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First LGBTQ Community Conversation addresses controversies, new initiatives

First LGBTQ Community Conversation addresses controversies, new initiatives

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 26, 2017

*This story has been updated to include the location and time of the Pride Kick-Off. More than 200 community members were in attendance at the Office of LGBT Affairs’ first LGBTQ Community...

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Reflections from an ‘old’ reporter

Mark Segal    May 24, 2017

  I thought I’d use this space to share with you some of the fun I had while reporting in Cuba last week, and some observations I had.

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National survey reveals disparities for PA’s trans community

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National survey reveals disparities for PA’s trans community

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 25, 2017

Data released last week revealed discrimination trends and disparities for transgender people in Pennsylvania.

Equality advocates fight back against KKK event in Lancaster

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Equality advocates fight back against KKK event in Lancaster

Timothy Roberts    May 24, 2017

About 700 people gathered May 20 at the Lancaster County Courthouse to speak out for equality while the Ku Klux Klan was preparing to burn a cross a few miles...

Killer of gay man pleads guilty   

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Killer of gay man pleads guilty  

Jen Colletta    May 24, 2017

  One of two people implicated in the murder of a local gay man will spend several decades in prison.

Obituary: Paul Yabor, longtime HIV/AIDS advocate

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Obituary: Paul Yabor, longtime HIV/AIDS advocate

Tim Cwiek    May 24, 2017

Paul J. Yabor, a longtime advocate for people with HIV/AIDS and substance-abuse issues, died May 16 of a drug overdose. He was 55 and lived in North Philadelphia. 

AIDS Education Month recommits to the ‘FIGHT’

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AIDS Education Month recommits to the ‘FIGHT’

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 24, 2017

A local health-services organization will once again host a month-long series throughout the city to increase HIV/AIDS awareness. Philadelphia FIGHT’s AIDS Education Month kicks off with an opening reception and...

Before there was Stonewall, there was Dewey’s

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Before there was Stonewall, there was Dewey’s

Bob Skiba    May 24, 2017

In early May 1965, at a small coffeeshop called Dewey’s on 17th Street near Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia transgender and gay people won an early and significant victory over discrimination when...

Conservative group opposes LGBT-friendly state guidance

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Conservative group opposes LGBT-friendly state guidance

Tim Cwiek    May 24, 2017

The Pennsylvania Family Institute, a conservative faith-based group, is mobilizing people to resist proposed guidance by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission that would expand antibias protections for the LGBT community.

Judge: Trans people protected from disability bias

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Judge: Trans people protected from disability bias

Tim Cwiek    May 19, 2017

A federal judge in Allentown this week ruled that transgender people diagnosed with gender dysphoria are protected from disability bias under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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