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Attic Youth Center appoints new executive director

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After a 14-month search, The Attic Youth Center has appointed John Fisher-Klein as their new executive director. Fisher-Klein, who grew up in southern Delaware...

Thirty years ago, Philly was the center of the gay softball...

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In August 1993, the city of Philadelphia welcomed 1,700 visitors and 75 teams from across North America for the Gay Softball World Series. Mayor...

Healthcare facility awarded $16,000 from deceased gay man’s partner

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Attorneys for an indigent gay man have vowed to appeal a 2-1 arbitration verdict, ordering him to pay about $16,000 to St. Monica Center...

Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

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You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season. In March, bestselling author Andrew...

Local org hosts performing arts series curated by Philly poet Ursula...

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The organization Intercultural Journeys is hosting the second season of Close Ups, a series of performances and conversations curated this year by legendary Philadelphia...

International News: Switzerland passes marriage equality

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In a sweeping national referendum and with a nearly two-thirds majority of the vote, Switzerland legalized same-sex marriage on Sept. 26.  According to results from...

Philly School District and Big Brothers Big Sisters host first ever...

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In a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) and Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBS Independence), LGBTQ+ students got a chance to...

Healthcare facility seeks $21,000 from deceased gay man’s partner

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St. Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is seeking about $21,000 from an indigent gay man to help pay for his late partner’s hospice...

International News: Pope Francis speaks on LGBTQ issues

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A transcript of Pope Francis’s Sept. 12 meeting in Slovakia with 53 Jesuit priests at the nunciature in Bratislava was released on Sept. 21....

Chambersburg, PA approves LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

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The Town Council of Chambersburg, a 22,000-person borough about 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg, voted to adopt an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on September 20....

Philly-based BEAT-HIV Collaboratory receives NIH grant to advance cure-directed research

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a five-year, $29.15 million grant to the BEAT-HIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory in order to advance research initiatives...

Pa. Senate Republicans subpoena voters’ social security numbers, including LGBTQ voters

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by Stephen Caruso With the 2021 general election now closer than 2020’s, Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to request identifying information on Pennsylvania’s roughly 9 million...

10 years after “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a new world for...

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“Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the 1994 policy that barred openly LGBTQ people from serving in the military, officially ended on September 20, 2011. For...

Half of LGBTQ workers have faced job discrimination, new report finds

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A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law reveals stunning details about job discrimination against LGBT people. According to the report,...

Queer, BIPOC-inclusive craft market comes back with in-person events

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In the midst of a summer semi-derailed by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, it’s important to make space for communal events that might provide...

Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT seeking to increase PrEP education and accessibility

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Mazzoni Center’s Washington Square West Project will host its first ever PrEP Rally on Monday, September 20 from noon to 6:00 p.m at 1201...

Texas abortion ban has implications for Pennsylvania — and 2022

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On May 19, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) signed a law that bans abortions after six weeks, before most people even know they are pregnant....

Sex education and social justice through fashion

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Many sex education and social justice organizations exist in Philadelphia, but Prevention Meets Fashion (PMF) seems to be the only one that offers educational...

Human Rights Campaign fires President Alphonso David for “significant untruths”

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Alphonso David has been fired as president of Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the country’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group. The action came late Labor Day...

Get Out! LGBTQ travelers show how to travel safely this fall

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Just when we thought it was safe to hit the road, we were walloped by the Delta variant, the latest plot twist in the...

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