LGBTQ

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).
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
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
Credit: Pat Loeb
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.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
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
Project HOME
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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Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Aug. 6, 2018.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Pennsylvania commission formed by Gov. Tom Wolf has a focus on health, education and expanding protections for LGBTQ communities across the state — the first in the nation to do so. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is tasked with advising the...
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Entrepreneurs from all over the world came to Philadelphia for the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Business and Leadership Conference Thursday, where they honored a long-time supporter: Martha Stewart.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
August 16, 2018 - 8:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Entrepreneurs from all over the world came to Philadelphia for the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Business and Leadership Conference Thursday, where they honored a long-time supporter: Martha Stewart. Along with this year's theme of LGBT unity,...
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Sharice Davids
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August 08, 2018 - 4:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday...
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