All posts by "Victoria Martin"

January 29, 2013 - 0 Comments

The Boy Scouts of America announced January 28 that they are considering lifting their long standing ban on gay scouts and adult leaders. A proposed new policy would allow individual councils and troops to set...

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December 5, 2012 - 0 Comments

Occasionally while browsing the news, I find an article which is so ridiculous that I assume it’s from The Onion, or taken verbatim from a Colbert Report diatribe. A few web searches on the headline...

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December 1, 2012 - 0 Comments

World AIDS Day comes only once a year, but for the 37,000 Pennsylvanians with HIV/AIDS, it’s a daily reality. Infection rates of HIV/AIDS continue to rise every year, despite numerous public health efforts. Pennsylvania had...

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November 27, 2012 - 0 Comments

President Barack Obama nominated  Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania this afternoon. If her nomination is confirmed, she will be the first...

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November 21, 2012 - 0 Comments

Across the nation and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the international Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was observed yesterday, November 20.  One of the highly visible TDOR vigils took place on the steps of the Pennsylvania...

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November 15, 2012 - 0 Comments

Thursday afternoon, over 400 students at Lebanon Valley College held a Unity March in response to recent incidents of intolerance and hatred on their campus. On November 5th, upon leaving the classroom and returning, a...

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October 8, 2012 - 0 Comments

The recent shooting of a transgender woman and her mother in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia has left a community wondering when transphobic violence will end, and how much is being done to stop it?...

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September 23, 2012 - 0 Comments

Fresh out of the closet locker room! The recent coming out of former Pittsburgh Pirates owner and CEO (from 1996-2007), Kevin McClatchy, shines light on a multi-faceted anti-LGBTQ culture in professional American athletics. McClatchy, who...

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