As a decision nears in the Boy Scouts eviction case, the Scouts have filed court papers focusing attention on a program they say is open to all Philadelphia youths, including gays and atheists.
Participants at last year’s SundayOUT! braved the rain with ponchos and rainbow umbrellas as they perused the sodden offerings along Market Street, but the Equality Forum street festival is set to make an even bigger splash this year with a new location, new activities and a new atmosphere.
Philadelphia FIGHT last week welcomed more than 100 service providers, criminal-justice workers and HIV/AIDS activists to celebrate the launch of its new Institute for Community Justice, which will provide resources and heighten awareness about HIV among those who were previously incarcerated.
The Philadelphia Association of the United Church of Christ voted unanimously April 18 to accept the Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church as its newest member church, one of several steps the Chestnut Hill congregation has pursued in recent years to open its doors even wider to the LGBT community.
A local law firm headed by an openly lesbian managing partner was recently recognized by a pro-bono legal-services agency for its longtime volunteer representation of underprivileged Philadelphians.
The Liberty City Democratic Club held its endorsement meeting last week, with members selecting the slate of candidates they felt would best represent the LGBT community at the state and federal levels.
A district court judge last month dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Kutztown University police officer who alleged his rights were violated when he refused to remove anti-LGBT protesters from the campus.