LGBT

Transgender pride flag
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John McDevitt
November 20, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Cities around the world, including Philadelphia, are acknowleding Transgender Day of Remembrance. Mayor Jim Kenney was among several dignitaries who spoke outside City Hall Wednesday, drawing attention to violence endured by trans people. Read more here.
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Left: Ella Stevens and Whimsy Mark-Ockerbloom; right: an image from the book
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Antionette Lee
November 07, 2019 - 7:33 am
Ella Stevens and Whimsy Mark-Ockerbloom are two teens with a big sense of humor, but they’ve accomplished something pretty serious that could have a positive impact for many people who are gender nonbinary — meaning people who don’t identify as male or female.
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Comcast Center
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Kim Glovas
October 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm
A top-ranking Comcast executive, who is also in charge of LGBTQ outreach for the company, is suing his employer because he claims he was discriminated against and faced retaliation for being gay. Read more here.
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OutFest
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AP News
October 14, 2019 - 9:43 am
National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. Read more here.
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Ed Seiders
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Tim Jimenez
October 11, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Friday is National Coming Out Day, and a Montgomery County man shared his story with KYW Newsradio about coming out as gay to his friends and family — including his wife and son.
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Protestors and supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019 in Washington as the justices hear three challenges from New York, Michigan and Georgia involving workers who claim they were fired because they were gay or transgender.
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Cherri Gregg
October 08, 2019 - 2:13 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday morning over whether the Civil Rights Act's prohibition on sex discrimination extends to LGBT people. Arguments were heard for two separate cases — one involving two men fired by employers who learned they were gay and another involving a...
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From left: cast members Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wyatt Oleff, Jaeden Martell, Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "It: Chapter 2," at the Regency Village Theatre.
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AP News
September 04, 2019 - 12:30 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Moviegoers from Maine who watch the film "It: Chapter Two" this weekend might recognize a scene that draws on a painful event from the state's history. The scene involves a gay character named Adrian Mellon being attacked by teenagers and his subsequent encounter with Pennywise...
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A couple hold hands wrapped in a rainbow flag during a pride march in Marikina City, east of Manila on June 30, 2018.
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CNN
September 04, 2019 - 7:52 am
The Philippines' highest court has dismissed a petition to allow same-sex marriage, ruling that the applicant doesn't have a partner and therefore can't claim to be a victim of existing laws.
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In Aug. 2, 2019, photo, Hadi Shakuur, CEO and founder of Muzbnb, a home-sharing site for Muslims, poses for a photograph in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
AP News
September 03, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By See-Ann Durbin, AP Business Writer Every few months, social media lights up with a story or viral video about discrimination in home-sharing: A host kicks out a black guest or cancels a gay couple's booking or doesn't respond to a Muslim woman's inquiry. The dominant brands — Airbnb, Booking.com...
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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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