LGBTQ

Matthew Shepard
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CNN
December 04, 2019 - 11:45 am
Matthew Shepard died in 1998 after one of the most notorious and brutal anti-gay crimes in the US. Two decades later, he is being honored through a memorial plaque installed at the Washington National Cathedral. Read more here.
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Transgender pride flag
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John McDevitt
November 20, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Cities around the world, including Philadelphia, are acknowleding Transgender Day of Remembrance. Mayor Jim Kenney was among several dignitaries who spoke outside City Hall Wednesday, drawing attention to violence endured by trans people. Read more here.
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Chick-fil-A
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AP News
November 19, 2019 - 8:21 am
Chick-fil-A is ending donations to three groups that oppose gay marriage in an effort to halt protests and broaden its customer base. Read more here.
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Judy Shepard at Anti-Defamation League youth conference in Philadelphia.
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John McDevitt
November 12, 2019 - 9:40 pm
The Anti-Defamation League holds a youth conference every year to help high school students take the lead in combating hatred in their own communities, including combating hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Read more here.
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This image released by FX shows Billy Porter in a scene from "Pose."
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AP News
November 07, 2019 - 11:16 am
"Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD.
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Left: Ella Stevens and Whimsy Mark-Ockerbloom; right: an image from the book
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Antionette Lee
November 07, 2019 - 7:33 am
Ella Stevens and Whimsy Mark-Ockerbloom are two teens with a big sense of humor, but they’ve accomplished something pretty serious that could have a positive impact for many people who are gender nonbinary — meaning people who don’t identify as male or female.
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Comcast Center
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Kim Glovas
October 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm
A top-ranking Comcast executive, who is also in charge of LGBTQ outreach for the company, is suing his employer because he claims he was discriminated against and faced retaliation for being gay. Read more here.
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OutFest
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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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