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Skipper and Ping, a male king penguin couple, have adopted an egg at Zoo Berlin.
Zoo Berlin via CNN
August 14, 2019 - 9:38 am
By Scottie Andrew, CNN (CNN) -- After fruitless attempts to hatch stones and fish, a gay penguin couple at a German zoo may finally be able to parent a chick of their own. Zoo Berlin officials announced that two of its male king penguins, Skipper and Ping, have eagerly adopted an egg. It'll be the...
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Underwear brand Victoria's Secret has hired Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio -- the company's first openly transgender model -- Sampaio's agent has confirmed.
Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images
August 05, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Amy Woodyatt, CNN (CNN) -- Underwear brand Victoria's Secret has hired Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio -- the company's first openly transgender model -- Sampaio's agent has confirmed. The Brazilian model posted an image of herself to her Instagram account on Thursday, tagging a Victoria's Secret...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Jim Melwert
July 17, 2019 - 1:15 pm
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents are planning protests after the mayor of Reading decided at the last minute that the rainbow flag that represents the LGBTQ community could not fly over City Hall during this week's Pride celebration. The flag was going to fly over Reading City Hall from...
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the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs is hosting its annual convention in Philadelphia.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2019 - 2:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of dancers are gathering in Philadelphia this week for the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs annual convention . It's the first time convention has been in Philadelphia. About 800 people from as far away as Japan and Germany are taking part...
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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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Part of the NYC Pride March moves past the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village.
Theo Wargo/Getty images
Antionette Lee
July 01, 2019 - 7:50 am
NEW YORK (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of thousands of people carried signs, banners and balloons in New York City's annual Pride March on Sunday, a celebration this year of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which many consider to be the spark that ignited a nationwide LGBTQ rights movement...
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Elton John
Ian Gavan/Getty Images via CNN
June 29, 2019 - 2:32 pm
By Christina Maxouris (CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the latest round Satuday in a tiff with Elton John over gay rights. "Somebody came up with this idea of five or six genders," Putin said at a G20 news conference in Japan. "I don't even understand what they mean." The war of words...
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Supreme Court.
Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
June 28, 2019 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years after the Stonewall riots galvanized a national movement for LGBT rights, the battle is still being fought in the courts, with one major case headed to the nation's highest court this fall, and two local cases not far behind. The U.S. Supreme Court will...
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Philadelphia police officers marched in uniform in the 2019 Philadelphia Pride Parade.
Philadelphia Police Department
Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legend has it, transgender women of color started the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1968, in protest against New York City police harassment. Almost 50 years to the day, Philadelphia police rolled out one of the most progressive policies in the country for treatment of...
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