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Political advocate and Democratic strategist Malcolm Kenyatta appears to be edging out his closest competitor in the primary race for state representative of Pennsylvania’s 181st House District after securing a series of key endorsements.

Kenyatta’s most recent endorsement comes from state Sen. Sharif Street of the Third District, which includes North Central Philadelphia, Nicetown, Tioga, Logan, Lower Germantown, Olney, Fern Rock, Crescentville, Roxborough, East Oak Lane, East Hunting Park, East Wyoming and Melrose Park Garden.

 

It took 20 years, says Philly Pride Presents executive director Franny Price, but Margaret Cho is finally taking the stage during the 30th annual Philly Pride parade and festival. Cho started performing around the time Philly Pride was finding its feet, but for a variety of reasons through the years, booking her just kept missing the mark.

 

A New Jersey judge has ordered the owner of a bar to pay more than $9,000 in legal fees for a gay couple who filed suit after being assaulted inside the establishment.

The legal fees and costs are in addition to $31,000 in damages awarded to David Monaco and Florin Nikollaj by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel.

 

A Pennsylvania university is offering a monthly support group for transgender individuals.

Salus University in Elkins Park recently created “Raise Your Voice,” a space intended to provide the transgender community an opportunity to practice different techniques related to voice and other gender-specific communication skills.

A jury trial for Matthew J. White, charged with murdering the boyfriend of a West Philadelphia trans woman, has been postponed until July.

White allegedly killed Barry Jones and assaulted his girlfriend, Vivian Royster, inside Royster’s West Philly residence on Jan. 9, 2017. The motive remains unclear.

Jeffrey J. Marsalis, who sexually assaulted three women in the region before traveling to Idaho and raping a lesbian in that state, recently asked state authorities for parole on his local crimes.

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