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  1. Tight races mean - a lot at stake' in upcoming primariesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Philadelphia Gay News

    As the May 15 primaries approach, area activists are urging voters to get informed on candidates' positions on LGBT issues and to use their voices "to empower the community." The Human Rights Campaign has launched a multi-year campaign to build pro-LGBT leadership and elect candidates who "represent our values," said Allison VanKuiken, HRC's Pennsylvania state director.

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  2. Kenyatta brings in endorsements as Deering - focusing on what people need' in 181st district raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Political advocate and Democratic strategist Malcolm Kenyatta appears to be edging out his closest competitor in the primary race for state representative of Pennsylvania's 181st House District after securing a series of key endorsements. Kenyatta's most recent endorsement comes from state Sen. Sharif Street of the Third District, which includes North Central Philadelphia, Nicetown, Tioga, Logan, Lower Germantown, Olney, Fern Rock, Crescentville, Roxborough, East Oak Lane, East Hunting Park, East Wyoming and Melrose Park Garden.

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  3. Sims in uncontested race as Democrat challenger drops outRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Philadelphia Gay News

    The only Democratic challenger to State Rep. Brian Sims has dropped out, leaving the incumbent in an uncontested primary race. Louis D. Lanni Jr., a former Philadelphia police officer, had filed the paperwork to be a primary challenger to incumbent Sims to represent the 182nd District, which encompasses much of Center City and the Gayborhood.

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  4. LGBT Center of Central PA hosts racial-justice panel discussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Philadelphia Gay News

    In an effort to highlight experiences of queer people of color and integrate racial justice into the LGBT movement, the LGBT Center of Central PA will host a panel discussion Feb. 20. "This is an important opportunity for our LGBTQ communities, as well as allies, to engage in the critical conversation of how we acknowledge the racism that exists within our movement and seek to take intentional actions to embed racial justice in all of the work that we do," said Amanda Arbour, the center's executive director. LGBT Center of Central PA Board President Heidi Notario will kick off the discussion.

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  5. LGBT advocates speak out against Trump's new federal officeRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2018 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Community members joined local organizations at a rally Thursday to protest the Trump administration's announcement of a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office of Civil Rights and Department of Health and Human Services. Dozens of protesters joined Mazzoni Center workers, and representatives from Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Make the Road Pennsylvania and SEIU Healthcare.

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  6. Advocates seek to - educate' legislators in Harrisburg in wake of anti-trans billRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    A group of trans people and allies traveled to Harrisburg this week to raise awareness among lawmakers about trans issues, in light of proposed legislation that would limit or ban public funding for medically necessary trans services. The state currently funds a wide range of medically necessary trans services for eligible Pennsylvanians, including gender-confirmation surgery, hysterectomy, hormonal therapy, breast reconstruction, penectomy, vaginoplasty, mastectomy, vaginal dilation and release of labial adhesions.

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  7. High court upholds Dawn Segal's removal as a judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    In a 5-1 decision issued Nov. 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court's ruling that permanently bars Dawn A. Segal from holding judicial office. Segal, an open lesbian, served as a municipal-court judge in Philadelphia for about six years until she was suspended without pay last year due to improper conversations with another judge.

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  8. LGBTQ youth and the little progr...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Renewal of the Children's Health Insurance Program , which has provided low-cost health insurance to 9-million children for over a decade now, is in limbo across several states, including here in Pennsylvania. While it looks very likely that the CHIP program will be passed here in Pennsylvania soon, it may come with an amendment that removes trans services for youth.

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  9. Philly again a top achiever on HRC city scorecardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Philadelphia has garnered the top score every year of the initiative, which debuted in 2012 to measure LGBT-friendly policies and programs. Philadelphia is one of three cities, along with New York City and San Francisco, to earn a raw 100 score and 16 bonus points, which were given for areas like trans-inclusive city services and an enforcement mechanism in the city's nondiscrimination law.

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  10. LGBT Center of Central PA names new executive directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Amanda Arbour has taken on the role vacated by former director Louie Marven at the LGBT Center of Central PA. "I'm really excited about what [Arbour] brings - her training skills, her facilitation skills, her presentation skills," said board President Shaashawn Dial-Snowden.

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  11. Latinx youth give Congreso CEO failing - report card'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Young leaders last week met with the CEO of a Latinx nonprofit organization to discuss the agency's ability to serve the community. Fifteen members of GALAEI, a queer Latinx organization, and Juntos, a community-led Latinx immigrant organization, met with Congreso de Latinos Unidos CEO Carolina DiGiorgio Aug. 16. DiGiorgio has faced criticism from several Latinx organizations after she appeared to be applauding in the front row at President Donald Trump's 100-day rally April 29 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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  12. Hershey seeks protective order in court caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Attorneys for Milton Hershey School asked a federal judge to protect from public disclosure legal documents in an antibias case filed by a gay man. The school's July 28 request for a protective order is pending before U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner.

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  13. Another man claims antigay bias at Hershey SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Marcous Marchese, a 2011 graduate of Milton Hershey School, recently spoke publicly about being pressured into viewing a religiously oriented antigay video at the school seven years ago. Funded by the late chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey, the school serves 2,000 underprivileged youth from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.

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