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Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2020 - 1:30 pm
The School District of Philadelphia is investigating a series of racist social media posts by students at two of the city's top magnet high schools. Read more here.
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Mark Zwanger and Malcolm Kram
Thomas Jefferson University
Lynne Adkins
June 29, 2020 - 10:32 am
A Philadelphia couple has funded the first LGBTQ scholarship at Thomas Jefferson University, in honor of their parents, who the men say always supported their dreams of pursuing careers in medicine and finding personal happiness. Read more here.
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Tariem A. Burroughs at Philly Queer March for Black Lives
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Shara Dae Howard
June 22, 2020 - 10:00 pm
After nearly a month of civil unrest across the nation, demonstrations are raging on in Philadelphia. Sunday’s Philly Queer March for Black Lives shined a light on the Black voices of the LGBTQ community. Read more here.
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Parade-goers carrying rainbow flags walk down a street during the LBGTQ Pride march in New York, June 30, 2019.
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AP News
June 17, 2020 - 9:43 am
Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination. Republicans — not so much. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department
Tim Jimenez
June 17, 2020 - 8:32 am
Sources say police have issued an arrest warrant for the man suspected of the murder last week of 27-year-old Dominique Fells, and they think he may be in Atlanta. Read more here.
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Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells
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Kristen Johanson
June 16, 2020 - 3:49 pm
An arrest warrant has been issued in the murder of a transgender woman last week after cr ime scene officers spent part of Tuesday afternoon combing through a house in West Philadelphia that sources say is connected to the murder. Read the latest here.
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Cherri Gregg
June 15, 2020 - 2:10 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace. Philadelphia LGBT rights activists say it's a significant moment — and there's still much more work to do before full equality is achieved. Read more here.
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Eldis Sula
June 15, 2020 - 10:38 am
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for employers to fire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Protesters at Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia called for an end to police in schools, as well as slashing police funding.
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Kimberly Adams
June 15, 2020 - 8:51 am
The ongoing protests of George Floyd's death have prompted conversations about how to eliminate systemic racism. Read more here.
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Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells
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Cherri Gregg
June 12, 2020 - 3:56 pm
As tens of thousands across the country protest against racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd, a Black transgender woman was found brutally murdered in Philadelphia. Read more here.
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