LGBT

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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Marchers hold letters spelling out "PRIDE" in balloons during the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade in Chicago, Ill. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Alexandra Wimley/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA
July 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
By Mike TeSelle DIXON, Calif. ( KCRA ) -- Protesters are expected to converge outside Dixon's city hall for the first council meeting since the town's vice mayor made comments in a local newspaper describing gay and lesbian individuals as fairies. "I'm embarrassed and ashamed of him and hope our...
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In this Oct. 14, 2005, file photo, Hollywood icon Tab Hunter answers questions from the crowd during a book signing in New York for his memoir, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star."
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File
July 09, 2018 - 11:21 am
By Shawn Marsh, Associated Press Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees!" and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and...
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In this picture taken Sunday, June 24, 2018, Andrei, who uses the stage name Star Vasha, applies make up before performing at a gay club during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
June 29, 2018 - 10:53 am
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While World Cup fans pack the St. Petersburg Stadium fantasizing of soccer victory, Pyotr Voskresensky and fellow gay rights activists follow the matches in a quiet gallery across town decorated with beanbags and astroturf. They...
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ReeAnna Segin of Woodbine, New Jersey
Philadelphia Police Department
Molly Daly
June 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A young woman from New Jersey was arrested Sunday after police say she tried to set fire to a " thin blue line " American-style flag in the crowd at the Philadelphia Pride Parade. It happened just after noon on Sunday at 12th and Locust streets. Police identified...
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Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips
AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File
Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2018 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Cherri Gregg
May 31, 2018 - 10:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As we enter the beginning of June, the calendar also marks the first day of Pride Month in Philadelphia. To celebrate the LGBTQ community, the city has planned a number of events. The annual celebration will kick off at 5 p.m. on June 7 with the raising of the LGBT...
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Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs
Cherri Gregg-KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 30, 2018 - 8:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia made history Tuesday night with its first ever LGBT State of the Union at the Kimmel Center. The event comes more than a year after protests calling out racism in Gayborhood nightclubs. "There is nothing greater in this nation that striving for the...
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A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
May 27, 2018 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two...
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