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PA to allow gender designation ‘X’ on driver’s licenses

PA to allow gender designation ‘X’ on driver’s licenses

Victoria Brownworth    July 31, 2019

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will offer a gender designation of X on driver’s licenses beginning in 2020. Erin Waters-Trasatt, Communications Director for PennDOT told PGN that the agency “plans...

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Some Palestinians: Don’t forget to kill …

Mark Segal    August 22, 2019

No matter which side of the Israeli-Palestinian divide you’re on, and there are many, you might ask what is the responsibility of the LGBT community in this debate?

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PGN Staff    August 22, 2019

More than 7,000 U.S. residents now have gender designation “X” on their IDs

Conference for LGBT women physicians and medical students held in Philly

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Conference for LGBT women physicians and medical students held in Philly

Michele Zipkin    August 22, 2019

This year, Philadelphia was home to a conference centering women’s health issues, as well as issues for LGBT physicians and members of the queer community. 

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DOJ files brief saying trans people can be discriminated against

Victoria Brownworth    August 22, 2019

The Trump administration’s Department of Justice filed a brief August 16 asking the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent allowing employers to fire transgender employees.

Trump rule protects contractors who discriminate against LGBT workers

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Trump rule protects contractors who discriminate against LGBT workers

Victoria Brownworth    August 22, 2019

The Trump administration proposed a rule change on August 14 that would allow government contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees based on a company’s religious beliefs. The Labor Department proposal...

Rutgers study reveals increased depression in pregnant trans men

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Rutgers study reveals increased depression in pregnant trans men

Laura Smythe    August 22, 2019

A lack of gender-affirming knowledge among health care providers and difficulties accessing medical care places pregnant trans men at a higher risk of experiencing depression and avoiding care, a new...

News Analysis: Biden and Buttigieg top donor lists for PA

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News Analysis: Biden and Buttigieg top donor lists for PA

Victoria Brownworth    August 22, 2019

    In a primary that is increasingly being decided by donors, former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg top the list of candidates with big money...

LGBT chamber of commerce launches job resource program for trans community

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LGBT chamber of commerce launches job resource program for trans community

Suzannah Cavanaugh    August 22, 2019

  After two years of production, TransWork, a job resource program built by Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce Independence Business Alliance (IBA) launches this fall with a series of workshops and...

After-school LGBTQ art program provides community for queer youth

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After-school LGBTQ art program provides community for queer youth

Laura Smythe    August 22, 2019

At the end of her third year in high school, Ivy* sewed a quilt corresponding to the theme “belonging.”  The creation’s perimeter is made of pink, purple and blue swatches —...

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