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Pat Loeb
February 06, 2020 - 2:02 pm
Philadelphia won a big victory on Thursday in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court upheld the city's wage equity law, which had been challenged by the Chamber of Commerce. The city says it will begin enforcing the law as quickly as possible. Read more here.
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Celena Morrison
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Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2020 - 9:30 am
The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs has a new, history-making executive director. Mayor Jim Kenney's appointee, Celena Morrison, is the first transgender woman of color to step into the role. Read more here.
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Kim Glovas
October 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm
A top-ranking Comcast executive, who is also in charge of LGBTQ outreach for the company, is suing his employer because he claims he was discriminated against and faced retaliation for being gay. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
September 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
The Public Interest Law Center has filed complaints against a number of Philadelphia landlords who they say are discriminating against potential tenants based on their source of income, which is against city law.
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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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St. Josephs University students pack a room to talk about race and bias.
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Cherri Gregg
December 05, 2018 - 8:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at St. Joseph's University held a forum on race this week after news broke that a racial slur was left on the dorm room door of two African-American students. The students say the university botched the situation. Asked if she feels safe, Saint Joseph's...
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