1st November 2014
US: Philadelphia city council unanimously passes hate crime law after gay bashing 8
6:19 PM — Philadelphia City Council has unanimously passed a hate crime law, protecting sexuality and gender identity for the first time.
6th October 2014
US: Pennsylvania hate crime bill advances to full House 1
5:41 PM — A bill which would ban hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has passed a vote at the Philadelphia House Judiciary committee and will now advance to the full House.
1st October 2014
US: Three charged over Philadelphia gay bashing get December hearing 2
4:22 PM — Three people who were arrested over a homophobic attack in Philadelphia have had their court hearing scheduled for December.
26th September 2014
US: Hundreds rally for LGBT hate crimes protection in Philadelphia 3
6:11 PM — Over 300 people gathered in Philadelphia for a rally calling for an expansion of Pennsylvania's hate crimes laws to include LGBT people.
25th September 2014
US: Philadelphia City Council introduces hate crimes legislation 1
9:33 PM — The Philadelphia City Council will vote Thursday on a city-wide measure that would add an amendment to the city's hate crimes code.
23rd September 2014
This is one of the most amazing coming out speeches by a senator ever! 3
7:01 PM — Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo has come out as gay in true style.
22nd September 2014
US: Pennsylvania hate crime bill could pass this week 19
6:05 PM — A Pennsylvania hate crime law that will offer more protections to gay people could pass through the state's legislature this week.
14th August 2014
US: Bakery refuses to provide cake for lesbian vow renewal 9
7:55 PM — A bakery in the US state of Pennsylvania has refused to serve a lesbian couple for a cake to celebrate the renewal of her vows.
5th August 2014
US: Court rejects another appeal from Pennsylvania clerk who won’t stop fighting equal marriage 16
4:23 PM — A court has denied yet another attempt by a Pennsylvania clerk to appeal a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
24th July 2014
US: Researchers successfully destroy HIV in human cells 2
6:44 PM — Temple University researchers in Philadelphia have destroyed HIV in human cells during laboratory tests.
10th July 2014
US: The What Is Butch? Campaign brings all-butch fashion to a Pennsylvania runway
8:28 PM — The What Is Butch? Campaign, an all-butch lesbian fashion show, will be displaying in Pittsburgh this Friday.
7th July 2014
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
5th July 2014
US: Federal court rejects attempt to appeal against equal marriage in Pennsylvania 3
6:40 PM — An appeals court has rejected a county clerk's attempt to appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
4th July 2014
US: Federal appeals court rejects appeal attempt by county clerk against same-sex marriage 2
3:15 PM — A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal a ruling which made same-sex marriage possible in Pennsylvania.
2nd July 2014
US: School forced to cancel Spamalot over gay wedding because ‘homosexuality doesn’t exist here’ 21
5:20 PM — A school in northern Pennsylvania has been forced to cancel plans to stage Spamalot next spring, because it contains a same-sex marriage.
25th June 2014
US: Pennsylvania county cuts off benefits for same-sex partners, unless they are married 8
6:42 PM — A county in the US state of Pennsylvania has cut off benefits for same-sex partners of its employees, unless the couple are married, now that gay and lesbian couples can marry in the state.
23rd June 2014
US: Trans man wins ‘Mr Gay Philadelphia’ competition 118
7:03 PM — A trans man has won the 'Mr Gay Philadelphia' competition for the first time ever.
Republican congressman: It was ‘hasty’ of local party to censure me for supporting same-sex marriage 1
3:10 PM — A Republican congressman who was censured by his own local party for backing same-sex marriage has said the action was "hastily pursued".
18th June 2014
US: Pennsylvania judge rejects attempt to appeal against same-sex marriage 4
7:47 PM — A Pennsylvania judge has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal against same-sex marriage in the state.
US: Pennsylvania judges refusing to perform all marriages after court ruling 8
3:44 PM — A number of judges in Pennsylvania have stopped performing marriages altogether, following the legalisation of same-sex marriage.