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PA to allow gender designation ‘X’ on driver’s licenses

PA to allow gender designation ‘X’ on driver’s licenses

Victoria Brownworth    July 31, 2019

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will offer a gender designation of X on driver’s licenses beginning in 2020. Erin Waters-Trasatt, Communications Director for PennDOT told PGN that the agency “plans...

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Is PrEP forgetting the LGBT community?

Mark Segal    September 12, 2019

If you’re a member of the LGBT community, you’re affected by HIV/AIDS in many ways.  And if you needed information related to AIDS/HIV when the crisis emerged, there was only...

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Gay Maryland couple sues State Department over immigration battle for daughter’s citizenship

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Gay Maryland couple sues State Department over immigration battle for daughter’s citizenship

Laura Smythe    September 13, 2019

A new lawsuit out of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division argues the U.S. Department of State has refused to recognize the citizenship of...

Philly District Attorney’s Office welcomes largest, most diverse prosecutor class yet

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Philly District Attorney’s Office welcomes largest, most diverse prosecutor class yet

Michele Zipkin    September 12, 2019

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office just became more diverse. On Monday, Sept. 9, the DAO welcomed the largest, most diverse class of over 60 new prosecutors, some of whom are...

Uber driver banned after ejecting lesbian couple from car

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Uber driver banned after ejecting lesbian couple from car

Victoria Brownworth    September 12, 2019

An Uber driver has been banned from the app after a lesbian couple videotaped the driver refusing to drive the couple to their destination.

Hate crimes increasing, NJ has 11th highest rate of LGBT-bias incidents

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Hate crimes increasing, NJ has 11th highest rate of LGBT-bias incidents

Michele Zipkin    September 12, 2019

According to a 2019 study conducted by security.org, using data from the FBI’s 2017 hate crime report, 12.5 percent of hate crimes in Pennsylvania are motivated by sexual orientation and...

Oral arguments scheduled in case regarding trans woman’s death

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Oral arguments scheduled in case regarding trans woman’s death

Tim Cwiek    September 12, 2019

Oral arguments have been scheduled for next month in an open-records case involving records held at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office relating to the death of Nizah Morris. Morris, 47, was...

Southern New Jersey Gay Pride turns 11, takes on bullying

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Southern New Jersey Gay Pride turns 11, takes on bullying

Suzannah Cavanaugh    September 12, 2019

Southern New Jersey Gay Pride celebrated its 11th year last Sunday with the festival’s largest-ever turnout. Founder and organizer DeAnn M. Cox estimated that just shy of 1,000 Pride-goers traipsed Cherry...

Civil rights leaders pen article supporting federal LGBTQ nondiscrimination

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Civil rights leaders pen article supporting federal LGBTQ nondiscrimination

Laura Smythe    September 11, 2019

Two civil rights leaders of national stature took to SCOTUSblog, a law blog written by lawyers and law professors and students about the U.S. Supreme Court, on Sept. 5 to...

LGBTQ-focused radio station Channel Q comes to Philadelphia

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LGBTQ-focused radio station Channel Q comes to Philadelphia

Laura Smythe    September 11, 2019

Philadelphia is one of nine new cities across the nation that, last month, started offering the radio broadcast of Channel Q, an LGBTQ-oriented station operated by Entercom, the second-largest radio...

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