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PA issues trans-inclusive insurance rule

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PA issues trans-inclusive insurance rule

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

Insurance professionals are still awaiting a final rule on nondiscrimination protections, including for transgender people, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed in the fall for the...

Alleged sex-harassment victim fights for day in court

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Alleged sex-harassment victim fights for day in court

Tim Cwiek    May 5, 2016

Officer Jason DeMent, who claims he was dismissed from the Haddon Township police force because he rebuffed his supervisor’s sexual advances, continues to plead for his day in court.

Rapist of lesbian blasts judiciary

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Rapist of lesbian blasts judiciary

Tim Cwiek    May 5, 2016

In a legal pleading laced with insults against the judiciary, convicted rapist Jeffrey G. Marsalis reiterated his request for a new trial.

40 Years Ago in PGN: May 6-12, 2016

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40 Years Ago in PGN: May 6-12, 2016

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

Pa. ‘sodomy’ repeal to be introduced Adapted from reporting by Harry Langhorne  Democratic state Sen. Louis Hill announced his intention in April 1976 to repeal the so-called “sodomy law.” 

Out Penn freshman earns IBA scholarship

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Out Penn freshman earns IBA scholarship

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

After winning the 2016 LGBTQ Scholarship this month from the Independence Business Alliance and DVLF, Ben Blanco said it was especially gratifying to earn financial support from organizations that empower...

Formerly homeless LGBT youth share stories with City Council

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Formerly homeless LGBT youth share stories with City Council

Beth Boyle    May 5, 2016

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Helen Gym and Alan Domb held a hearing on ending youth homelessness in Philadelphia last Thursday. In front of more than 200 people, LGBT youth and their...

Major atheist rally scheduled in D.C.

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Major atheist rally scheduled in D.C.

Tim Cwiek    May 5, 2016

Thousands of atheists and their allies are expected to converge on Washington, D.C., next month for a “Reason Rally.” The first Reason Rally, held in D.C. in 2012, attracted about...

'Empire' star to headline Walk Against Hate

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'Empire' star to headline Walk Against Hate

Paige Cooperstein    May 5, 2016

Yazz the Greatest, an Overbrook-born rapper and star of the television hit “Empire,” will headline the sixth-annual Walk Against Hate next week.