Albert J. “AJ” Irvin, Jr., a local actor and bartender at The Bike Stop, died April 25 of sepsis. He was 46.
A local queer Latinx social-justice organization announced two individuals and one organization as the honorees for its annual leadership awards ceremony. GALAEI will honor Gabriela Sanchez, Valentina Rosario and the Black & Brown Workers Collective at the eighth-annual David Acosta Revolutionary Leadership Awards (DARLA) next week.
Within 10 days, Mazzoni Center saw the resignation of its CEO, board president and medical director and the cancellation of its annual fundraising gala — all while the organization is weeks away from its long-anticipated relocation.
The first-floor meeting room at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia in Fairmount Park swelled with people last weekend who had gathered for “Coming Out As An Intergenerational Family Affair: Perspectives from a Father, Mother and Son,” presented by gay historian Dr. Nathaniel Frank and his parents.
In a 4-3 decision, the state Supreme Court this week said SEPTA isn't under the authority of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, which enforces the city's LGBT-inclusive Fair Practices Ordinance.