Posts Tagged “Philadelphia Gay News”

The Icing on the Discrimination Cake

By | July 7, 2017

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On the final day of its session, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who refuses to make cakes for same-sex weddings on the basis of his “religious beliefs.” Unfortunately, we are going to have to wait to see if “religious freedom” includes the freedom to discriminate as the […]

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The Beginning of an LGBT Civil Rights Rollback?

By | July 6, 2017

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I won’t mince words: Each day, values that we hold dear — inclusion, tolerance and equality — are in danger like never before. Over the past two weeks, we’ve seen Americans ban together in unprecedented ways, from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., to a small town in Alaska where 2 feet of snow fell […]

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Prospects for Pride in a Trump Era

By | June 30, 2017

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As we move toward Trump’s half-year mark in office, it is becoming clearer that the Trump administration does not intend to continue its predecessors’ prioritization of the protection of the rights and liberties of the LGBT community. Contrary to promises made during his campaign trail to be “good to the gays” and to protect the […]

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Ongoing LGBT Evolution in the U.S. Military

By | June 30, 2017

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For 17 years, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” forcibly closeted tens of thousands of military servicemen and women. Originally designed as a compromise between lawmakers and military personnel who wanted the ban on LGBTQ servicemembers lifted and those who didn’t, the reality of DADT encouraged an environment in which discrimination and prejudice festered, and those most […]

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.LGBT: An Internet Gayborhood

By | February 9, 2015

Rainbow flags. Gay cruises. Logo. Domain names? The LGBT community has carved out plenty of homes for itself, but it has yet to officially claim a stake in the virtual one. While the Internet has played a central role in the community for many years by providing a space to share information, meet other community members […]

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Do hate-crime laws really protect the LGBT community?

By | February 9, 2015

  We recently saw some of the quickest and most efficient action I’ve seen in a while when Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously voted (17-0) to pass an ordinance that imposes punishments for violent attacks based on gender identity, sexual orientation or disability status. Mayor Michael Nutter summarily signed it into law. The measure was in […]

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Top LGBT moments of 2014

By | February 9, 2015

The LGBT communities had a lot to celebrate in 2014, with amazing legislative, judicial and cultural victories. While there are truly countless victories I could mention, here are some of the highlights:

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Plan Well Before the Wedding Bell

By | October 30, 2014

What does it mean to be married?  How is it different? Join Giampolo Law Group on November 18th from 6-9pm for an information session on what living in a post-DOMA world means for you and your family.  The event is being hosted by 1352 Lofts in Philadelphia! Come enjoy wine and light fare and take in the exceptional view […]

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Plan Well Before or After the Wedding Bell

By | October 29, 2014

On November 6th join myself and Ryan Fuller at The Cub Room in New Hope for an informative LGBT seminar to learn what living in a Post-DOMA world means for you and your family. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and great company while we discuss the progress that has been made over the last 18 months […]

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