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Amber Hikes announces departure from Office of LGBT Affairs

Amber Hikes announces departure from Office of LGBT Affairs

Laura Smythe    July 9, 2019

  Amber Hikes, executive director of the City’s Office of LGBT Affairs, will leave her position July 31, drawing her two-year tenure to a close, the Mayor’s Office announced Tuesday.  Mayor Jim...

Mark My Words

Where was Philly’s Stonewall 50 coverage…

Mark Segal    July 18, 2019

“Why weren’t the events of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary covered by the Inquirer?” That’s the question I’ve been asked after a whirlwind month that had me traveling around the country to talk...

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Media Trail - 7/19/19

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Media Trail - 7/19/19

Larry Nichols    July 19, 2019

Bill allowing ‘X’ gender on licenses becomes law The Argus-Press reported New Hampshire residents who don’t identify as either male or female will soon be able to express that on their...

International News - 7/19/19

International

International News - 7/19/19

Larry Nichols    July 19, 2019

Irael’s prime minister condemns his minister’s remarks on gay people Israel’s prime minister is condemning remarks by his education minister in favor of “conversion therapy,” a controversial psychotherapy technique that seeks...

Local synagogue seeks LGBTQ input, plans future programming

Local

Local synagogue seeks LGBTQ input, plans future programming

Suzannah Cavanaugh    July 19, 2019

For Congregation Rodeph Shalom’s LGBTQ-plus connection group, pRISM, it was a busy spring — with an even-busier autumn on tap. And while the North Philly synagogue group is on summer hiatus...

Out rabbi to begin tenure at local synagogue

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Out rabbi to begin tenure at local synagogue

Michele Zipkin    July 19, 2019

  Not every synagogue has a community as tightly knit and accepting as the one at Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Fort Washington. Rabbi Alanna Sklover will begin her tenure as...

Trans-run nonprofit explores spirituality at upcoming conference

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Trans-run nonprofit explores spirituality at upcoming conference

Jess Bryant    July 18, 2019

  Vigil and pray. More than thoughts and prayers. Resistance. This is what can be expected from the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference’s spirituality track this year. Running July 25-27 and programmed by...

Publication faces backlash after Buttigieg

National

Publication faces backlash after Buttigieg

Victoria Brownworth    July 18, 2019

  On July 12, magazine, The New Republic, published an essay on presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg using gay tropes to argue against his presidency.  In the piece titled “My Mayor Pete Problem,”...

Community center hosts name-change clinic

Local

Community center hosts name-change clinic

Michele Zipkin    July 18, 2019

 Local transgender and gender-nonbinary folks who can’t afford the cost of legally changing their names now will have legal services at their disposal. In collaboration with Transgender Legal Defense and Education...

Transgender activist running for Del. Senate

Regional

Transgender activist running for Del. Senate

Suzannah Cavanaugh    July 18, 2019

  With community focus and affordable healthcare as her central platforms, the spokesperson for the nation’s largest civil-rights organization has launched an election bid in her home state.

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