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.

A drag queen performed "Springtime for Hitler" at the same bar where an owner was caught using racial slurs.

March 13 2018 7:02 PM

A woman posted negative comments about Kathryn Knott, who bashed a gay couple in 2014. Then Knott's police chief father conspired with a district attorney to get the commenter fired, according to a lawsuit.

October 12 2017 4:55 PM

Marchers turned out for transgender equality in Philadelphia for the seventh year.

October 08 2017 1:03 PM

As the world awaits a verdict, the women speak.

June 15 2017 8:20 PM

People around the world spent their holiday weekend demonstrating against Trump.

February 21 2017 5:31 PM

In earning the wrath of the LGBT community, Yuengling is following in the footsteps of companies like Chick-fil-A and Barilla.

November 02 2016 11:51 AM