LGBT

Detail of the "Pride and Progress" mural by Ann Northrup, covering the west wall of the William Way Center LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia
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Eric Walter
June 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Presented here is a timeline of 50 moments in American LGBT history that came before and after the Stonewall uprising. That signature event, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when members of New York City's queer community resisted a police raid at a...
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Kay Tobin-Lahusen holds a photograph she took of her partner and fellow activist Barbara Gittings.
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Ian Bush
June 12, 2019 - 7:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the 1960s, as gays and lesbians sought to build community, a Philadelphia-area couple put their multimedia talents behind a "social network" of sorts. The women became important figures in what would become the LGBT rights movement. Long before Internet forums and...
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Justin Udo
June 11, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Banning books is nothing new, but a recent study shows one genre is targeted more than others. LGBTQ books make up more than half of the 11 most banned books in the United States, according to the American Library Association. "I think it's a type of bigotry and...
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Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana, Tuesday June 11, 2019.
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June 11, 2019 - 11:26 am
By Cara Anna, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison. Jubilant...
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Hadas Kuznits
June 11, 2019 - 10:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Michelle Kott has worked her way to the top of a predominantly male industry. At 37, she is the first-ever female captain of the City of Bethlehem Police Department. Before that, she was "the first female lieutenant in our department's history as well." But she didn’t...
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Philly Pride and Transgender flags
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Justin Udo
June 10, 2019 - 3:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time ever, the Philly Pride and Transgender flags are flying high above the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced Monday he is flying the flags from the balcony of his office in the Capitol building for the...
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Tim McLaughlin
June 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the hub of the LGBT rights movement. That's thanks in large part to the work of one trailblazing activist. Frank Kameny is often described as the father of the LGBT rights movement, but as he said in a 2009 interview...
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Philly Pride float
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Hadas Kuznits
June 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The finishing touches are being made on Philadelphia’s pride float at Cherry Street Pier, titled, "Philadelphia Pioneers On The Road To Stonewall." Philadelphia’s pride float marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that started the LGBTQ movement. “Liberty...
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Dozens of people cheer and dance as they take part in the Namibian Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual (LGBT) community pride Parade in the streets of the Namibian Capitol on July 29, 2017 in Windhoek.
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May 24, 2019 - 11:06 am
By Stephanie Busari, Farai Sevenzo and Lilian Leposo, CNN (CNN) -- In a blow to the LGBTQI movement in Africa, Kenya's High Court ruled Friday that a colonial-era law banning same-sex relations should remain in place. Same-sex relations have been banned since the British colonized Kenya in the late...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo, File
May 22, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Tom Odula, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani...
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