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State lawmakers pass clean CHIP bill but some are 'raging'

State lawmakers pass clean CHIP bill but some are 'raging'

Tim Cwiek    November 21, 2017

In a unanimous vote this week, the state House of Representatives passed a funding-renewal bill for the state's Children's Health Insurance Program that doesn't ban funding for gender-confirmation surgery.

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Human-rights blackout

Mark Segal    November 15, 2017

Much has been made of the lack of attention to human rights by President Trump on his recent excursion to Asia.

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N.J. urges dismissal of trans birth-certificate case

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N.J. urges dismissal of trans birth-certificate case

Tim Cwiek    November 15, 2017

New Jersey officials continue to urge a federal judge to dismiss the case of a trans woman who seeks a gender-accurate birth certificate without undergoing gender-confirmation surgery.

PGN editor Jen Colletta to step down

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PGN editor Jen Colletta to step down

Jeremy Rodriguez    November 15, 2017

“Fantastic.” “Delightful.” “A force of nature.”

Jason Collins to speak at AARP event

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Jason Collins to speak at AARP event

Jeremy Rodriguez    November 15, 2017

The Pennsylvania chapters of AARP and SAGE next week will host a community conversation on cultural competency and its impact on the LGBT community.

December hearing set in Amtrak case

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December hearing set in Amtrak case

Tim Cwiek    November 15, 2017

A December hearing has been scheduled in the criminal case against Brandon W. Bostian, the Amtrak engineer involved in a fatal train derailment in Port Richmond.

HIV criminalization to be explored at community panel

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HIV criminalization to be explored at community panel

Ray Simon    November 15, 2017

According to Trevor Hoppe, assistant professor of sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, “criminalization is never the appropriate response to infectious disease.”

Several new Philly companies get top HRC rating

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Several new Philly companies get top HRC rating

Jen Colletta    November 9, 2017

Four Philadelphia-headquartered companies received a perfect 100 score for the first time this week on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

‘It’s hard to say goodbye,’ says departing DVLF director 

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‘It’s hard to say goodbye,’ says departing DVLF director 

Jeremy Rodriguez    November 9, 2017

After five years as executive director of LGBT grantmaking organization DVLF, Samantha Giusti will step down from her role.

Man sues Voyeur Nightclub

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Man sues Voyeur Nightclub

Tim Cwiek    November 9, 2017

A Juniata Park man is suing Voyeur Nightclub, claiming he sustained serious injuries inside the popular LGBT venue due to unsafe conditions.

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