Councilman Mark Squila is spearheading a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for individuals under age 18 in Philadelphia.
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.