Activism: Fighting For Transgender Rights In Philadelphia

Activism: Fighting For Transgender Rights In Philadelphia

During the Obama administration, federal guidelines released called on public schools to allow transgender students to be able to choose the bathroom facility according to their self-professed gender identity. On Feb. 22, 2017, President Trump’s administration notified the U.S. Supreme Court that they would be withdrawing this guidance and felt that this was a focus for state-level governments rather […]

 

Center City: Philadelphia’s Irish Community Supports Civil Rights

Center City: Philadelphia’s Irish Community Supports Civil Rights

People of Irish descent in Philadelphia have a history dating back to the pre-American Revolution era. According to the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), Irish Americans make up the largest ethnic group in the Philadelphia area. The 2000 U.S. Census lists the population of people of Irish descent in Philadelphia as more than 206,000. However, this […]

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Immigration: After Sanctuary City Status Returns, City Council Members Look Forward On Immigration Reform

Immigration: After Sanctuary City Status Returns, City Council Members Look Forward On Immigration Reform

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez (above, in red) was the first Latina elected to a district seat in City Council and has continued to advocate for Philadelphia’s diverse communities since. Working directly with Mayor Jim Kenney, she proposed a municipal ID law on Feb. 25 that would provide all city residents with access to government-issued photo IDs that do […]