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State Senate passes clean CHIP bill; Wolf will sign it into law

State Senate passes clean CHIP bill; Wolf will sign it into law

Tim Cwiek    December 12, 2017

In a 43-6 vote this week, the state Senate passed a funding-renewal bill for the state's Children's Health Insurance Program that doesn't ban funding for gender-confirmation surgery.

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Mark Segal    December 13, 2017

I asked my Facebook friends to suggest topics for this week’s column. They came up with subjects such as bullying, LGBT history, the White House holiday press party and the...

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Gay man allotted $500 in antibias case

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Gay man allotted $500 in antibias case

Tim Cwiek    December 6, 2017

  The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations recently ordered PHL Taxi Co. to pay $500 to Mark M. Seaman, who complained of being ejected from a taxi in 2009 after displaying...

Chelsea Manning addresses power, identity and freedom at Penn

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Chelsea Manning addresses power, identity and freedom at Penn

Beth Boyle    December 6, 2017

Chelsea Manning fits in on a college campus.

Oral arguments slated in settlement dispute

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Oral arguments slated in settlement dispute

Tim Cwiek    December 6, 2017

Oral arguments are scheduled this month in the case of Thomas Vandergrift, a South Philadelphia gay man who disputes that he settled his civil-rights lawsuit against Pennsauken School District officials.

Local attorney gets diversity award at PA Society

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Local attorney gets diversity award at PA Society

Jen Colletta    December 6, 2017

Angela Giampolo credits two people with her becoming a lawyer: her fourth-grade detention monitor, who joked that she should pursue law because she was always “fighting other people’s fights,” and...

Task force looks to improve LGBT care at Temple

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Task force looks to improve LGBT care at Temple

Beth Boyle    December 6, 2017

The Temple Health LGBTQ Alliance Task Force welcomed state Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine this week, who spoke to members about Temple Health’s LGBT outreach programs and the state’s LGBT...

Legislation introduced to repeal Woodbury’s anti-trans law

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Legislation introduced to repeal Woodbury’s anti-trans law

Tim Cwiek    December 6, 2017

  Legislation was introduced in Woodbury, N.J., City Council last week to repeal an obscure anti-cross-dressing law in the town. Although police don’t enforce the law, violators face 90 days in...

Ways to lend a holiday helping hand

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Ways to lend a holiday helping hand

Jeremy Rodriguez    December 1, 2017

Put the "fun" in fundraising this holiday season with this round-up of local events!

D.A.’s Morris affidavits under scrutiny

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D.A.’s Morris affidavits under scrutiny

Tim Cwiek    November 29, 2017

Between 2013-15, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office submitted seven affidavits relating to the Nizah Morris case under penalty of perjury that appear to contain inaccuracies.

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