Dalila Ali Rajah
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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 assailant used homophobic slurs before pistol-whipping the trans woman, and he shot her two companions.

June 13 2022 1:53 PM

Philly Pride Presents had been criticized for a transphobic Facebook post that cast police as victims in the Stonewall riots.

June 22 2021 6:51 PM

The ruling applies to the city of Philadelphia's contract with Catholic Social Services to provide foster care certifications. 

June 17 2021 12:28 PM

The case revolves around whether a Catholic foster care agency contracting with the city of Philadelphia has to follow the city's antidiscrimination law.

May 28 2021 5:57 PM

The whimsical shop that gave the world Cheetos-flavored ice cream still has some remaining locations in New York City. 

January 28 2021 5:44 PM