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Plaintiffs in Boyertown trans restroom policy case withdraw litigation, ending years-long legal battle

Plaintiffs in Boyertown trans restroom policy case withdraw litigation, ending y…

Laura Smythe    September 19, 2019

A nearly three-year legal battle in the Boyertown case that gained national attention after a group of students sued the school district for allowing trans students to use restrooms and...

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Republicans with blood on their hands

Mark Segal    September 19, 2019

Last week, Philadelphia Gay News reported that the local chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans (LGBT Republicans) are going along with the national organization and endorsing Donald Trump for re-election.

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International News - 6/20/19

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PGN Staff    September 19, 2019

Serbian police intervene to protect gay pride parade Police in Serbia briefly clashed with far-right supporters who tried to prevent a gay pride parade attended by the country’s openly gay prime...

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PGN Staff    September 19, 2019

Dartmouth lets students select chosen names Valley News reported Dartmouth College has become the latest university to allow students to easily change their name or gender identity in directories, on identification...

‘Saturday Night Live’ fires comedian with PA roots four days post-hire for homophobic, racist slurs

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‘Saturday Night Live’ fires comedian with PA roots four days post-hire for homophobic, racist slurs

Laura Smythe    September 19, 2019

NBC’s Emmy-winning, late-night comedy show “Saturday Night Live” took fans on a casting roller coaster this week after hiring — and firing — Shane Gillis, a comedian who got his...

CNN partners with Human Rights Campaign for first-ever, LGBTQ-specific presidential town hall

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CNN partners with Human Rights Campaign for first-ever, LGBTQ-specific presidential town hall

Laura Smythe    September 19, 2019

The United States plays home to about 10 million LGBTQ voters who are awaiting the 2020 presidential election. 

Human Rights Campaign finds lack of LGBTQ data renders community ‘invisible’ in policymaking

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Human Rights Campaign finds lack of LGBTQ data renders community ‘invisible’ in policymaking

Laura Smythe    September 19, 2019

The Human Rights Campaign released a report Tuesday concluding that LGBTQ Americans are “largely invisible” to public officials tasked with ensuring health, safety and wellbeing services due to local and...

New monthly podcast highlights New Jersey’s LGBTQ movers and shakers

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New monthly podcast highlights New Jersey’s LGBTQ movers and shakers

Laura Smythe    September 19, 2019

Garden State Equality, the largest LGBTQ advocacy and education organization in New Jersey, has launched “Equalize,” a monthly podcast highlighting the state’s queer movers and shakers.

Democratic debate ignores LGBTQ issues — again

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Democratic debate ignores LGBTQ issues — again

Victoria Brownworth    September 19, 2019

The September 12 Democratic debate is over, but the discourse about what was and was not discussed is still front-and-center. Former Vice-President Joe Biden has gotten most of the post-debate...

Where are Philly’s trans competent health care providers?

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Where are Philly’s trans competent health care providers?

Leo Caldwell    September 19, 2019

In the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Healthcare Equality Index, Philadelphia was among the highest-ranked cities in the country for LGBTQ-friendly medical care. But is the city able to care for...

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