LGBTQ

OutFest
Jeff McMillan/AP
AP News
October 14, 2019 - 9:43 am
National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. Read more here.
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People wait in line with hundreds of others for the chance to attend arguments outside the U.S. Supreme Court building at the start of the court's new term October 07, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Cherri Gregg
October 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday over whether federal law protects workers from being fired for being gay or transgender.
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From left: cast members Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wyatt Oleff, Jaeden Martell, Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "It: Chapter 2," at the Regency Village Theatre.
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AP News
September 04, 2019 - 12:30 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Moviegoers from Maine who watch the film "It: Chapter Two" this weekend might recognize a scene that draws on a painful event from the state's history. The scene involves a gay character named Adrian Mellon being attacked by teenagers and his subsequent encounter with Pennywise...
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David Madden
August 29, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears a transgender woman allegedly held in men’s prisons in New Jersey for more than a year will be moved to the state’s women’s prison next month, according to lawyers working on the woman’s behalf. The inmate, identified in a state lawsuit under the pseudonym...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Jim Melwert
July 17, 2019 - 1:15 pm
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents are planning protests after the mayor of Reading decided at the last minute that the rainbow flag that represents the LGBTQ community could not fly over City Hall during this week's Pride celebration. The flag was going to fly over Reading City Hall from...
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Prison cell
David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is changing the rules for prison inmates to be held in solitary confinement. The Corrections Department made changes under an order from Gov. Phil Murphy, who has now approved a bill that makes those rules the law of the land. "It makes New Jersey a leader...
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the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs is hosting its annual convention in Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2019 - 2:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of dancers are gathering in Philadelphia this week for the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs annual convention . It's the first time convention has been in Philadelphia. About 800 people from as far away as Japan and Germany are taking part...
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This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo, File
July 02, 2019 - 10:19 am
By David Cray, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, have signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and...
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Part of the NYC Pride March moves past the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village.
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Antionette Lee
July 01, 2019 - 7:50 am
NEW YORK (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of thousands of people carried signs, banners and balloons in New York City's annual Pride March on Sunday, a celebration this year of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which many consider to be the spark that ignited a nationwide LGBTQ rights movement...
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Supreme Court.
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Kristen Johanson
June 28, 2019 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years after the Stonewall riots galvanized a national movement for LGBT rights, the battle is still being fought in the courts, with one major case headed to the nation's highest court this fall, and two local cases not far behind. The U.S. Supreme Court will...
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