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Local support varies for Equality Act

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Local support varies for Equality Act

Jen Colletta    July 30, 2015

More than 200 federal lawmakers have signed on to the first-ever federal Equality Act — which would prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in a number of sectors — including a number of...

D.A.’s office reiterates its refusal to provide Morris records

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D.A.’s office reiterates its refusal to provide Morris records

Tim Cwiek    July 30, 2015

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office last week reiterated its refusal to provide certified records pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident.

N.J. school board member under fire

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N.J. school board member under fire

Ryan Kasley    July 30, 2015

A member of the Franklin Township Board of Education in New Jersey is facing backlash after he applauded the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality at the Franklin Township...

Bethlehem film fest returns with new support

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Bethlehem film fest returns with new support

Ryan Kasley    July 30, 2015

The fourth-annual LGBT Film Series at SteelStacks returns to Bethlehem in August with a lineup that includes several award-winning films.

DOJ urges judge to postpone ruling on trans exclusion in ADA

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DOJ urges judge to postpone ruling on trans exclusion in ADA

Tim Cwiek    July 30, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice last week urged a federal judge to postpone ruling on a challenge to the American With Disabilities Act’s exclusion of gender-identity disorder as a protected...

Book event commemorates late gay author’s work

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Book event commemorates late gay author’s work

Ryan Kasley    July 30, 2015

Friends and colleagues of the late black gay author Joseph Beam gathered last Saturday to commemorate the writer and activist’s legacy with a special book signing of a new anthology...

No arrest in Danny’s shooting

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No arrest in Danny’s shooting

Jen Colletta    July 30, 2015

Police are still searching for the man who, after making antigay remarks, opened fire on an employee of an adult bookstore in the Gayborhood.

Donna Mae memorial announced; PAT to offer special collection

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Donna Mae memorial announced; PAT to offer special collection

Jen Colletta    July 30, 2015

A memorial service will be held next month for longtime community member Donna Mae Stemmer, who will also be remembered in special displays at Philadelphia AIDS Thrift.