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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 senator from Vermont declared, "I am pretty good in arithmetic and I know that the fight in front of us is a very, very steep fight."

June 08 2016 9:23 AM

Following a public outcry, an organization of out police officers will no longer serve as grand marshals of the Pride parade.

May 31 2016 8:44 PM

Andrea Constand is one of dozens of women who have come forward to say the comedy legend once drugged her and raped her, and it's her complaint that will be the first one heard in a Philadelphia courtroom.

May 24 2016 10:55 PM

The case of an out massage therapist will be the first heard to be heard after many women accused the comic legend of drugging and sexually abusing them.

May 23 2016 1:23 PM

The gay couple assaulted by a mob in 2014 filed suit seeking $500,000 in damages from the three attackers who had faced criminal charges.

May 19 2016 10:26 PM

"Keep being yourself," Philadelphia's mayor told a teenager who was kicked out of her high school prom for wearing a suit. 

May 11 2016 3:36 PM

When the protesters repeatedly interrupted the former president's speech, he launched into a long, loud defense of his record, as well as Hillary Clinton's.  

April 08 2016 12:21 PM
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