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Summit for LGBT rights

The LGBT and ally community is invited to the first-ever Pennsylvania Equality Summit next weekend in State College to discuss strategies for expanding LGBT rights in the state.

Construction began last week on the 12th Street wall of Giovanni’s Room, which needs to be torn down and rebuilt, costing the nation’s oldest LGBT bookstore more than $50,000.

Supporters of the Philadelphia AIDS Thrift gathered Sept.

Thanks to a donation from a longtime member of the City of Brotherly Love Softball League, the local LGBT softball association is in the process of organizing a team to send to the 2010 Gay Games in Germany, July 31-Aug.

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.
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