transgender

Supreme Court.
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Kristen Johanson
June 28, 2019 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years after the Stonewall riots galvanized a national movement for LGBT rights, the battle is still being fought in the courts, with one major case headed to the nation's highest court this fall, and two local cases not far behind. The U.S. Supreme Court will...
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Philadelphia police officers marched in uniform in the 2019 Philadelphia Pride Parade.
Philadelphia Police Department
Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legend has it, transgender women of color started the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1968, in protest against New York City police harassment. Almost 50 years to the day, Philadelphia police rolled out one of the most progressive policies in the country for treatment of...
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Amber Hikes
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Cherri Gregg
June 25, 2019 - 2:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department announced a new policy Tuesday that will guide interactions with transgender and non-binary individuals while in police custody. During a press conference at City Hall, city officials explained the new Directive 4.15 , which requires...
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Marchers are shown at the 2015 Philadelphia Trans March.
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Tim McLaughlin
June 21, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Stonewall uprising is a source of inspiration for the modern transgender right movement. Some accounts of the riots say that trans women led the resistance against police. For a long time their stories weren't well known, but that's beginning to change. Tim...
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1972 Philadelphia Gay Pride march
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Stonewall riots represented a shift in the gay liberation movement, people of color within the community also had to battle racism. Their LGBT identity, oftentimes, had to take a back seat. Blackness vs. gayness "Here in Philadelphia, we had our own things...
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Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a month after the murder of a transgender woman and activist, the accused shooter faced a Philadelphia judge Wednesday and will now got to trial, after the judge upheld all charges against him. A homicide detective testified that as police were out at the...
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A general view of the skyline of downtown Dallas, Texas
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
June 04, 2019 - 9:57 am
DALLAS (AP) — A transgender woman's body was pulled from a Dallas lake over the weekend, the latest death of a transgender person being investigated by homicide detectives in the city, police said Monday. Police Chief U. Renee Hall said there were "obvious signs of homicidal violence" in 26-year-...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
May 28, 2019 - 10:12 am
UPDATED: 1:45 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that challenged the Boyertown Area School District's policy of allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and lockers aligned with their gender identities. Attorneys representing some...
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Muhlaysia Booker
Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP
May 20, 2019 - 11:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said. Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday and no suspect has been identified, police...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
April 22, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case...
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