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Giovanni’s Room vandalized

Two basement windows on the Pine Street side of LGBT bookstore Giovanni’s Room were smashed this week.

This summer, Provence Catering enlisted the help of PGN in finding two local committed LGBT couples deserving of free commitment ceremonies.

Jane Shull, executive director of Philadelphia FIGHT, presents the agency’s Jonathan Lax Award to John S.

Stormy Lundy and Joe Matthews, co-chairs of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s TOY 2009, gather with the 900-plus items the event netted, which will be distributed to children in the HIV/AIDS unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this weekend.

A New Jersey Senate committee narrowly passed a bill this week that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Garden State, but legislators delayed a scheduled full Senate vote on the measure.

Six members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a virulently antigay and anti-Semitic organization based in Kansas, visited Philadelphia and New Jersey this week, but were met with strong resistance from the LGBT and ally communities.

Fashion show fundraiser

Fashion insiders, celebrities and community members will join together from 7-10 p.

New York native and recent college graduate Hope Steinman-Iacullo moved to Philadelphia this past summer, bringing with her a history of LGBT and social-justice activism, which she will incorporate into her new position with a local grantmaking agency.

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