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About 50 people turned out Saturday afternoon, including Mayor Nutter, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 13th and Locust streets to kick off “There’s No Place Like Home,” a two-week celebration of the 40-year history of the Gayborhood.

Local LGBT film festival QFest is honoring several pioneering LGBT filmmakers and actors throughout this year’s festival, and the first two awards were given out during its opening weekend.

City attorneys want a federal judge to clear the way for the eviction of a Boy Scouts of America council from a city-owned building, even though federal jurors said the Scouts’ rights were violated during the eviction process.

The William Way LGBT Community Center is opening its doors this week for two separate exhibits — one that celebrates the vibrancy of LGBT communities of faith, and another that recognizes the individual contributions of several local LGBT artists.

Hearing on trans complaint delayed

A scheduled public hearing of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations on a discrimination complaint filed by a local transgender woman against a city department was continued last week.

The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between June 28-July 4.

Pioneering LGBT activist Frank Kameny (standing) rode past Independence Hall in last weekend’s Fourth of July parade, along with activist Randy Wicker (from right) and PGN publisher Mark Segal.
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