LGBTQ

Tim McLaughlin
June 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the hub of the LGBT rights movement. That's thanks in large part to the work of one trailblazing activist. Frank Kameny is often described as the father of the LGBT rights movement, but as he said in a 2009 interview...
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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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Philly Pride float
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Hadas Kuznits
June 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The finishing touches are being made on Philadelphia’s pride float at Cherry Street Pier, titled, "Philadelphia Pioneers On The Road To Stonewall." Philadelphia’s pride float marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that started the LGBTQ movement. “Liberty...
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On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Commissioner James O'Neill apologized for the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn, which catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo, File
June 06, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 50 years after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement, New York's police commissioner apologized Tuesday for what his department did. "The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple," Commissioner James O'Neill said during a...
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June is LGBT Pride month, and as part of its observance, ride share company Lyft has announced a new feature which lets passengers and drivers specify their preferred pronouns.
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June 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm
By AJ Willingham, CNN (CNN) - - June is LGBT Pride month, and as part of its observance, ride share company Lyft has announced a new feature which lets drivers and passengers specify their preferred pronouns. In the app, passengers can access the option in their profile settings, and select from "...
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Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's LGBTQ affairs.
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Andrew Kramer
June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's happening in Philadelphia's LGBTQ community? For the second year in a row, a State of the Union was held in Center City Monday night to answer that question. Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's LGBTQ affairs, put this event together. "It's an...
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Dozens of people cheer and dance as they take part in the Namibian Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual (LGBT) community pride Parade in the streets of the Namibian Capitol on July 29, 2017 in Windhoek.
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May 24, 2019 - 11:06 am
By Stephanie Busari, Farai Sevenzo and Lilian Leposo, CNN (CNN) -- In a blow to the LGBTQI movement in Africa, Kenya's High Court ruled Friday that a colonial-era law banning same-sex relations should remain in place. Same-sex relations have been banned since the British colonized Kenya in the late...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo, File
May 22, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Tom Odula, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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The Gloria Casarez Residence Apartments is the first permanent LGBTQ-friendly young adult residence in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Paul Kurtz
May 14, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Project HOME, the Philadelphia nonprofit that helps the homeless, held a grand opening Tuesday of a four-story building that provides housing for a specific group of people. Supporters and funders of the Gloria Casarez Residence Apartments on Eighth Street near Girard...
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