LGBTQ

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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Flashpoint
January 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
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. Read more here.
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The sign of a Chick-fil-A is seen July 26, 2012 in Springfield, Virginia.
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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.
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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
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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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LGBTQ youth are at a higher risk of being bullied than their heterosexual counterparts.
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Shara Dae Howard
October 29, 2018 - 8:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — LGBTQ youth are at a higher risk of being bullied than their heterosexual counterparts. As one staff member at a local youth center told KYW Newsradio, he says he especially understands the youth walking through his office doors. Donald Jackson with the Attic Youth...
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The Attic Youth Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary serving Philadelphia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth.
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Shara Dae Howard
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Attic Youth Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary serving Philadelphia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth. For a quarter of a century, the Attic Youth Center has served more than 20,000 LGBTQ youth in the area and Executive Director and...
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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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