LGBTQ

Mayor Jim Kenney signed two bills Wednesday removing gender language from two key city tax laws.
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
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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Mazzoni Center Coordinator Terrell Green
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
May 04, 2018 - 8:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mazzoni Center in Center City is taking its mobile solution on the road for communities experiencing a growth in cases of HIV. The LGBTQ center coordinated a mobile testing unit via a RV, which is driven to at-risk communities to provide HIV and AIDS education,...
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City Hall
Cherri Gregg
March 30, 2018 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- The City of Philadelphia has declared March 31 “Transgender Visibility Day.” The city raised a flag Thursday to celebrate one of the world’s most vulnerable communities. “It’s about being seen, being out, celebrating,” said Evan Thornburg, deputy director of the...
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