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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C.
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Mike DeNardo
January 22, 2019 - 9:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration's ban on transgender people in the military to go into effect, while challenges continue in lower courts. LGBT activists are continuing to push for the ban to be overturned. The high court split 5-4 in...
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November 23, 2018 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Friday to take up three cases on the issue. Lower courts had blocked the...
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A supporter of Initiative 1631 holds a sign referencing the Nisqually Indian Tribe during a rally supporting the November ballot measure in Washington state that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
November 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending nondiscrimination protections to transgender people, including their use of public bathrooms and...
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Shara Dae Howard
November 04, 2018 - 10:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia youth center, that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in our area, celebrated more than two decades of service during a fundraising gala Saturday evening. The Attic Youth Center, located at 255 S. 16th street, began in 1993 as a small...
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Philly responds to Trump Administration's attempt to redefine gender
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Cherri Gregg
October 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The City of Philadelphia, the LGBTQ community and trans allies are responding strongly in opposition to the Trump administration's attempt to redefine gender. If approved, it would limit gender to an unchangeable condition defined at birth. Transgender woman and...
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People hold signs and flags at a rally
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October 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm
By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) -- The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. "Setting a destructive precedent, the Trump-Pence...
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Kristen Johanson
October 11, 2018 - 8:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Oct. 11 marks the 30th National Coming Out Day, a day to help and encourage those in the LGBTQ community to be open and honest about who they are. In recent years, an increasing number of young people have been coming out as non-binary in gender. Most people identify...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa
August 15, 2018 - 7:58 am
By Wilson Ring, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun...
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Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to supporters after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis.
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August 15, 2018 - 6:57 am
By Steve Peoples and Kyle Potter, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont,...
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In this April 2, 2016, file photo, Scott Turner Schofield arrives at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Schofield, a veteran trans performer, stars in the upcoming European film "The Conductor."
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August 07, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Jocelyn Noveck, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching...
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