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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 Department of Justice filed a brief in an upcoming Supreme Court case, urging the court to allow such discrimination if rooted in religion.

June 04 2020 3:41 PM

Officer Benson Churgai has made LGBTQ history in the City of Brotherly Love.

February 28 2020 4:22 PM

Chaput, who has even questioned the existence of LGBTQ Catholics, will be replaced by a supposedly more liberal clergy member, Nelson Perez.

January 23 2020 3:35 PM

Three employees say black and brown workers were hidden from cameras, while white people were bused in for background shots.

August 27 2019 7:45 PM

Dante Austin, the first person to hold the job, is being remembered as a tireless advocate.

June 07 2019 5:13 PM

Washington, who also went by the name Tamika, was shot to death on a city street.

2:18 PM Updated

The city of Philadelphia was within its rights to end a contract with a foster care agency that won't place children with LGBTQ people, the court ruled.

April 22 2019 3:26 PM