A few months ago, after years of controversy over his appointment as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, Eugene Robinson gave the opening invocation at an inaugural concert honoring Barack Obama. As he sat 20 feet away from the soon-to-be president, Robinson said Tuesday night, one thought came to mind: "You've come a long way baby."
Jacob Kaskey, policy and outreach coordinator for Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, says that the movement for LGBT rights is gaining momentum. “It’s an exciting time for the LGBT movement because you have a lot of states taking really positive steps toward providing equality for all of their citizens, whether passing protection against discrimination or providing marriage equality.”
Richard Amsel’s original drawings for movie posters are featured in a retrospective exhibition at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The multimedia exhibit is a celebration of the artist, who died of AIDS in 1985, and an introduction to the Richard Amsel Illustration Collection, recently donated to UArts by longtime Amsel friend Dorian Hannaway.
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has released a map they helped create this summer in collaboration with grad student Tyler Dahlberg, showing Philly bicycle crashes between 2007 and 2012. The map, created with PennDOT statistics, is incredibly interactive, showing specific sites and the number of crashes at each. I was not able to embed it [...]
It’s well known that liberals have a lot of problems with how Gov. Corbett wants to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania. But as the governor moves forward with his expansion-lite plan, it turns out some conservatives may not be too into the idea, either. And the particular conservatives opposing the plan probably aren’t taking it laying down. The [...]