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Couples who tie the knot in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection pay an $80 fee to obtain their marriage license, which one member of the couple can then use as proof to have his or her last name changed on myriad documents, like a driver’s license and Social Security card.

A group of about 40 new Philadelphia police officers attended a training session at the Police Academy last week to learn the ins and outs of working effectively with the LGBT community.

The city’s AIDS Activities Coordinating Office sent out a memo late last month to inform local HIV/AIDS service organizations they would be faced with even more financial obstacles after the state slashed funding for Philadelphia’s HIV prevention and education efforts.

The University of Pennsylvania was decked out in rainbows the past few days for the school’s annual LGBT-awareness week, which will wrap up this weekend with the appearance of an out Academy Award winner.

No marker for bookstore this year

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission notified local LGBT bookstore Giovanni’s Room last week that it would not receive the historical marker for which it had applied.

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