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Selling out
Now that the Pride festivities of June have officially ended, many people are looking back, evaluating the month’s events and making observations. A number of these observations have centered on th...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marriage equality and the ACA
Now in full effect, the Affordable Care Act is improving the quality of health care and providing health coverage for Pennsylvania’s uninsured. Moreover, those in the LGBT community have seen their...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marriage equality means more Pennsylvanians have access to health insurance
The struggle for same-sex couples to access health-insurance benefits has been long-standing. Despite some employers offering same-sex benefits, Pennsylvania same-sex couples could not access the A...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wives, husbands and equality in the Keystone State
As marriage-equality litigation makes its way through the courts in the Keystone State, for LGBT couples who want to marry, I can forewarn you to get ready to think about language yet again. My par...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discord and distraction
In Connecticut, a 16-year-old transwoman of color is being held in an adult prison — with no charges filed against her. According to a lawsuit brought forth by Lambda Legal, a doctor in Urbana, Ill...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building a trans-affirming mental-health program
In the last 10 years, feminist and women’s spaces have grappled with how their histories and missions connect with transgender communities and how they want to be accountable to these connections. ...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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On QFest and Tribeca
The recent news that Philadelphia’s QFest, arguably the highlight of my moviegoing summer, has been postponed has me crestfallen. For almost 20 years, it has been an opportunity for me to see gay f...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Violence in Center City is not on the rise
On March 20, a stabbing involving a bartender and an off-duty police officer occurred outside the Venture Inn, a downtown watering hole that I happen to frequent. A flurry of Facebook posts appeare...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the gay blood ban affects cancer patients
Cancer is defined as any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. Currently, there are about 200 different types of cancer, which can affect 60 different organs ...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Gov. Corbett
Dear Gov. Corbett, In deference to your analogy last October, my sister has agreed to marry me next month with the full knowledge that I will in turn marry my niece in May. Each of these events wil...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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