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Philadelphia Police Department announces new policy on interactions with transgender, nonbinary people

Philadelphia Police Department announces new policy on interactions with transge…

Laura Smythe    June 25, 2019

The Philadelphia Police Department announced Tuesday a new policy overhauling guidelines on law enforcement interactions with transgender and nonbinary people.  Under the new policy, Directive 4.15, officers will put both a...

Mark My Words

Battles won, battles left to fight

Mark Segal    June 20, 2019

I am amazed at what I’ve learned over the past few weeks about an event in which I took part — the Stonewall riots — and I’m having fun galloping...

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Celebrating Pride by engaging with science

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Celebrating Pride by engaging with science

Gary L. Day    June 20, 2019

Often, science-based museums are perceived as family affairs — something fun and educational for the kids while parents serve as chaperones. That is a perception that the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia’s...

Congressional caucus supports LGBTQ foster care bill

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Congressional caucus supports LGBTQ foster care bill

Laura Smythe    June 20, 2019

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the recent introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act Tuesday.

Local org documents Presbyterian LGBTQ history

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Local org documents Presbyterian LGBTQ history

Laura Smythe    June 20, 2019

When David Smith was a kid, his pastor asked him to read Psalm 139 in front of his congregation, inspiring Smith to become ordained himself.

LGB youth at higher risk for self-harm

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LGB youth at higher risk for self-harm

Victoria Brownworth    June 20, 2019

A new study released June 13 indicates lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are at higher risk for self-harm than their heterosexual peers. The study appeared in JAMA Pediatrics and addressed...

After controversy, NJ school embraces LGBTQ-inclusive studies

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After controversy, NJ school embraces LGBTQ-inclusive studies

Laura Smythe    June 20, 2019

A New Jersey charter school has volunteered to pilot the state’s upcoming LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum after a controversy last month resulting from covering up a student’s Pride mural at the request...

PA and NJ towns host  inaugural Prides

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PA and NJ towns host inaugural Prides

Michele Zipkin    June 20, 2019

Pride isn’t just for big cities anymore. A town in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey are exemplifying the LGBTQ-plus community’s importance by hosting first-time Pride celebrations.

Councilmember Helen Gym introduces two bills expanding LGBTQ protections

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Councilmember Helen Gym introduces two bills expanding LGBTQ protections

Laura Smythe    June 13, 2019

Councilmember-at-Large Helen Gym introduced two bills aimed at protecting and expanding the rights of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ-plus community.  One mandates the city’s youth organizations to implement policies protecting young trans and gender-nonconforming...

Media Trail - 6/14/19

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Media Trail - 6/14/19

Larry Nichols    June 13, 2019

Panic at D.C. Pride parade sends people running, some injured Newsweek reported officials in Washington, D.C., said several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ Pride parade sent people...

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