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ACT UP Philadelphia, a non-partisan group devoted to combatting HIV and AIDS, is sponsoring free buses to the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, when justices will hear three cases concerning whether LGBTQ people are protected from workplace discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 

Dr. Sherman Leis, a pioneer of gender-affirmation surgery for trans people, has joined Delaware County Memorial Hospital, an Upper Darby institution that is part of the Crozer-Keystone health system, as an attending surgeon. 

This month, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted and co-sponsored a conference "to address the challenges of gender and sexual identity problems" featuring an anti-gay group focused on conversion therapy and "curing" homosexuality.

In the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Healthcare Equality Index, Philadelphia was among the highest-ranked cities in the country for LGBTQ-friendly medical care. But is the city able to care for its trans population? 

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