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: Gay-friendly retirement homes in Philadelphia hailed as ‘national model’ 12
3:52 PM — An LGBT-focussed retirement community in Philadelphia which caters to gay low-income seniors has been hailed as called a model for the rest of America.
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.
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.
16th June 2014
US: Pope urged to stop Church bussing people to anti-gay rally for free 16
4:26 PM — The Pope has been urged to intervene, after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced plans to bus people to the National Organisation for Marriage's anti-gay rally.
23rd May 2014
US: Pennsylvania will make $92 million extra through legalising same-sex marriage
2:51 PM — According to a new study, through legalising same-sex marriage, the US state of Pennsylvania will make an extra $92,1 million (£55 million) in the first three years.
US: Philadelphia mayor to perform same-sex weddings 1
12:01 AM — As of Friday, the Mayor in the US city of Philadelphia will perform same-sex weddings at City Hall.
8th May 2014
Philadelphia will host ‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’
6:01 PM — America's first LGBT jazz festival will take place in Philadelphia later this year.
7th May 2014
US: Philadelphia man strangled and bludgeoned during Grindr meet up 18
1:37 PM — A 25-year-old Philadelphia man was found dead last week after meeting up with a man he met on Grindr.
12th April 2014
US: Police identify suspect in ‘Grindr rape and robbery’ case 10
8:49 PM — Police have released a photo of a man suspected of holding at gunpoint, sexually assaulting and robbing a man he met on Grindr.
18th March 2014
Philadelphia man uses gay sex ad to blackmail victim 9
12:05 PM — A man in the US city of Philadelphia faces five years in jail for blackmailing a man who responded to the offer of sex in an online advert.
10th September 2013
US: Pro-equal marriage Mayor of Philadelphia accused of discrimination for not officiating gay wedding 6
6:42 PM — The mayor of Philadelphia, who is a strong supporter of equal marriage, has been accused of discrimination for saying he will not officiate at same-sex weddings until after a court challenge to the legality of licencing such weddings has been resolved.
9th May 2013
US: Philadelphia Mayor to sign landmark LGBT protection bill into law 2
5:45 PM — The Mayor of the US city of Philadelphia is to sign a city-wide ordinance offering protections, and benefits for LGBT citizens into law, in a ceremony on Thursday.
30th April 2013
Raul Castro’s daughter granted travel rights to attend LGBT conference 4
5:59 PM — Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, has been given the go-ahead to attend an LGBT conference in the US, where she will receive an award for her contributions to gay rights, after initially being barred from travelling within the US.
26th April 2013
US State Department bars Raul Castro’s daughter from visiting Philadelphia to pick up LGBT rights award 15
11:37 AM — The daughter of Cuba’s president is being prevented by the US State Department from visiting Philadelphia in order to pick up an LGBT rights award.
US: Philadelphia City Council passes landmark bill for LGBT benefits 2
2:26 AM — The City Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has approved a bill which has been hailed as landmark legislation for strengthening LGBT rights in the city.
26th February 2013
US: Drag queen disinvited from reading to kids for being “inappropriate” 3
5:34 PM — A drag cabaret star in the US city of Philadelphia had an invitation to read to primary school aged children as part of an after school program, revoked, as officials deemed the invitation "inappropriate".
20th September 2012
US: Philadelphia affordable housing for elderly LGBT people gets the go ahead 6
11:44 PM — Organisers of a new, affordable housing project aimed at elderly LGBT people in Philadelphia, have received approval at a state, federal and local level..