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Joan Rivers benefit

The Career Wardrobe, a nonprofit shop that works to provide professional attire for women seeking employment, is staging a benefit party next weekend that pays tribute to gay icon Joan Rivers.

The 700 kids who passed through the doors of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance last year came from all areas of the city, all family backgrounds and represented an array of ages, but they all had one thing in common: They were all victims of sexual abuse.

The University of Pennsylvania’s LGBT Center hosted its first-ever Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial service Nov.

The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Nov.

Members of the Police Liaison Committee met with representatives of the Sixth Police District this week to address ongoing issues like prostitution and drug dealing in the Gayborhood, suggesting personal and electronic surveillance are needed to monitor crime in the area.

Out attorney wins award

The Philadelphia Business Journal recently named Deborah Willig, the openly lesbian managing partner of a local law firm, as one of its 2010 Women of Distinction.

The Attic Youth Center hosted a small reception for a number of the agency’s continuous donors last week, during which the organization pulled back the curtains on its newly designed insignia.

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