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Up to 4,000 people are expected to converge on Philadelphia for the Creating Change Conference Jan. 18-22. Follow PGN's coverage here as we get ready for and bring you updates from the largest annual gathering of LGBT-rights advocates!  

This story has been updated to include comments from Jose DeMarco.

An ACT UP Philadelphia member was arrested  Dec. 1 while protesting in Washington, D.C. Jose DeMarco was among 10 HIV/AIDS activists who were detained at 2:30 p.m. while protesting Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s and Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The rainy evening did not prevent 40 Democrats from gathering at the William Way LGBT Community Center on Wednesday to discuss  next steps after the presidential election. The Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club invited Mitch Kates, political director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, to speak about what the community can do in preparation for Donald Trump’s presidency.

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