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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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People wait in line with hundreds of others for the chance to attend arguments outside the U.S. Supreme Court building at the start of the court's new term October 07, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Cherri Gregg
October 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday over whether federal law protects workers from being fired for being gay or transgender.
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Aimee Stephens walks to her car in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
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AP News
September 30, 2019 - 8:16 am
The Supreme Court will hear Aimee Stephens' case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. The cases are the first involving LGBT...
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Gavin Grimm
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August 09, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk is the latest of several nationwide that have favored transgender...
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Underwear brand Victoria's Secret has hired Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio -- the company's first openly transgender model -- Sampaio's agent has confirmed.
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August 05, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Amy Woodyatt, CNN (CNN) -- Underwear brand Victoria's Secret has hired Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio -- the company's first openly transgender model -- Sampaio's agent has confirmed. The Brazilian model posted an image of herself to her Instagram account on Thursday, tagging a Victoria's Secret...
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This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo, File
July 02, 2019 - 10:19 am
By David Cray, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, have signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and...
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