LGBTQ

This combination photo shows musicians Kesha, left, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.
AP Photo
March 13, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha wants you to bring as much glitter as possible and sport the brightest colors of the rainbow when she visits Utah in June to headline the LOVELOUD Festival, the LGBTQ+ event founded by Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds. And if you're "skeptical or don't understand the...
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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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Jae C. Hong/AP Photo, File
February 22, 2019 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-...
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Jussie Smollett
Scott Kirkland/Fox/PictureGroup/Sipa USA
February 22, 2019 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire" will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday. The...
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Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago police on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Chicago Police Department
February 21, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record...
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Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Actor Jussie Smollett is under arrest and facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, which claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett's case highlights some serious issues when it comes to...
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Rainbow flag.
Dreamstime
Flashpoint
January 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The possible hate crime against actor Jussie Smollett — the "Empire" star was allegedly beaten and had a noose tied around his neck earlier this week in Chicago — evoked strong reaction from Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. Here is a look at the city’s statistics for...
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The sign of a Chick-fil-A is seen July 26, 2012 in Springfield, Virginia.
Alex Wong/Getty Images
Eric Walter
November 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rider University, a private institution in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, has removed fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from a survey asking students what restaurants they would like on campus, according to the Associated Press. The university said in a Nov. 23 letter from...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has been living up to his progressive reputation, and, he says, his vision is all about equality.
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
November 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has been living up to his progressive reputation, and says his vision is all about equality. Krasner is making some changes and calling out hypocrisy, and says his office is facing down hate and those who stir it up. "I'm...
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Mazzoni Center
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
November 13, 2018 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mazzoni Center, Pennsylvania's largest LGBTQ-focused health, wellness and advocacy organization, has changed its leadership structure after the recent resignation of CEO Lydia Gonzalez Sciarrino and COO Ron Powers. Gonzalez Sciarrino left Monday after a series of...
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