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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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AP News
February 12, 2020 - 12:44 pm
A Pennsylvania court this week will consider a legal challenge by three transgender women to a two-decade-old state law that prohibits people who have committed serious felonies from ever changing their names. Read more here.
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Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin at the New York Hilton in 1970
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AP News
February 05, 2020 - 10:48 am
California's governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. 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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religious leaders pray with President Donald Trump after he signed a proclamation for a national day of prayer to occur on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 9:10 am
White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on how the government should act on two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll of Americans from various faith backgrounds. Read more here.
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In this Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, author J.K. Rowling attends the HBO Documentary Films premiere of "Finding the Way Home" in New York.
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AP News
December 19, 2019 - 4:15 pm
J.K. Rowling is facing widespread criticism from the transgender community and other activists after tweeting support for a researcher who lost her job for stating that people cannot change their biological sex.
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Transgender pride flag
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John McDevitt
November 20, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Cities around the world, including Philadelphia, are acknowleding Transgender Day of Remembrance. Mayor Jim Kenney was among several dignitaries who spoke outside City Hall Wednesday, drawing attention to violence endured by trans people. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney, flanked by 10-yuear-old Itzela and Councilmember-at-Large Helen Gym, signs bills intended to protect transgender and gender nonbinary youth.
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Justin Udo
October 31, 2019 - 12:25 pm
Philadelphia is taking a major step toward protecting the rights, and promoting the fair treatment, of transgender and non-binary youth. Mayor Jim Kenney signed three bills on Thursday that expand the definition of gender identity and sexual orientation, and how they're to be used by city employees.
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OutFest
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AP News
October 14, 2019 - 9:43 am
National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. Read more here.
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Ed Seiders
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Tim Jimenez
October 11, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Friday is National Coming Out Day, and a Montgomery County man shared his story with KYW Newsradio about coming out as gay to his friends and family — including his wife and son.
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Protestors and supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019 in Washington as the justices hear three challenges from New York, Michigan and Georgia involving workers who claim they were fired because they were gay or transgender.
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Cherri Gregg
October 08, 2019 - 2:13 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday morning over whether the Civil Rights Act's prohibition on sex discrimination extends to LGBT people. Arguments were heard for two separate cases — one involving two men fired by employers who learned they were gay and another involving a...
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