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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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Pennsylvania school suspends students over Chick-fil-A t-shirt backlash

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Bangor Area High School, Bangor, Pa.
A Pennsylvania school district suspended about 15 students who took to social media during schools hours after two classmates wore Chick-fil-A shirts during a Gay-Straight Alliance event. ...

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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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