LGBT

Mark Segal reminisces about the night of the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
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Tim McLaughlin
June 17, 2019 - 10:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Growing up in a housing project in 1960s South Philadelphia, Mark Segal didn't see anyone like him. "There was nothing on TV, because we were invisible," Segal says. "No TV personalities, no mentions of us on TV. Radio talk shows were not allowed to talk about us." So...
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Dewey's at 17th and Chancellor in Philadelphia, c. 1965
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Pat Loeb
June 14, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the scene of what local historians believe was the first successful protest for LGBTQ rights. Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio On April 25, 1965, protesters staged a sit-in at an all-night hamburger restaurant called...
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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
For the first time ever, the Philly Pride and Transgender flags are flying high above the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Read more here.
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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
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. Read more here.
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