First-time candidate Henry Sias came within 5,000 votes of becoming the nation’s first transgender male judge Tuesday.
Gov. Tom Wolf spoke at a fundraising event for a local LGBT-advocacy organization Thursday. More than 50 people attended the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club’s Spring Fundraiser at Stir. Henry Sias, who if elected in Tuesday’s primary could become the nation’s first trans male judge, introduced Wolf to the audience.
City attorneys this week filed a petition for reconsideration with the state Supreme Court, hoping to persuade the justices to reverse last month's ruling that SEPTA isn't bound by the city's LGBT-inclusive antibias law.
Local organizations are taking part in a national community-building event for LGBT elders. Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) will partner with AARP for SAGE Table, during which members of the LGBT community participate in mealtime conversations May 18.