisor’s approval was necessary for Morris courtesy ride

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Police commish: Supervisor’s approval was necessary for Morris courtesy ride

Tim Cwiek    July 18, 2019

  Officer Elizabeth Skala was required to obtain approval from a supervisor before giving Nizah Morris a Center City “courtesy ride,” Police Commissioner Richard Ross recently informed the city’s Police Advisory...

International News - 7/12/19

International

International News - 7/12/19

Sean Dorn    July 11, 2019

Japan grants refugee status due to homophobia for first time The Japanese government granted refugee status to a foreigner in 2018 over fears of persecution owing to the person’s homosexuality.

Four health providers leave Mazzoni Center

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Four health providers leave Mazzoni Center

Laura Smythe    July 11, 2019

Mazzoni Center is in the midst of losing four healthcare providers.

Survey marks 20 years of research on LGBT students

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Survey marks 20 years of research on LGBT students

Suzannah Cavanaugh    July 11, 2019

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, more commonly called GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”), has launched its 11th National School Climate Survey in its primary mission to ensure safe schools for...

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