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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

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

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


Supreme Court rejects appeal over Berks County school’s transgender bathroom policy

“Throughout the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania public schools have been looking at this case as the bellwether for student inclusion.”
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Transgender bathroom, locker room use: The debate in central Pennsylvania, explained

The Eastern Lancaster County school board approved a 'biological sex' policy. Federal courts have struck down similar policies.
By Ed Mahon

Central Pa. school board passes ‘biological sex’ policy for bathrooms, locker rooms

'The minute we vote on this, we open ourselves up to a lawsuit,' one school board member said.
By Ed Mahon