Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’
‘Fearless’ fitness focuses on better health and inclusion

‘Fearless’ fitness focuses on better health and inclusion

When I lived in the Hawthorne section of the city, I would occasionally see a stampeding group of crazy people.  They’d run around the block repeatedly and, in my mind, inexplicably, because nothing was chasing them. It turns out that these folks are members of Fearless Athletics on South 11th Street. “When Fearless Athletics first started,” says co-owner...

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Queerest Pope ever may visit Philly

Queerest Pope ever may visit Philly

Image: Wikimedia Commons While they didn’t get the 45-minute private audience Governor Tom Corbett had hoped for, the Philadelphia delegation in Vatican City still got some face time with Pope Francis — and that ain’t bad. Mayor Michael Nutter joined Governor Corbett to lobby the pontiff to visit the city next year as part of the Eighth World Meeting...

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Everything that needs to be said about Fred Phelps’ passing

Everything that needs to be said about Fred Phelps’ passing

More interesting reading: The Trevor Project: crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ Youth The American Civil Liberties Union

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What Pornhub teaches us about Pennsylvanians and LGBT equality

What Pornhub teaches us about Pennsylvanians and LGBT equality

Last week, PW’s Randy LoBasso reported that 4.2 percent of Pennsylvania males who log onto Pornhub.com use it to watch gay (male) porn. I wondered: How many people does this actually represent? And how is the state responding to the increasingly obvious fact that a rising number of state residents identify as LGBT? According to the U.S. Census Bureau,...

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Is Corbett serious about fighting for LGBT discrimination bill? (Probably not.)

Is Corbett serious about fighting for LGBT discrimination bill? (Probably not.)

Something weird happened last week. Seemingly out of nowhere, Gov. Tom Corbett told the Inquirer he was “coming out in support” of state legislation which would end discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity. That legislation—House Bill 300 and Senate Bill 300—was introduced to large fanfare back in May 2013, with both Democratic and Republican...

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Toomey, Casey, Senate vote for ENDA

Toomey, Casey, Senate vote for ENDA

In a not-so-surprising move, both Pennsylvania senators Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey helped pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act through the U.S. Senate earlier today. The bill would make it illegal for businesses with 15 or more employees to make their hiring decisions based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill, which made...

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U.S. Senate could pass LGBT nondiscrimination before PA — as early as this week

U.S. Senate could pass LGBT nondiscrimination before PA — as early as this week

Congress is set to tackle LGBT discrimination in employment at the national level, which could deem Pennsylvania’s do-nothingness on this issue moot. With a vote scheduled for tonight, the U.S. Senate will likely vote—and, if implications are correct, pass—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would put an end to employment discrimination...

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All Philly lawmakers signed onto LGBT nondiscrimination bills

It still hasn’t received a vote or even gotten through committee, but the LGBT nondiscrimination bills in the Pennsylvania House and Senate recently began the fall session in Harrisburg with a record number of co-sponsors—including all members of the Philadelphia delegation. Even the Republicans. The LGBT nondiscrimination bills in Harrisburg, House Bill...

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Now, Corbett compares marriage equality to incest

Gov. Tom Corbett related marriage equality to incest during an interview segment on CBS 21 Harrisburg this morning. While being interviewed by CBS anchor Sherry Christian, Corbett was asked about previous remarks made by his lawyers against an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit for marriage equality, in which they compared same-sex marriage to two “12-year-olds”...

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Corbett Administration defends comparing LGBT community to “12-year-olds”

Corbett Administration defends comparing LGBT community to “12-year-olds”

We knew it was going to be hard for the Corbett Administration to come out on top in their fight against marriage equality in Montgomery County. Considering we’re nearing election season, and Pennsylvanians are quickly evolving toward supporting more LGBT rights, the state’s case against rogue marriage licenses, we thought, would likely have to be...

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