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The Free Library of Philadelphia will hold a special two-part series on the history and legacy of queer women in “Lesbian Herstory Archives: Preserving Our Legacy,” organized by the library’s Literature Department, is broken down into two evenings: one focusing on the history behind LGBT activism and the other on preserving the legacy and raising awareness on available research.

After a lengthy effort, a Philadelphia trans woman was granted a name change last month. The woman, identified in court papers as “A.S.D.,” previously sought relief in Pennsylvania Superior Court to help effectuate her name change.

Gay, bisexual and trans men over the age of 50 received a history lesson on drag performances in the annual Mummers Parade and how thid has been revitalized in recent years. Ian Morrison, who performs in drag as Brittany Lynn, spoke Tuesday during William Way LGBT Community Center’s MorningsOUT Men’s Senior Social.

Representatives from Philadelphia FIGHT, an HIV/AIDS-services nonprofit, last week met with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Members of the nonprofit’s board and staff aimed to discuss its status on PCHR’s report on Gayborhood racism.

Comedian and actor Bill Cosby, who was back in court this week, is expected to return April 2 for the retrial of his sexual-assault case.

The Independence Business Alliance and DVLF recently announced changes to their LGBT Business Scholarship program, including a substantial increase in funding.

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