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Apr 30, 2013, 09:00 ET

U.S. State Department Authorizes Mariela Castro to Attend Equality Forum 2013 in Philadelphia

The U.S. State Department lifted its travel ban on Mariela Castro and has authorized Ms. Castro to visit Philadelphia to participate in Equality...

Apr 25, 2013, 09:00 ET

Equality Forum Calls on State Department to Allow Mariela Castro to Visit Philadelphia during U.S. Visit

Equality Forum, a national and international LGBT civil rights organization, calls on the U.S. State Department to allow Mariela Castro, a Cuban...

Aug 15, 2012, 10:00 ET

Record 477 (95.4%) Of FORTUNE 500 Provide Sexual Orientation Protection

President Obama, Vice President Biden and Congressman Ryan Support ENDA Equality Forum, a national and international lesbian, gay,...

Apr 30, 2012, 10:33 ET

Equality Forum Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Israel as the Featured Nation

 "Equality Forum 2012, our 20th anniversary celebrates the transformation from a groundbreaking regional LGBT conference into the premier...

May 06, 2008, 01:00 ET

Equality Forum Mourns Civil Rights Pioneer Mildred Loving

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1958, Mildred Jeter, a black woman legally married Richard Loving, a white man in the District...

May 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

Governor Bill Richardson to Receive International Role Model Award at International Equality Dinner

PHILADELPHIA, May 1 /USNewswire-PRNewswire/ -- Equality Forum, a national and international GLBT civil rights organization, will recognize New...

Apr 30, 2008, 01:00 ET

Equality Forum 2008 Includes Conversation with Judy Shepard and National Politics Panel

PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Equality Forum 2008 will include A Conversation with Judy Shepard at the National Constitution Center on...

Apr 28, 2008, 01:00 ET

Gays and Lesbians in the Muslim World Equality Forum 2008 - International Focus

PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international focus of Equality Forum 2008 is Gays and Lesbians in the Muslim World....

Apr 03, 2008, 01:00 ET

Presidential Candidates Called to Stop Gay Iranians' Deportations

PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equality Forum, a US headquartered national and international GLBT civil rights...

Aug 29, 2007, 01:00 ET

Record 94% of FORTUNE 500 Companies Provide Sexual Orientation Discrimination Protection

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equality Forum, a national and international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT)...

Aug 09, 2007, 01:00 ET

Equality Forum Condemns Philadelphia School District

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following protests by a small number of parents who wanted GLBT History Month removed from the...

Jul 31, 2007, 01:00 ET

Gays Voted as a Block in Philadelphia Mayoral Election

PHILADELPHIA, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by Equality Forum, an international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil...

Sep 28, 2006, 01:00 ET

Equality Forum Launches GLBT History Month

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Equality Forum, an international GLBT civil rights organization, is coordinating the launch of GLBT...

Sep 05, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE

The body of Father Mychal Judge is carried from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Photo by Shannon Stapleton. (PRNewsFoto/Equality Forum, Shannon Stapleton)[RV]
 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED STATES
 03/31/2006

'Saint of 9/11' to Screen in 12 Cities for 9/11/06, National 5th Anniversary Remembrance

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "Saint of 9/11," the story of Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY, will screen in 12 cities for the...

Sep 01, 2006, 01:00 ET

Record 92.4% of FORTUNE 500 Companies Provide Sexual Orientation Protection

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The FORTUNE 500 Project, a collaboration of Equality Forum with Professors Louis Thomas, Wharton School of...

Jun 23, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE

The body of Father Mychal Judge is carried from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Photo by Shannon Stapleton. (PRNewsFoto/Equality Forum, Shannon Stapleton)[RV]
 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED STATES
 03/31/2006

'Saint of 9/11' is an Official Selection at OUTFEST Film Festival

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Saint of 9/11," a feature-length documentary about Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY, will be screened...

Jun 13, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE

The body of Father Mychal Judge is carried from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Photo by Shannon Stapleton. (PRNewsFoto/Equality Forum, Shannon Stapleton)[RV]
 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED STATES
 03/31/2006

'Saint of 9/11' is an Official Selection at Frameline30 Film Festival

PHILADELPHIA, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "Saint of 9/11," a feature-length documentary about Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY, will be screened...

Apr 03, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE

The body of Father Mychal Judge is carried from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Photo by Shannon Stapleton. (PRNewsFoto/Equality Forum, Shannon Stapleton)[RV]
 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED STATES
 03/31/2006

'Saint of 9/11' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "Saint of 9/11," a feature-length documentary about Father Mychal Judge, will have its world premiere at...

Dec 05, 2005, 00:00 ET

Vanguard Will Vote Proxy for Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Following discussions with Equality Forum, a national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil...

Apr 14, 2005, 01:00 ET

Gay Civil Rights Movement Celebration Set At Independence Hall, Philadelphia for May 1st

PHILADELPHIA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A National Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil...