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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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People hold signs and flags at a rally
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October 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm
By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) -- The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. "Setting a destructive precedent, the Trump-Pence...
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City Hall celebrated love Thursday with a handful of LGBTQ marriages and vow renewals led by Mayor Jim Kenney.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Hall celebrated love Thursday with a handful of LGBTQ marriages and vow renewals led by Mayor Jim Kenney. Mark Jerde and Neal Orzeck celebrated National Coming Out Day with a 10-year marriage vow renewal officiated by Judges Ann M. Butchart, Daniel J. Anders and...
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Doctor helps patient get a mammogram
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Shara Dae Howard
October 07, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a growing disparity between the LGBTQ community and other groups when it comes to cancer. But breast surgeon oncologist Dr. Monique Gary explained that members of the LGBTQ community are at a greater risk than others, and there are a multitude of factors...
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The Philadelphia Police Department also had a booth during OutFest, representing the Gay Offices Action League (GOAL).
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Kristen Johanson
October 07, 2018 - 3:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of LGBTQ businesses, nonprofits and corporations lined the streets around 12th and Locust in Philadelphia for Outfest, the world's largest National Coming Out Day celebration, Sunday. National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, marks more than three decades since an...
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Love Park statue
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Rachel Kurland
October 03, 2018 - 8:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for somewhere to get married within the next week? Look no further. The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs — in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Office of the City Representative — is looking for LGBTQ+...
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A new historic marker on Monday commemorating a 1965 lunch counter sit-in for LGBTQ rights.
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Pat Loeb
October 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Equality Forum dedicated a new historic marker on Monday commemorating a 1965 lunch counter sit-in for LGBTQ rights. The protest at a Center City deli is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. The gay men's choir helped celebrate the...
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Gloria Casarez Residence, 8th and Thompson streets, Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
August 22, 2018 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Project HOME is using a new lottery system to lease its new 30-unit subsidized housing development, set to open this winter. The line that formed last summer, a day before Project HOME started accepting applications for its last development, was a stark illustration...
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