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In her 21-year legal career, Tiffany Palmer has dedicated herself to helping LGBTQ clients navigate assisted reproduction and maintain relationships with their children, biological or not.

Dr. Marcus Sandling wants to save lives.

As a young African-American physician with a specialty in infectious disease and working at Mazzoni Center, Sandling has a unique perspective on the health of minority men. Whether it’s helping older black men stop smoking and undergo a colonoscopy or young men get tested for HIV (and stop smoking), Sandling said establishing trust is essential.

Three transgender women filed suit last week in Commonwealth Court, challenging a provision of the state’s name-change law that prevents Pennsylvanians convicted of certain crimes from changing their names.

Showing up to work late, regularly taking hour-long lunches or not completing your daily tasks could get you fired.

 

Few figures in the Philadelphia LGBTQ community are more evocative of the words “road to Stonewall” than Kiyoshi Kuromiya.

Born in the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp for Japanese Americans in Wyoming in 1943, Kuromiya would later tell gay historian Marc Stein in an interview, “I don’t remember a thing about Heart Mountain, although in 1983 my mother and I visited the site of this concentration camp, which the government called a relocation center for Japanese Americans during World War II, two-thirds of whom were American citizens.”

 

At 114 cases per 100,000, Philadelphians are living with HIV at five times the national average rate.

Currently, 19,199 residents are living with HIV, according to a Department of Health report on the most recent data. Youth ages 13-24 accounted for more than 26 percent of new diagnoses in 2017.

To help combat the high rate of infection, health services nonprofit Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers will hold the HIV Prevention and Education Summit on June 11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The conference, part of the organization’s 25th-annual AIDS Education Month event series, aims to inform people about the disease and issues those living with it experience.

 

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) attended a roundtable discussion this week with a group of LGBTQ seniors at the John C. Anderson Apartments.

The roundtable, held May 28, was conducted r to receive feedback on issues impacting LGBTQ seniors that could inform the senator’s efforts to pass the recently-introduced Inclusive Aging Act.

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