Online instruction
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Mike DeNardo
May 01, 2020 - 1:42 pm
While students are learning online from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia is working to allow them to hide their gender identities from their parents. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Academy
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Kristen Johanson
February 28, 2020 - 4:06 pm
The first openly transgender recruit graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy Friday, hoping to set a precedent of acceptance and open the door for future officers. Read more here.
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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he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity.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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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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