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LGBT Caribbean program to launch
The Caribbean isles will get an influx of LGBT tourists, thanks to a new program inspired in part by Philadelphia’s LGBT-tourism efforts. Bobby Bennett, a former senior tour operator who is based i...
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Gay pair walks cross-country to fight bullying
In 2010, Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi took his own life on the George Washington Bridge after being outed and cyberbullied by his roommate. And this weekend, Clementi’s family will ret...
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With local support, federal bill seeks ‘religious conscience’ clause
Legislation was introduced last week that seeks to counter the wave of pro-LGBT federal policies rolling out after the overturning of a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act — a measure that...
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State commission to hold session on HB 300
The state agency that enforces Pennsylvania’s nondiscrimination law has scheduled a first-ever session to explore public opinion about the proposed bill to incorporate sexual orientation and gender...
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Philly media professionals elected to national board
by Angela Thomas
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 454 454 recommendations | email to a friend
Several local media members now sit on the national board of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Philadelphia NLGJA member Steve Rosen was elected to the national board and fellow...
Appeal withdrawn in Tobits case
by Timothy Cwiek
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 474 474 recommendations | email to a friend
Jennifer Tobits, a lesbian widow who’s been seeking the death benefits of her deceased wife for three years, won’t have to wait much longer. Her estranged in-laws, Joan and David Farley, who also s...
LGBT leader encourages equality at march
by Angela Thomas
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 485 485 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1963, openly gay Pennsylvanian Bayard Rustin organized the March on Washington, which went on to become one of the nation’s most influential and well-known civil-rights events. Fifty years later...
Walmart gives grant to Philly LGBT elder group
by Angela Thomas
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 487 487 recommendations | email to a friend
The Walmart Foundation announced this week that it will provide a $300,000 grant to Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, which provides support and services for LGBT older adults across the nation....
Lesbian widow awarded benefits
by Timothy Cwiek
Aug 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 581 581 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Jennifer Tobits, a lesbian widow who had petitioned for the death benefits of her deceased wife, Sarah Ellyn Farley. In a 12-page ruling issued July 29, U.S. D...
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