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Is tonight the night I will be attacked? Will I make it through my shift alive? Will one of my clients try to kill me?

These are thoughts that plague sex workers daily — especially trans sex workers — as violence against them becomes a growing concern in the LGBTQ community.

Philadelphia actor and comedian Kevin Hart was named to co-host the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards, but within 48 hours withdrew after outcry over his past history of homophobic comedy routines and postings on social media.

Given my current back injury rendering me unable to go to the gym, I find myself diving deep into this topic of decency without the upbringing.

A recent meme with a picture of Tom Hardy shaking a homeless man’s hand says, “I was raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the president.” And as honorable as that is, I find it very challenging to understand how someone like me would be able to think the same without a proper upbringing.

I was racing my motorcycle down I-95 in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 as words and statements from years of conversion therapy repeated in my thoughts. Sinner. Sexual deviant. Doomed to hell. You’re not a woman; you weren’t born one and you’ll never be one.

I hit the throttle. My bag shifted and I reached back to steady it. The next thing I remember is lying on the side of the road and praying for death.

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund is looking to continue to fund programs and services for the LGBTQ community with its annual holiday toy-giving event, TOY, which doubles as a celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary.

It’s been 30 years since World AIDS Day was founded at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health for AIDS Prevention.

For 2018 World AIDS Day, the educational theme is “Know your status.”

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