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Food & Drink

LGBTQ-owned, ice cream shop embraces Philly roots, rebrands

igloo ice cream south street

Government

New Jersey lawmakers vote to codify right to same-sex marriage

New Jersey Same-sex Marriage

Mental Health

Hormone therapy linked to lower suicide risk for transgender youth, study finds

Hormone therapy transgender youth

Education

Philly school district will allow students to identify as nonbinary on school forms

School District of Philadelphia nonbinary students

Entertainment

Franky Bradley's to host Holiday Cabaret Fundraiser to benefit LGBTQ youth

Franky Bradley's Cabaret Show

Social Justice

New activist organization aims to reimagine Philly pride, plans march for June

Philly Pride Collective

Arts & Culture

'Love and Grit' campaign to celebrate local artists, minority-owned businesses in Philly

Love and Grit Storefronts Project Philly

LGBTQ

Indiana congressman doubles down on transphobic tweet about Rachel Levine

Politics

Rachel Levine sworn in as nation's first openly transgender four-star admiral

Arts & Culture

Mural Arts Philadelphia dedicates first mural celebrating transgender community

Mural Arts Month Philadelphia

Parenting

Penn Medicine to offer childbirth class geared toward LGBTQ+ families

Penn Medicine LGBTQ+ birthing class

Festivals

Manayunk's 'Out & About' pride event honors National Coming Out Day

Manayunk Pride

Festivals

Pride festival to take place outdoors this weekend in Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley Pride

Investigations

New Jersey man charged in fatal shooting of transgender woman, LGBTQ advocate

Shai Vanderpump

Social Media

DaBaby claims not to know who Questlove is after drummer slams rapper for homophobic remarks

Courts

Philly man sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for 2019 murder of transgender woman

Michelle Tameka Washington murder

LGBTQ

New Jersey's trans inmates to be housed by gender identity, not assigned sex

NJ prisons trans lawsuit

LGBTQ

Eastern Regional High School valedictorian's mic cut during graduation speech about queer identity

Bryce Dershem Speech

Courts

Supreme Court sides with Catholic agency barred by Philly for denying same-sex foster couples

Scotus Philly Catholic

Family-Friendly

Franklin Institute hosting family-friendly Pride Day later this month

Franklin Institute family-friendly Pride Day

LGBTQ

Local activists demand vice principal be fired after transphobic incident at N.J. restaurant

Transphobic incident N.J.

LGBTQ

Revamped Philly Pride moved to Labor Day weekend

Philly Pride

Social Media

Transphobic incident at N.J. restaurant results in school district's investigation of vice principal's involvement

Transphobic Incident Galloway

Politics

At Dr. Rachel Levine's Senate hearing, Rand Paul equates gender reassignment surgery to 'genital mutilation'

Controversies

Pa. state legislator shares transphobic meme on Facebook mocking ex-health secretary Levine

rachel levine meme

U.S. Supreme Court

With Fulton v. Philadelphia, U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide a new LGBT rights issue

2020 Election

Delaware's Sarah McBride to become nation's first transgender state senator

Supreme Court

Supreme Court to hear Philadelphia foster care case involving LGBTQ rights, religious freedom

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LGBTQ

Transgender activist Kendall Stephens says police who investigated her assault were 'unsympathetic'

kendall stephens hrc interview

Children's Health

CHOP opens gender and sexuality development clinic in New Jersey

CHOP gender and sexuality development clinic

Adult Health

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people may be more prone to migraines

LGB migraine risk

Charges

D.A. Krasner announces charges in alleged attack of transgender woman

krasner charges transgender assault

LGBTQ

Trump campaign adviser calls Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine 'this guy' in Twitter smear

Levine Ellis Twitter

Controversies

Wolf condemns Bloomsburg Fair incident as LGBTQ+ groups demand written apology for Dr. Rachel Levine

Wolf Levine Bloomsburg

Controversies

Bloomsburg Fair denies transphobic motive for dunk tank with Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine impersonator

Rachel Levine Bloomsburg Fair

Food & Drink

Devil's Den creates cocktail to raise funds for LGBTQ+ nonprofit

Devil's Den cocktail

Investigations

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in killing of transgender woman Dominique Rem’mie Fells

Dominique Rem'mie Fells

LGBTQ

Death of transgender woman ruled a homicide; gruesome slaying shakes community

Dominique Rem'mie Fells

Fundraising

Oyster House matching donations to LGBTQ+ organization The Attic

Pride Month

Music

Philadelphia LGBTQ artist VINCINT is behind the new 'Queer Eye' song

vincint singer queer eye

Festivals

PrideFLIX is a five-week virtual film festival celebrating LGBTQ+ stories

Pride film festival

Children's Health

Bullying a common precursor before LGBTQ youth suicides, Yale study finds

LGBTQ youth bullying

Videos