News from within the borders of Philadelphia, the capital Pennsylvania and the fight for LGBT equality there. The city is recognized historically as the birthplace of the United States and the American Revolutionary War, and was also the setting of Philadelphia, the acclaimed film starring Tom Hanks as a gay lawyer dying of an AIDS-related illness. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Philadelphia including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

Patrons of a gay club in Philadelphia are claiming they will now take their business elsewhere. 

September 30 2016 3:17 PM

A judge set a trial date for the case of Andrea Constand's complaint, that the comedy star drugged and molested her, while prosecutors announced they will call 13 of his alleged victims to testify.

September 07 2016 1:51 AM

The Democratic nominee vowed to build a stronger economy, corporate reform, more jobs with rising wages, a higher minimum wage, common-sense gun and criminal justice reforms. 

July 29 2016 12:24 AM

"Love trumps hate," declared the Democratic nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

11:44 PM

The pro-LGBT leader of North Carolina's branch of the NAACP told delegates, "some issues are not left versus right, or liberal versus conservative, they are right versus wrong."

11:25 PM

The pop singer, who said both her parents are staunch Republicans, told delegates, "On Nov. 8th, you'll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist."

11:01 PM

Mother Monster sang classics from the Beatles, Neil Young and Woody Guthrie.

10:46 PM