LGBT

Samples of COVID-19
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Cherri Gregg
May 15, 2020 - 10:58 am
Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvania will now include LGBT-specific information as part of its COVID-19 data collection. The move comes just as the LGBT-focused Mazzoni Center adds coronavirus testing to its roster of health services.
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Food distribution
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Shara Dae Howard
May 04, 2020 - 11:28 am
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the Sappho and LaRoyce Foundation , a small but mighty nonprofit, has jumped into action to tend to the immediate needs of struggling veterans and families in Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Blood donation
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Hadas Kuznits
April 03, 2020 - 12:23 pm
The FDA has changed its decades-long restriction on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, due to the pressing need amid the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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Gloria Casarez
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Kim Glovas
March 16, 2020 - 1:41 pm
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved a new historical marker to honor Philadelphia political activist Gloria Casarez. Read more here.
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Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a speech to supporters on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in South Bend, Ind.
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AP News
March 02, 2020 - 6:18 am
He opened February by sharing victory with one of the Democratic Party's best-known figures and ended it with a humbling defeat at the hands of another. Yet Pete Buttigieg's unlikely path over the last 30 days exceeded virtually everyone's expectations of his presidential ambitions, except perhaps...
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Philadelphia Police Academy
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Kristen Johanson
February 28, 2020 - 4:06 pm
The first openly transgender recruit graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy Friday, hoping to set a precedent of acceptance and open the door for future officers. Read more here.
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Celena Morrison
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Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2020 - 9:30 am
The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs has a new, history-making executive director. Mayor Jim Kenney's appointee, Celena Morrison, is the first transgender woman of color to step into the role. Read more here.
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religious leaders pray with President Donald Trump after he signed a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 9:10 am
White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on how the government should act on two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll of Americans from various faith backgrounds. Read more here.
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The Hallmark Channel says it will reinstate same-sex marriage commercials that it had pulled from the network.
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AP News
December 16, 2019 - 8:36 am
The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a "wrong decision," said Sunday it will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group. Read more here.
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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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