Philly Pride

Video image of teenagers suspected of attacking 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz
Philadelphia Police Department
Dan Wing
June 13, 2019 - 8:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are looking for a group of teenagers behind the vicious beating of a man in Old City early Monday morning. Police say 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz had just wrapped up what was otherwise a great Pride Weekend. He was walking on Chestnut Street between...
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Philly Pride and Transgender flags
Office of Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman/Twitter
Justin Udo
June 10, 2019 - 3:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time ever, the Philly Pride and Transgender flags are flying high above the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced Monday he is flying the flags from the balcony of his office in the Capitol building for the...
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Philly Pride float
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
June 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The finishing touches are being made on Philadelphia’s pride float at Cherry Street Pier, titled, "Philadelphia Pioneers On The Road To Stonewall." Philadelphia’s pride float marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that started the LGBTQ movement. “Liberty...
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ReeAnna Segin
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
June 20, 2018 - 6:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The transgender woman arrested for burning a flag during the Philadelphia Pride Parade last week spoke out Wednesday at a protest outside City Hall. She claims her treatment by police and prison officials was inhumane. Activists say they do not want any police at the...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Kristen Johanson
June 07, 2018 - 8:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Someone has stolen t-shirts which were being sold to raise money for AIDS charities in and around Philadelphia. Investigators say a man with a backpack walked into the Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni's Room, located at 12th and Pine streets, on Tuesday around 3 p.m.,...
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Amber Hikes, executive director of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs
Cherri Gregg-KYW Newsradio
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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