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Out candidate Tiffany Palmer has won in the May 2019 primary election for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. 

"I'm very excited to be able to win by running a campaign based on progressive values and integrity," Palmer said. 

Heather Kemp has worked on Palmer's campaign. 

"I’m not sure that there’s a more genuine or compassionate person that could have run," Kemp said. "It’s a long, hard road to win something like this, and she has done everything in an upstanding way, and I’m really proud of her for that."

Palmer's daughter, Ellie Palmer, watched her mother win the election. 

"Thank god she won," Ellie Palmer said. 

For the first time in its 31-year history, the Philly Pride parade will be aired on TV.

Local network 6abc will film the June 9 procession and air a one-hour segment June 30 at 1 p.m.

 Since its founding five years ago, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, an organization that advocates for queer Latinx communities, has been working on the ground to educate, organize and ultimately liberate queer, Latinx immigrants.This weekend, from May 15 through 17, the national organization comes to Philadelphia for its first national conference: Mi Existires es Resistir 2019 National Encuentro.

 State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-181st Dist.) recently announced plans to introduce legislation aimed at placing more mental-health providers in Pennsylvania’s public schools to prevent bullying and suicide.

Anita Cornwell had been an out lesbian for more than two decades when Stonewall happened. She had wandered the small streets of Greenwich Village in the 1940s-1950s and had written about her experiences in The Ladder, where she was the first black lesbian to write for the publication. She also wrote about her experiences as a black woman in Negro Digest.

Part two of a two-part series about domestic violence and LGBTQ relationships 

“He liked seeing me cry,” Chantal says.

Her voice is unwavering, with no hint of tears. Even in the slightly disjunctive images of Skype, Chantal seems calm as she tells the story of how, for three years, her boyfriend abused her verbally and physically, and how hard it was for her to leave him.

More than 5,000 people are expected to fill the streets of New Hope, Pennsylvania on Saturday for the city’s 16th-annual Pride celebration.

The event will feature more than 800 parade marchers, its largest-ever participant count. 

At Philadelphia’s annual Pride celebration, Celena Morrison can typically be spotted coordinating volunteers and orchestrating tabling for the William Way LGBT Community Center.

This year, she’ll take on a different role. Morrison is one of nine people that Philly Pride Presents, the organizer of the city’s Pride, has announced as Grand Marshals for PrideDay 2019. 

Normally around this time, Jesse Pires would be scheduling the Lightbox Film Center’s next year of programs. 

But the chief curator’s 2020 vision is still a little foggy. 

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