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New Orleans Promoted as a Gay Honeymoon Haven

By Kevin McGill and Stacey Plaisance | Friday Aug 30, 2013
Thousands of visitors roll into New Orleans this week for Southern Decadence: five days of celebration of gay culture in a city now being promoted by tourism officials as a honeymoon site for same-sex newlyweds.

Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Applauds Country’s LGBT Rights Record

By Michael K. Lavers | Monday May 14, 2012
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren stressed during a speech at Equality Forum’s annual dinner in Philadelphia on May 5 that his country remains at the forefront of the global struggle for LGBT rights.

Parker: I Consider Myself a Role Model

By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday May 9, 2012
Equality Forum on May 5 presented Houston Mayor Annise Parker with its International Role Model Award during its annual dinner in Philadelphia. She spoke with EDGE about her tenure, her marriage equality activism and her future plans.

Exclusive: Thomas Roberts Speaks to EDGE at Equality Forum

By Michael K. Lavers | Monday May 7, 2012
Gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts spoke with EDGE during an exclusive interview before he emceed Equality Forum’s annual dinner in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Equality Forum Sets Impressive Goals

By Jim Zians | Wednesday Apr 25, 2012
Next month in Philadelphia, from Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6, the group will present the largest ever national and international LGBT civil rights summit-Equality Forum: The LGBT Global Summit.

Equality Forum Draws Thousands to Philadelphia

By Matthew E. Pilecki | Wednesday May 4, 2011
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, who will sign his state’s civil unions bill into law next week, delivered the keynote at the annual International Equality Dinner at the Constitution Center on Saturday, April 30. Equality Forum also honored former Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy, Lt. Dan Choi and Daniel Hernandez, Jr.

Gabrielle Giffords’ Gay Hero Intern Speaks to EDGE

By Michael K. Lavers | Saturday Apr 30, 2011
Hours before Equality Forum was to have honored gay intern Daniel Hernandez, Jr., in Philadelphia, he sat down with EDGE to discuss the day he saved Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ life, his activism and what lays ahead.

Equality Forum Expected to Draw Thousands to Philadelphia

By Matthew E. Pilecki | Wednesday Apr 27, 2011
This year’s Equality Forum could prove the end of an era if voters elect executive director Malcolm Lazin to Philadelphia’s City Council at-Large on May 17.

Gay Candidates Vie for Philadelphia City Council Seats

By Matthew E. Pilecki | Thursday Mar 17, 2011
Malcolm Lazin; executive director of Equality Forum, Sherrie Cohen and Daryl La Fountain are both candidates for a seat on the Philadelphia City Council.

Suicides, transgender rights and Boy Scouts dominate local headlines in 2010

By Matthew E. Pilecki | Thursday Dec 23, 2010
The rash of LGBT teenager suicides, efforts to secure rights for transgender Philadelphians and the controversy over the Boy Scouts of America’s lease of a city building were among the stories that made local headlines in 2010.