LGBTQ

Gloria Casarez
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Kim Glovas
March 16, 2020 - 1:41 pm
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved a new historical marker to honor Philadelphia political activist Gloria Casarez. Read more here.
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Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a speech to supporters on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in South Bend, Ind.
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AP News
March 02, 2020 - 6:18 am
He opened February by sharing victory with one of the Democratic Party's best-known figures and ended it with a humbling defeat at the hands of another. Yet Pete Buttigieg's unlikely path over the last 30 days exceeded virtually everyone's expectations of his presidential ambitions, except perhaps...
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Philadelphia Police Academy
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Kristen Johanson
February 28, 2020 - 4:06 pm
The first openly transgender recruit graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy Friday, hoping to set a precedent of acceptance and open the door for future officers. Read more here.
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The Supreme Court in Washington.
Mark Tenally/AP Photo
AP News
February 24, 2020 - 6:55 pm
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won't place foster children with same-sex couples, a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court. Read more here.
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Harvard Medical School student Aliya Feroe, of Minneapolis, Minn., poses for a photograph on the school's campus, in Boston on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.
Steven Senne/AP Photo
AP News
February 20, 2020 - 11:34 am
Ask any LGBTQ patient about awkward doctor visits and chances are they'll have a story to tell. When being heterosexual is presumed even in doctors' offices, those who identify otherwise can feel marginalized and less likely to seek medical care, contributing to health problems that include high...
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Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin at the New York Hilton in 1970
Ron Frehm/AP Photo, File
AP News
February 05, 2020 - 10:48 am
California's governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Read more here.
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Celena Morrison
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Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2020 - 9:30 am
The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs has a new, history-making executive director. Mayor Jim Kenney's appointee, Celena Morrison, is the first transgender woman of color to step into the role. Read more here.
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Flags at New York City Pride Parade.
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David Madden
January 21, 2020 - 3:01 pm
New Jersey became the ninth state to prohibit homicide defendants from claiming that panic brought on by a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity could be used a legal defense. Read more here.
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Matthew Shepard
Courtesy Matthew Shepard Foundation
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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