The United States Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia has raised a lot of questions about what the court’s ruling means for LGBQ&T families and individuals in Philadelphia, and across the country.
Last month, state Representative Ed Gainey edged out Mayor Bill Peduto in the Democratic mayoral primary. Rep. Gainey is now on track to be elected as Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor in November, an event that has taken far too long in a city with a large Black population.
Christian Hall walked to work, but he was studying to take his driver’s test and saving to buy a car. The future seemed bright. But on December 30, 2020, the 19-year-old was in distress and needed help.
While it is important to honor the contribution of women such as Alice Paul and Margaret Sanger, we must exert extra effort to honor Black, brown, and trans women whose contributions have historically been excluded from mainstream conversations and celebrations.
For three days last spring, Philadelphia police brutalized peaceful protesters following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.