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Philadelphia rainbow crosswalks mark 50th anniversary of LGBT rights demonstrations

Thursday, June 25, 2015
A woman walks past a rainbow crosswalk in support of the LGBT community at the intersection of 13th and Locust streets, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Philadelphia.
The rainbow crosswalks will be dedicated at the Annual Reminders Block Party on July 5 honoring the 50th anniversary of the first wave of U.S. LGBT rights group demonstrations. ...

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Trial ordered for man in slaying of transgender woman

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Raheam Felton
A man has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of a transgender woman in north Philadelphia earlier this year. ...

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Philadelphia boy scout council affirms policy allowing gay adult leaders

Friday, June 19, 2015
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The Cradle of Liberty Council vote Friday bans discrimination based on sexual orientation for scouts, leaders and employees. ...

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Philadelphia July 4th events to recall bold 1965 gay rights protest

Monday, June 15, 2015
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On the Fourth of July 50 years ago, when homosexuality was considered a mental illness and a same-sex couple's public declaration of love put their lives and livelihoods at risk, about 40 people took a stand by staging a peaceful ...

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Nick Jonas to replace Iggy Azalea at Pittsburgh LGBT pride concert

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Nick Jonas
The 22-year-old former Jonas Brothers frontman has a sizable gay following and plays a gay boxer on the DirecTV series "Kingdom." ...

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Pennsylvania Senate confirms transgender woman as physician general

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Dr. Rachel Levine
A transgender woman has the approval of the Pennsylvania Senate to be Pennsylvania's physician general in what one lawmaker calls a "history making" vote. ...

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Ceding to pressure over past anti-gay tweets, Iggy Azalea cancels pride performance

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea has canceled a performance at a Pittsburgh gay pride event after being criticized for making anti-gay and racist remarks on social media. ...

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Pennsylvania Senate panel endorses transgender woman as Physician General

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Dr. Rachel Levine
If confirmed by a full Senate vote next week, Dr. Rachel Levine would become the first transgender person to serve as a high-level state official in Pennsylvania history, ...

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Gay couple, one of whom adopted the other, has adoption vacated now that they can marry

Friday, May 22, 2015
Bill Novak, right, and Norman MacArthur at their home in Erwinna, Pa. The couple, who were legally recognized as father and son, has gotten a judge to vacate the adoption now that same-sex partners can get married in Pennsylvania.
When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York. ...

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Arrest made in stabbing death of transgender woman in Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
London Banks
Raheam Felton, 31, of Southwest Philadelphia, was charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the killing of London Banks earlier this week. ...

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