LGBTQ

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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Amber Hikes
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Cherri Gregg
June 25, 2019 - 2:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department announced a new policy Tuesday that will guide interactions with transgender and non-binary individuals while in police custody. During a press conference at City Hall, city officials explained the new Directive 4.15 , which requires...
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Marchers are shown at the 2015 Philadelphia Trans March.
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Tim McLaughlin
June 21, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Stonewall uprising is a source of inspiration for the modern transgender right movement. Some accounts of the riots say that trans women led the resistance against police. For a long time their stories weren't well known, but that's beginning to change. Tim...
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1972 Philadelphia Gay Pride march
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Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Stonewall riots represented a shift in the gay liberation movement, people of color within the community also had to battle racism. Their LGBT identity, oftentimes, had to take a back seat. Blackness vs. gayness "Here in Philadelphia, we had our own things...
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Gay Hell, Michigan
Courtesy Elijah Daniel
June 18, 2019 - 1:36 pm
By Hollie Silverman, CNN (CNN) -- Youtuber Elijah Daniel has pulled a lot of stunts since he started creating content, but his latest act as Mayor of Hell has a lot of people talking. Daniel purchased Hell, Michigan, for Pride Month and used the opportunity to rename the town Gay Hell. Gay Hell,...
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