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Bill banning conversion therapy awaiting mayor's signature

Bill banning conversion therapy awaiting mayor's signature

Jeremy Rodriguez    June 27, 2017

City Council last week unanimously passed a bill to ban conversion therapy for minors.

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Rainbow flag — bringing us together 

Mark Segal    June 21, 2017

There is no question that the rainbow flag has become the symbol of our community’s fight for equality. And that flag that the community embraces has gone through changes but...

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Trial date set in trans disability case

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Trial date set in trans disability case

Tim Cwiek    June 28, 2017

A December trial date has been set in the case of Kate Lynn Blatt, a Pottsville trans woman who claims her former employer discriminated against her due to her gender...

Local law firm wins IBA’s Business Integrity Award for LGBT-inclusive practices

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Local law firm wins IBA’s Business Integrity Award for LGBT-inclusive practices

Jeremy Rodriguez    June 28, 2017

  The Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT chamber of commerce presented an award this week to a member business that promotes LGBT-inclusive policies toward customers, employees and the community.

School district seeks dismissal of trans antibias suit, citing Trump guidance

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School district seeks dismissal of trans antibias suit, citing Trump guidance

Tim Cwiek    June 28, 2017

  Public-school officials in Minersville recently asked that a trans student’s antibias case be dismissed, citing Trump administration educational guidance that stops short of recommending gender-appropriate restroom access for trans students.

America’s newest museum recognizes LGBTs in our revolution

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America’s newest museum recognizes LGBTs in our revolution

Mark Segal    June 28, 2017

  America’s newest museum, Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, does something quite revolutionary: It recognizes the LGBT community as having played a part of that revolution. And it does...

Day in the Life of: an event producer, Josh Schonewolf

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Day in the Life of: an event producer, Josh Schonewolf

Jeremy Rodriguez    June 28, 2017

Josh Schonewolf worked from the sound booth during the opening night of Mr. Everything at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar. The talent show, which is in its fifth year, features...

Protesters hold 24-hour vigil outside Sen. Toomey's office

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Protesters hold 24-hour vigil outside Sen. Toomey's office

Jeremy Rodriguez    June 24, 2017

“Rain or shine, day or night. Health care is a human right.”

Fairness Act referred to Metcalfe's committee

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Fairness Act referred to Metcalfe's committee

Jen Colletta    June 22, 2017

The effort to advance a statewide LGBT nondiscrimination law was dealt a blow last week.

Hearing scheduled in Morris case

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Hearing scheduled in Morris case

Tim Cwiek    June 21, 2017

A hearing is scheduled next month on PGN’s open-records request for 911 recordings from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office relating to the Nizah Morris incident.

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