tag | Transgender

Updated: September 28, 2020 | 4:10 pm

One day, two cities, two shootings: While Lancaster protested, Reading was quiet. Roxanne Moore’s brother wants that to change.

Advocates suspect control of information and Moore’s identity affected response

By Anthony Orozco

Pa. health secretary denounces transphobic attacks: ‘Our children are watching’

As the face of the state’s COVID-19 response, Health Secretary Rachel Levine has been the subject of numerous personal attacks.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

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By two-vote margin, Pa. House rejects protections for gender identity, sexual orientation

"When employers are having smaller staff, are they going to go out of their way to hire folks who already weren't being hired before this, or are they going to overlook them?"
By Benjamin Pontz

Arguments heard in transgender name change law

Three transgender women have challenged a provision of the statute that bars people from changing their names if they have been convicted of serious felonies.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

State urges judges to uphold felon name change restrictions

The attorney general’s office argues that overturning that provision of the Name Change Act could frustrate employers seeking accurate background checks.

By The Associated Press

Transgender state employee sues over exclusion of gender transition surgery from health care plan

The plaintiff works for the state Department of Human Services.
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Philly marks 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance with flag raising at City Hall

This is the 20th Transgener Day of Remembrance in the U.S. and the fifth year Philadelphia raised the trans flag at City Hall. Mayor Jim Kenney attended the ceremony.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY