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Penn withdraws position that trans workers aren’t protected under Title VII

Penn withdraws position that trans workers aren’t protected under Title VII

Tim Cwiek    November 13, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania this week withdrew its legal stance in a contentious court case that trans workers in the region aren’t protected from discrimination under Title VII of the...

Mark My Words

Hallmark, Lifetime, the gay question

Mark Segal    November 13, 2019

Like me, I'm sure you're beginning to think about the holidays. The Hallmark Channel and Lifetime are already running holiday romance movies 24/7. This year, not only do they have...

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PA State Reps. attend International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in D.C.

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PA State Reps. attend International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in D.C.

Laura Smythe    November 13, 2019

More than 550 LGBTQ elected officials, leaders and activists from across the globe — including Pennsylvania State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Brian Sims — gathered in Washington, D.C. this week...

Two federal judges scrap ‘Denial of Care Rule’

National

Two federal judges scrap ‘Denial of Care Rule’

Laura Smythe    November 13, 2019

Across a two-day period last week, two federal trial court judges struck down a proposed Trump administration rule that would allow health care workers — ranging from doctors, nurses and...

3 LGBTQ candidates elected to Upper Darby school board

Regional

3 LGBTQ candidates elected to Upper Darby school board

Laura Smythe    November 13, 2019

Three out LGBTQ Democrats were elected last week to the Upper Darby School Board of Directors in what is being recognized as the first time openly-gay officials have sat on...

New study highlights suicidal thoughts among trans adolescents

National

New study highlights suicidal thoughts among trans adolescents

Victoria Brownworth    November 13, 2019

A new study in the journal Pediatrics published Nov. 1 highlights the disparity between suicidal thoughts for transgender and cisgender adolescents. Dr. Brian C. Thoma of the University of Pittsburgh...

International News: November 13

International

International News: November 13

Larry Nichols    November 13, 2019

Swedish government grants $175,000 to fund drag queen story hours    The Swedish government is investing the equivalent of $175,000 to fund drag queen story hour shows for children and those with...

Media Trail: November 13

National

Media Trail: November 13

Larry Nichols    November 13, 2019

LGBTQ characters on U.S. TV are at an all-time high NBC News reported for the fourth consecutive year, broadcast television has featured a record percentage of LGBTQ characters, according to a...

Care crisis for LGBT elders

Local

Care crisis for LGBT elders

Victoria Brownworth    November 13, 2019

A critical and hidden emergency faces Pennsylvania's LGBTQ community: How will we care for the state's aging LGBT population and the myriad problems those Pennsylvanians are facing every day?

The intersection of transgender identities and Judaism

Local

The intersection of transgender identities and Judaism

Michele Zipkin    November 13, 2019

The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia wants to highlight trans acceptance in Jewish communities with the event Transgender and Jewish: Conversations for a Changing Community. The event...

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