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After two years of production, TransWork, a job resource program built by Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce Independence Business Alliance (IBA) launches this fall with a series of workshops and job fairs built to benefit the city’s trans and nonbinary communities.

At the end of her third year in high school, Ivy* sewed a quilt corresponding to the theme “belonging.” 

The creation’s perimeter is made of pink, purple and blue swatches — a nod to the bisexual flag. It surrounds a smaller, brown square that represents the African-American community and frames a rainbow-colored female symbol at the piece’s center. 

A trans woman who’s suing the University of Pennsylvania and its hospital for medical malpractice, wrongful termination and other wrongdoing continues to fight for the right to remain anonymous as a litigant. 

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