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Casey talks strategy on Equality Act

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Casey talks strategy on Equality Act

Paige Cooperstein    June 30, 2016

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said lawmakers could find new ways to push the Equality Act with lessons they learned in recent weeks — through a House sit-in on gun reform...

Pa. senator pegged as roadblock for LGBT nondiscrimination

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Pa. senator pegged as roadblock for LGBT nondiscrimination

Paige Cooperstein    June 30, 2016

LGBT-nondiscrimination protections in housing and employment were expected to reach the Senate floor for a vote this week, but were blocked and look likely to stall for the rest of...

Will DA produce its certified Morris records?

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Will DA produce its certified Morris records?

Tim Cwiek    June 30, 2016

A judge last week upheld a state agency’s order that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office produce certified records relating to the Nizah Morris incident. But additional litigation may be necessary...

40 years ago in PGN: July 1-7, 2016

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40 years ago in PGN: July 1-7, 2016

Paige Cooperstein    June 30, 2016

Philadelphia hosts gay Catholic conference Adapted from reporting by Michael Clark  Four workshops exploring justice within the interactions of gay people and the Catholic Church took place Memorial Day weekend 1976 in...

HIV-positive woman allegedly denied access to pool

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HIV-positive woman allegedly denied access to pool

Tim Cwiek    June 30, 2016

An HIV-positive woman who allegedly was denied access to a swimming pool in Pennsylvania has filed an antibias complaint in federal court.

SEPTA: We're pro-LGBT civil rights

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SEPTA: We're pro-LGBT civil rights

Tim Cwiek    June 30, 2016

A SEPTA spokesperson this week said the agency supports LGBT civil rights, even though it doesn’t want to fall under the jurisdiction of the city’s Human Relations Commission, which enforces...

Attic youth played key role in crafting Philly schools' trans policy

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Attic youth played key role in crafting Philly schools' trans policy

Paige Cooperstein    June 30, 2016

Four months shy of graduation last year, Hazel Edwards walked into a meeting with her principal and guidance counselor at Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter. She had studied the rulebook...

Local gay vet, campaigning for peace, featured in PBS series

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Local gay vet, campaigning for peace, featured in PBS series

Jen Colletta    June 30, 2016

Disbelief was clear on Mike Felker’s face as he heard the news about the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub last month.