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.
WATCH: Antigay Philadelphia Cop Shakes Down Driver

Antigay Philly Cop Extorts Driver He Pulled Over

A Philadelphia officer is on administrative leave after a video of his highly unethical behavior surfaced.

Philadelphia Catholic Parish Reneges on Hosting LGBT Events

Philadelphia Catholic Parish Reneges on Hosting LGBT Events

LGBT groups planned events surrounding Pope Francis's visit in September, but now they'll have to move to another venue.

Court Date for Accused Philadelphia Gay Bashers Delayed

Will Suspects In Philly Gay-Bashing Case Walk Free?

Lawyers for three suspects accused of attacking two gay men in Philly are haggling with prosecutors over the terms of a deal to avoid trial.

Philly Mayoral Candidate Denounces Lesbian Teacher's Firing

Philly Mayoral Candidate Denounces Lesbian Teacher's Firing

Democratic candidate Jim Kenney says Margie Winters, fired by a Catholic school for being in a same-sex marriage, should get her job back.

WATCH: His Boyfriend Died in the Closet

WATCH: His Boyfriend Died in the Closet

A year after Andy Goodling's boyfriend died, he is telling their story in a YouTube video, hoping to inspire others to be out and proud.

Philly Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Adult Leaders and Employees

Philly Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Adult Leaders and Employees

The Cradle of Liberty Council has gotten out ahead of the national Boy Scouts by adopting a nondiscrimination policy.

Philadelphia Raises the Transgender Pride Flag for the First Time
June 04 2015 3:43 PM ET

Philly Raises Trans Pride Flag for First Time Today

Flying the trans pride flag in front of City Hall is a small gesture that sends a strong message, say organizers.

Philadelphia Man Charged with Murder of Trans Woman London Chanel

Philly Man Charged in Trans Woman's Murder

A day after her death, London Chanel's suspected murderer has confessed to fatally stabbing her in what police believe was a 'domestic' altercation.

Philadelphia Sees Eighth Murder of a Trans Woman in U.S. This Year

Philadelphia: 8th U.S. Trans Woman Murdered This Year

London Chanel, 21, was stabbed to death in an abandoned house after allegedly arguing with a man who then tried to perform CPR and contact police.

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