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Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Saturday, April 18, 2015
A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students after complaints by parents and students voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. [...]

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Judge rejects motions to downgrade charges in Philly gay bashing

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A judge has refused to downgrade charges against three people accused of beating a gay couple on a Philadelphia street in September. [...]

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Judge: University of Pittsburgh transgender locker room ban didn’t discriminate

Thursday, April 2, 2015
University-of-Pittsburgh
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a transgender man who alleged the University of Pittsburgh expelled and subjected him to FBI scrutiny after a dispute over using a men's locker room. [...]

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Philadelphia council member wants to make LGBT affairs office permanent

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Philadelphia
The Philadelphia City Council will consider asking voters to revise the city charter so that the Office of LGBT Affairs becomes a permanent part of city government. [...]

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Bryn Mawr College to accept transgender, intersex students

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College , a small women's college near Philadelphia says it'll start accepting transgender women and intersex applicants who don't identify as male. [...]

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Pennsylvania governor-elect names transgender woman as Physician General

Monday, January 19, 2015
Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has announced that Dr. Rachel Levine is his choice for Physician General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Levine would be the highest-ranked transgender woman in state government history. [...]

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Alleged Philadelphia gay bashers to face trial for aggravated assault, conspiracy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A Philadelphia judge has ordered three young adults to stand trial for an alleged attack on a gay couple in September that left one of the men with a broken jaw. [...]

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Man sues Edinboro University insurer over denial of death benefits

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Edinboro-University
The domestic partner of former Edinboro University official is suing the school and an insurance company for denying him his deceased partner's life insurance benefits. [...]

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Philadelphia approves LGBT hate crime law following attack on same-sex couple

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Philadelphia City Hall
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia's city council has passed a bill authorizing added penalties for gender identity and sexual orientation hate crimes that aren't covered under state law. The administration-backed bill won unanimous approval Thursday. Mayor Michael Nutter has two weeks to sign it into law. [...]

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Pennsylvania state legislature advances LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill

Monday, October 6, 2014
Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Legislation to expand Pennsylvania's hate crimes law to include sexual orientation and gender identity advanced in the state legislature on Monday. In a bipartisan vote, the House Judiciary Committee approved the measure 19-4 following a renewed push Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Philadelphia), the bill's sponsor, in the wake [...]

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