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Marriage equality suffered a setback last week when voters in Maine overturned the state’s same-sex marriage law in a ballot initiative that drew intense debate and financial contributions from throughout the country — including from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Local film student Jason Druss, like most college students, is always looking for new ways to pay down his ever-mounting school loans, and recently learned he had successfully fused his filmmaking talents with his support for marriage equality to do just that.

’Dolph Ward Goldenburg, former executive director of the William Way LGBT Community Center, served his last day in that position this week and expressed confidence that the center has chosen an interim leader who will effectively guide the organization through its transition period.

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s third-annual TOY returns this year and is expected to draw a record number of guests, whose generosity will have a direct impact on local youth living with HIV/AIDS.

DADT activist to speak at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania will host a discussion next week with Lt.

Religious services and drag shows are two venues that don’t typically converge, but they will next week when residents at a local HIV/AIDS housing organization host a unique fundraiser.

Steve Glassman, chair of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, jokingly “knights” former Delaware Valley Legacy Fund executive director Perry Monastero during an Oct.

Kurt Douglass (left), director of marketing and fundraising for Team Philadelphia, welcomed Stephan Collet, director of promotions and marketing for the 2010 Gay Games, along with Annette Wachter, CEO of the games, to Tavern on Camac Nov.

While Philadelphia Democrats Seth Williams and Alan Butkovitz trounced their Republican opponents to win the district attorney and city controller races, respectively, conservatives won big elsewhere in Tuesday’s election.

National LGBT agency Lambda Legal filed a complaint last week with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, charging that staff at a local youth facility harassed and discriminated against a teenage transgender girl in its care.

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