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Anti-bias bill re-intro’d in PA House

Anti-bias bill re-intro’d in PA House

Jen Colletta    May 17, 2017

The lead sponsor of a bill to ban LGBT discrimination statewide is urging the Pennsylvania House Speaker to not assign the newly re-introduced measure to the committee helmed by virulently...

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Cuba, where LGBTQ means lesbians, gays, bi, trans, questioning: repression or openness?

Cuba, where LGBTQ means lesbians, gays, …

Mark Segal    May 17, 2017

  As I was standing in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, looking at the giant silhouette of Che Guevara, I smiled, recalling the Che Guevara Café I once visited in Beirut...

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Conservative group opposes LGBT-friendly state guidance

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Conservative group opposes LGBT-friendly state guidance

Tim Cwiek    May 24, 2017

The Pennsylvania Family Institute, a conservative faith-based group, is mobilizing people to resist proposed guidance by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission that would expand antibias protections for the LGBT community.

Judge: Trans people protected from disability bias

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Judge: Trans people protected from disability bias

Tim Cwiek    May 19, 2017

A federal judge in Allentown this week ruled that transgender people diagnosed with gender dysphoria are protected from disability bias under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Community invited to ‘conversation’ with LGBT city leaders

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Community invited to ‘conversation’ with LGBT city leaders

Jen Colletta    May 17, 2017

The LGBT and ally community is invited to the first-ever public forum with the city’s new director of the Office of LGBT Affairs and Commission on LGBT Affairs.

Philly to host 2018 LGBT biz conference

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Philly to host 2018 LGBT biz conference

Jen Colletta    May 17, 2017

As the Independence Business Alliance celebrated 10 years as the region’s LGBT chamber of commerce last week, it also looked to the future with the announcement of a major event.

Engineer criminally charged in Amtrak crash

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Engineer criminally charged in Amtrak crash

Tim Cwiek    May 17, 2017

Brandon Bostian, the train engineer involved in an Amtrak derailment that killed eight people, has been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes.

City HIV/AIDS unit admitted to national health network

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City HIV/AIDS unit admitted to national health network

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 17, 2017

The city’s HIV/AIDS unit recently joined a national nonprofit public-health association.

Out officer receives promotion within Sheriff’s Office

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Out officer receives promotion within Sheriff’s Office

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 17, 2017

Dante Austin received a surprise one afternoon last week.

PA high-school history teacher honored as ‘Hero’

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PA high-school history teacher honored as ‘Hero’

Jeremy Rodriguez    May 17, 2017

Carlisle High School history teacher Kevin Allen Wagner successfully petitioned to create a Gay-Straight Alliance in 2002, making it the first school-sanctioned GSA in Pennsylvania. The openly gay 44-year-old said...

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