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Members of the local LGBT and ally Jewish community have recently been mobilizing to press an area newspaper to overturn its policy toward coverage of same-sex couples.

The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League, which began organizing late last year and officially launched in the spring, will kick off its inaugural fall season this weekend after having spent the past several months gaining momentum and credibility among the local and national LGBT sports scenes.

Director of LGBT affairs for the mayor’s office Gloria Casarez (left) was the guest of honor of Rainbow Eye co-owners Iris Melendez and Brenda Torres at a breast cancer awareness “beef and brew” fundraiser on the bar’s patio Aug.

Philadelphia Black Gay Pride held a “Meet the Board” social event at American Pub on Aug.

The Independence Squares held their first fall open-house dance party Sept.

A controversial Jamaican singer who has promoted the murder of gays in his music will appear as scheduled for a local concert next weekend, despite show cancellations in other cities.

AIDS thrift hosts birthday celebrations

The Philadelphia AIDS Thrift, a local shop that donates a portion of all its proceeds to local HIV/AIDS organizations, will stage several parties, special events and sales this month to mark its fourth anniversary.

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