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COLOURS to host HIV forum

The COLOURS Organization Inc.

The second-annual Latino Pride Festival June 6 drew more than 2,500 LGBT and ally individuals to North Philadelphia, a 25-percent increase in attendance from last year’s inaugural festival.

The William Way LGBT Community Center unveiled its long-awaited elevator during its annual Building Bash June 6.

A cookout June 6 in Fairmount Park, organized by Philadelphia FIGHT to recognize the start of the group’s AIDS Education Month, drew supporters such as Youth Health Empowerment Project volunteers Morgan Richards (clockwise, from back row, left) and Gary Williams; cookout volunteer Edward Lowry; AIDS Library reference librarian Ben Remsen; AmeriCorps volunteers Maria Cruz and Nancy Hunnarson; FIGHT counselor and tester Waheedah Shabazz-El; and cookout attendee Phozia Shama.

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed with the Obama administration and upheld Pentagon policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

The local LGBT community has much pride to celebrate Sunday at the annual Pride Parade and Festival.

Local youth to gather for LGBT prom

The Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative and The Attic Youth Center will stage the 14th annual Alternative Prom for LGBT and ally youth from 8 p.
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