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A look at the LGBTQ+ elected officials in the Philadelphia region

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In recent years, more and more members of the LGBTQ+ community have been running for public office, and many have been elected. In 2022,...

Member names released for DA’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

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On Jan. 21, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office released the names and brief biographies of the members of its new LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. The committee...

State Senate bills seek to aid name changes for trans Pennsylvanians

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A cadre of Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate are seeking their colleagues’ support for a package of bills aimed at lifting the legal...

Love + Solidarity event to emphasize the diversity of love at...

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In the spirit of togetherness and love in all forms, William Way LGBT Community Center will host its annual Love + Solidarity festival on...

Restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men persist despite...

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to lift its three-month celibacy requirement for donations from men who have sex with men (MSM),...

Community leaders raise funds for trans focused LGBTQ+ Safe Haven

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The leaders of Ark of Safety LGBTQ+ Safe Haven, a faith-based nonprofit that runs out of Next Level Revival Church, are working towards getting...

Trans woman sues Temple Health

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A Philadelphia Trans woman has filed suit in federal court, alleging that Temple University Health System dismissed her as a dietary aide because she...

New poll shows LGBTQ youth mental health negatively impacted by anti-trans...

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A poll released January 10 by the Trevor Project shows that over two-thirds of LGBTQ+ youth say their mental health has been negatively impacted...

AIDS Activities Coordinating Office seeks proposals for TelePrEP program

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Philadelphia’s Activities Coordinating Office (AACO), a department of the Department of Public Health, recently put out a request for proposals (RFP) to establish a...

2022 starts with Anti-LGBT+ bills proposed

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The new year has barely started, and 2022 is already a bad year for LGBTQ people. Republican legislators in Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma,...

Community Briefs: January 12, 2022

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Stephen Kulp elected to Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors Stephen Kulp, a gay, Asian American lawyer who practices insurance defense, was elected to the...

Bebashi offering new support group to trans people of color

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The team at Bebashi Transition to Hope continues to provide a safe spaces for transgender and gender nonbinary people of color through the support...

Patricia Colleen O’Connell, 74

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Patricia Colleen O’Connell, 74, died at home on December 28th. Known by everyone as Colleen, she was the spouse of Connie Youkon for 42...

Sixers host annual Pride Night

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The Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their annual Pride Night on January 3 at the Wells Fargo Center, along with a victory over the Houston Rockets...

Philly’s unique and successful Way Home program is helping LGBTQ people...

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This story first appeared in Billy Penn. Asyod Boyd’s personality spilled out all over his second-floor Southwest Philly apartment. There’s a set of weights in...

International News: Trans pride at the highest peaks

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Erin Parisi, a trans mountain climber, has set herself on a journey of international trans pride. She intends to fly the trans flag from...

Veteran Pgh. blogger Sue Kerr launches new LGBTQ nonprofit

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By Frank Pizzoli Sometimes chaos creates its own order. And now award-winning Pittsburgh-based blogger Sue Kerr has connected all the dots. The result is Pittsburgh LGBTQ...

Judge orders feds to assess inmate for gender-confirmation surgery

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Citing undue delays, a federal judge in Illinois last week ordered the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to assess an inmate for gender-confirmation surgery....

Person Of The Year: Elizabeth Coffey Williams

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“I always say that what I do is, in my eyes, relatively small,” said LGBTQ+ advocate, quilter and former actress Elizabeth Coffey Williams. “But...

2021: The Year In Review

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Canadians got a ban on conversion therapy. The U.S. didn’t.  The U.S. also didn’t get the Equality Act despite all the election rhetoric in 2020....

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