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Republican lawmakers seek to strip CHIP-insured kids of trans-related coverage

Republican lawmakers seek to strip CHIP-insured kids of trans-related coverage

Tim Cwiek    October 18, 2017

A state Senate committee this week approved a bill that would ban state funding of transgender medical services for children enrolled in the state's Children's Health Insurance Program.

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From Asia, with Pride

Mark Segal    October 18, 2017

I’ve been traveling out of the country for the last couple of weeks, and with what seems to be so much disagreement in our community on a range of issues...

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Judge green-lights retaliation suit involving Kathryn Knott

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Judge green-lights retaliation suit involving Kathryn Knott

Jen Colletta    October 18, 2017

A Norristown woman can proceed with her federal lawsuit against Kathryn Knott, her father and several other defendants, a judge ruled earlier this month.

Mazzoni Center board changes term limits, financial requirements

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Mazzoni Center board changes term limits, financial requirements

Jeremy Rodriguez    October 18, 2017

A local LGBT health and wellness center changed its board-of-director requirements and term limits after feedback from staff members to encourage diversity.

Obituary: Jessica Palmer-Nelson, chef, 29

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Obituary: Jessica Palmer-Nelson, chef, 29

Jen Colletta    October 18, 2017

Personal chef and active community volunteer Jessica Palmer-Nelson is being remembered by friends for her generosity, positivity and insatiable smile.

AIDS Memorial Quilt panel comes home to Philly for first time

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AIDS Memorial Quilt panel comes home to Philly for first time

Jeremy Rodriguez    October 18, 2017

Elizabeth Coffey-Williams and John DiCarlo created a panel for the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, a national collection of quilt squares commemorating those who died from HIV/AIDS. Lou DiJinio, Coffey-Williams’...

Philly Youth Pride to provide resources, safe party for LGBT youth

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Philly Youth Pride to provide resources, safe party for LGBT youth

Jeremy Rodriguez    October 18, 2017

Sovandarid Prom said he took on his co-student advisor position within his high school’s Queer Student Alliance because he wanted to make the “QSA not only a safe space, but...

Bangor student-abuse case settled

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Bangor student-abuse case settled

Tim Cwiek    October 18, 2017

A federal lawsuit filed by parents of a student who allegedly suffered pervasive anti-LGBT harassment in Bangor, Pa., because she was perceived to be a lesbian has been settled.

Theater company puts spotlight on community for body-image discussion

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Theater company puts spotlight on community for body-image discussion

Bobby Brier    October 18, 2017

The Plays and Players Theatre in Center City buzzed with creative energy on the morning of Oct. 14 for the photo shoot of a new theatrical production focusing on body...

Bebashi launches trans-resource program

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Bebashi launches trans-resource program

Jen Colletta    October 11, 2017

A local health and social-services agency is opening its doors — figuratively and literally — to trans communities.

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