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Eric Morrison, an openly gay candidate for Delaware State Representative, was endorsed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund earlier this month. He is running to represent the 27th district, which covers the area of Newark, Glasgow and Bear. If elected, he would be the first openly LGBTQ+ member in both the Delaware House and Senate.   

 

Philadelphia school-district officials have settled the lawsuit filed by Amanda  Wible, a former public school student who maintains she suffered severe bullying because she’s gender nonconforming.

 

Valley Youth House organized the annual Philadelphia Youth Count in conjunction with the Office of Homeless Services. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Valley Youth House volunteers worked on the street to count homeless youth and survey them about their housing situation. This occurred during two shifts, from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., and again from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

 

 

The 2019-20 Philadelphia Resident Survey details responses to city services such as public safety, healthcare, community programs and education, among other services that impact quality of life. It also breaks down Philadelphia demographics, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, education level and other identifying factors.  

 

On Jan. 21, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation banning the use of an LGBT-panic defense to get a reduced penalty for committing a homicide in the state. The New Jersey Senate unanimously passed the legislation last month. With Murphy’s signature, the Garden State has become the ninth state in the nation to pass such legislation, along with New York, Hawaii, California, Rhode Island, Illinois, Maine, Nevada and Connecticut.

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