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Philadelphia

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.

The only person to stand trial for the 2014 attack on a gay couple has been sentenced to prison for up to 10 months. 

February 08 2016 4:56 PM

An alleged gay-bashing and a transphobic mockery of Caitlyn Jenner were just some of the problematic aspects of the annual parade that’s recently tried to become more inclusive.

January 02 2016 4:05 PM

The naked body of the victim was found in a hotel room with a belt wrapped around his neck. 

December 24 2015 9:13 AM

The jury convicted Kathryn Knott on charges of simple assault and conspiracy but spared her of the most serious charge in the case that spurred Philadelphia to expand its hate crime law.

December 18 2015 1:23 PM

A former Boy Scouts executive will lead a Pennsylvania nonprofit that helps homeless LGBT youth. 

December 17 2015 8:53 AM

Before a Philadelphia jury began deliberations on the fate of Kathryn Knott, the panel heard her deny she beat anyone and swear that no one in the mob she allegedly joined used a slur.

December 16 2015 9:13 PM

The virtual mall for small retailers encourages employees and visitors to its Brooklyn headquaters to use the restroom of their choice. 

December 14 2015 2:20 PM Updated
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