LGBTQ

Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Aug. 6, 2018.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
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.
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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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Gov. Tom Wolf
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 6:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order, creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs — the first in the nation. In a statement, Wolf said the commission was created to remove obstacles for anyone facing an unfair disadvantage based on...
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The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing.
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
July 30, 2018 - 7:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing, and the city is working hard to lower that number by focusing on at-risk youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT. Tito Valdes,...
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People take part in the 2018 Toronto Pride Parade
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Justin Udo
June 25, 2018 - 12:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Artist Gilbert Baker considered himself the "gay Betsy Ross," according to Michelle Millar Fisher. In 1978, Baker hand-dyed and stitched the two original eight-striped rainbow flags — the six-striped version is the primary usage today — for the Gay and Lesbian Freedom...
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Mayor Jim Kenney signed two bills Wednesday removing gender language from two key city tax laws.
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Mark Abrams
June 20, 2018 - 6:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney signed two bills Wednesday removing gender language from two key city tax laws. The mayor's signature on the two bills eliminates the designation of "husband" and "wife" or "widow" or "widower" and replaces them with the gender-neutral term, "spouse...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Cherri Gregg
May 31, 2018 - 10:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As we enter the beginning of June, the calendar also marks the first day of Pride Month in Philadelphia. To celebrate the LGBTQ community, the city has planned a number of events. The annual celebration will kick off at 5 p.m. on June 7 with the raising of the LGBT...
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Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs
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Cherri Gregg
May 30, 2018 - 8:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia made history Tuesday night with its first ever LGBT State of the Union at the Kimmel Center. The event comes more than a year after protests calling out racism in Gayborhood nightclubs. "There is nothing greater in this nation that striving for the...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
May 21, 2018 - 10:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's been four years since same sex marriage became legal in Pennsylvania, but the effort to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community is still ongoing. A 2014 US district court ruling cleared the way for same sex marriage in Pennsylvania and instantly became...
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