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No more ‘councilmen?’ Council votes for gender-neutral titles  

No more ‘councilmen?’ Council votes for gender-neutral titles  

Josh Middleton    February 14, 2019

In a show of unanimous support, members of City Council passed legislation Thursday that would change language in the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to be more gender neutral.   Voters will ultimately decide the issue as a ballot...

Mark My Words

Elections and whom to support

Mark Segal    February 14, 2019

Once upon a time, the LGBT community had no LGBT choices in politics, only LGBT-friendly candidates, who weren’t LGBT themselves, to endorse. And, once upon a time, there were no LGBT...

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West Philly’s Mariposa Food Co-op sets the table for inclusiveness

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West Philly’s Mariposa Food Co-op sets the table for inclusiveness

Suzannah Cavanaugh    February 14, 2019

 Founded on antidiscrimination ideals, cooperatives have a storied history as LGBTQ havens. “It’s pretty ingrained in the culture. [Co-ops] have been known as safe spaces for queer folks since probably the...

Second council ally not seeking reelection

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Second council ally not seeking reelection

Lenny Cohen    February 14, 2019

 Philadelphia Councilman-at-Large Bill Greenlee announced that he will not seek reelection, paving the way for another new City Council member. “After giving it much thought, I have decided this will be...

Are dating apps helpful or hurtful?

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Are dating apps helpful or hurtful?

Gary L. Day    February 14, 2019

 As social media has proliferated in recent years, more and more gay men are turning to dating apps like Grindr and Scruff for personal connections, be they casual sexual encounters...

Local LGBTQ health organizations get a financial boost

Local

Local LGBTQ health organizations get a financial boost

Lenny Cohen    February 14, 2019

CHECK, PLEASE!: LBGT-specific HIV agencies across the area were recently awarded thousands of dollars from two different contributors. Coca-Cola (left) presented Action Wellness PHL Executive Director Kevin Burns with a...

Bleak forecast for LGBTQ elder housing

Regional

Bleak forecast for LGBTQ elder housing

A.D. Amorosi    February 14, 2019

A portrait of the future for LGBTQ elder adults indicates that by 2030 there will be seven million LGBTQ senior citizens living in the United States, according to the results...

Future uncertain for city’s safe-injection site 

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Future uncertain for city’s safe-injection site 

Josh Middleton    February 12, 2019

Philadelphia was inching closer to becoming the first city in the United States to open a safe-injection site to address the city’s opioid crisis. But the project has hit a...

Media Trail

National

Media Trail

Larry Nichols    February 7, 2019

Trans teacher sues DC-area district, citing discrimination A transgender English teacher is suing a Maryland school district claiming that she was repeatedly harassed by students, parents and colleagues at three schools...

International News

International

International News

Larry Nichols    February 7, 2019

Hong Kong court denies male status to three transgender men Hong Kong’s High Court has refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards...

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