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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.
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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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"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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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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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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Jussie Smollett
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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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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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