Gender identity

Eldis Sula
June 15, 2020 - 10:38 am
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for employers to fire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Mike DeNardo
May 01, 2020 - 1:42 pm
While students are learning online from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia is working to allow them to hide their gender identities from their parents. Read more here.
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Flags at New York City Pride Parade.
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David Madden
January 21, 2020 - 3:01 pm
New Jersey became the ninth state to prohibit homicide defendants from claiming that panic brought on by a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity could be used a legal defense. Read more here.
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This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo, File
July 02, 2019 - 10:19 am
By David Cray, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, have signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and...
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Cherri Gregg
June 25, 2019 - 2:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department announced a new policy Tuesday that will guide interactions with transgender and non-binary individuals while in police custody. During a press conference at City Hall, city officials explained the new Directive 4.15 , which requires...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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The Please Touch Museum has introduced its new mascot, a purple, fuzzy, wide-eyed creature named Squiggles.
Please Touch Museum
Hadas Kuznits
October 11, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ahead of Family Festival: OutFest on Saturday, the Please Touch Museum is encouraging museum-goers to meet Philadelphia's other mascot — no, not Gritty; the city's other new mascot, Squiggles. And museum CEO Patricia Wellenbach noted that Squiggles, a purplish, fuzzy...
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Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Aug. 6, 2018.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Pennsylvania commission formed by Gov. Tom Wolf has a focus on health, education and expanding protections for LGBTQ communities across the state — the first in the nation to do so. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is tasked with advising the...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 6:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order, creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs — the first in the nation. In a statement, Wolf said the commission was created to remove obstacles for anyone facing an unfair disadvantage based on...
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