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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.

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.

5:57 PM

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

5:44 PM

Dominique Rem’mie Fells (pictured) was killed in June. Suspect Akhenaton Jones was arrested in Los Angeles Monday.

November 10 2020 8:37 PM

In one of Justice Amy Coney Barrett's first cases, the court will consider whether faith-based groups that hold government contracts have a right to discriminate.

November 03 2020 7:14 PM

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