LGBTQ

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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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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
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.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
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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Philadelphia Black Pride kicks off Friday, and thousands of LGBTQ people of color will be in the city for a weekend of events as the organization celebrates a major milestone.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
April 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Black Pride kicks off Friday, and thousands of LGBTQ people of color will be in the city for a weekend of events as the organization celebrates a major milestone. In it's 20th year, Philadelphia Black Pride is everything black and LGBTQ. "The community...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Philadelphia is within its right to require contractors — including Catholic Social Services, or CSS, an arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — to abide by its non-discrimination policies. The ruling upholds the city...
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United States Supreme Court Building, Washington, DC
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David Madden
April 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
MONTCLAIR, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- The highest court in the land has declined to look at an action that sought to overturn a New Jersey law that bans what’s commonly known as gay conversion therapy. The prohibition took effect 6 years ago, but a group known as Liberty Counsel argued that the state...
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"A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo"
Chronicle Books via AP
April 08, 2019 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence. "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," in which the Pence's family bunny turns out to be gay, was among the books...
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Attorney General William Barr
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
April 05, 2019 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General William Barr ordered the FBI and the Bureau of Prisons to investigate allegations of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees, he said in a letter released Friday. The announcement came in response to concerns from DOJ Pride, a...
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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Queen Saleha ride in a royal chariot during a procession to mark his golden jubilee of accession to the throne in Bandar Seri Begawan.
Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
March 31, 2019 - 9:52 am
By AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN (CNN) - - A law goes into effect Wednesday in Brunei that will punish adultery and homosexual sex with death. Anyone found guilty of the offenses will be stoned to death, according to a new penal code based on Sharia law, an Islamic legal system that outlines strict...
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An indoor play area and a two-lane drive-thru are among the features at Chick-fil-A in Simi Valley. The restaurant will open on Feb. 21.
Lisa Mckinnon/ The Star via USA Today
March 23, 2019 - 10:54 am
By Kate Gibson Seven years after CEO Dan Cathy voiced support for "the biblical definition of the family unit," Chick-fil-A is again on the defensive against claims the fast-food chain has an anti-LGBTQ agenda. The chicken chain is not being allowed to open up shop in San Antonio International...
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