LGBTQ community

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Hadas Kuznits
August 24, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A national survey gave some of Philadelphia’s finest hospital some strong grades for not only their policies but the treatment of members of the LGBTQ community. The Human Rights Campaign has now released their 2019 Healthcare Equality Index. "So, the Healthcare...
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Justin Udo
June 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pride flag is flying high just about everywhere you look, and its being used by a number of corporations. However, did you know that there are resources you can use to find out just where those companies stand when it comes to LGBTQ issues? June, also known as...
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Philadelphia's annual pride parade and festival is back and its bigger than ever this year.
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Antionette Lee
June 09, 2019 - 1:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's annual Pride Parade and Festival is back — and it's bigger than ever. Thousands lined Philadelphia's streets from the heart of the Gayborhood to Penn's Landing, waving their pride flags, screaming and cheering as the colorful floats passed by. This year...
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Hadas Kuznits
May 18, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW HOPE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It was a shoulder-to-shoulder standing room only crowd for New Hope’s annual gay pride parade. Megan Ruhmel, vice president of the northeast Pride chapter described Saturday as, “So much color, so much energy, so much love.” Mark Machiesky of Bucks County says he...
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GLSEN Philly
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Andrew Kramer
April 13, 2019 - 8:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A major step to make sure schools in Philadelphia are LGBTQ-inclusive has arrived. The education organization GLSEN officially launched GLSEN Philly on Friday. "GLSEN Philly aims to support all LGBTQ students to ensure they are receiving the support they need to...
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Jussie Smollett
AP via CNN
February 23, 2019 - 1:34 pm
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) -- The sequence of events reads like the plot of a television show: A man stages his own attack and rehearses it beforehand, making sure there's a surveillance camera nearby to record it. But prosecutors say it really happened. They allege "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett...
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Classroom
David Madden
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey public schools will join their counterparts in California in requiring that history classes include contributions made by LGBTQ people. A new law means some major changes in the Garden State. Supporters of the new law say it’ll give young people a fuller...
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Philly responds to Trump Administration's attempt to redefine gender
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Cherri Gregg
October 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The City of Philadelphia, the LGBTQ community and trans allies are responding strongly in opposition to the Trump administration's attempt to redefine gender. If approved, it would limit gender to an unchangeable condition defined at birth. Transgender woman and...
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Andrew Garfield accepts the award for best leading actor in a play for "Angels in America" at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York.
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June 11, 2018 - 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane won Tony Awards on Sunday for their work in "Angels in America," while the shimmering, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" began to pull away with four awards. Garfield, who won his first Tony, plays a young gay man living with AIDS in the sprawling,...
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