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Kevin Hart
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January 04, 2019 - 11:25 am
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is campaigning hard for Kevin Hart to take back his spot hosting this year's Oscars. Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting last month after tweets from 2009-2011 resurfaced with derogatory language referring to gay people and...
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A supporter of Initiative 1631 holds a sign referencing the Nisqually Indian Tribe during a rally supporting the November ballot measure in Washington state that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
November 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending nondiscrimination protections to transgender people, including their use of public bathrooms and...
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Matthew Shepard laid to rest
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October 26, 2018 - 1:29 pm
By Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) -- Matthew Shepard was finally laid to rest Friday at the Washington National Cathedral 20 years after being killed by two men because he was gay. "It's so important that we now have a home for Matt," his father, Dennis Shepard, said at the start of the service. "A home...
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AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File
September 19, 2018 - 9:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department's varied explanations for rejecting the application weren't reasonable, U.S...
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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai, India.
AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
September 06, 2018 - 7:51 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." The 1861 law, a relic of Victorian England that hung on long...
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Samuel Woodward talks to his attorney Edward Munoz before being led out of a court hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.
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September 05, 2018 - 7:34 am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — About six months before he was stabbed to death in what prosecutors call a hate crime, a gay University of Pennsylvania student graphically discussed hopes to have sex with the man now charged in his killing, an investigator said Tuesday. Blaze Bernstein texted a friend...
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Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Aug. 6, 2018.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Pennsylvania commission formed by Gov. Tom Wolf has a focus on health, education and expanding protections for LGBTQ communities across the state — the first in the nation to do so. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is tasked with advising the...
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Entrepreneurs from all over the world came to Philadelphia for the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Business and Leadership Conference Thursday, where they honored a long-time supporter: Martha Stewart.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
August 16, 2018 - 8:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Entrepreneurs from all over the world came to Philadelphia for the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Business and Leadership Conference Thursday, where they honored a long-time supporter: Martha Stewart. Along with this year's theme of LGBT unity,...
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Sharice Davids
Luke Harbur/The Kansas City Star via AP
August 08, 2018 - 4:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday...
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The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing.
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
July 30, 2018 - 7:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing, and the city is working hard to lower that number by focusing on at-risk youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT. Tito Valdes,...
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