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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
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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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Arrest made in stabbing death of transgender woman in Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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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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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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Philadelphia council member wants to make LGBT affairs office permanent

Sunday, March 22, 2015
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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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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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Philadelphia approves LGBT hate crime law following attack on same-sex couple

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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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 ...

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Court hearing scheduled for three charged in Philadelphia gay bashing

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- Three young adults charged with beating a gay couple in Philadelphia are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing. Police accuse the two men and a suburban police chief's daughter with taking part in an assault ...

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