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Gloria Casarez (from right), the city’s director of LGBT affairs, introduces the panelists during an LGBT town-hall meeting June 25 at Tavern on Camac.

Former president of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and current board member Dorothy Wax presents Jeremy Gussick (center) with one of the 2009 Platinum Awards during the organization’s Platinum Reception June 25 at PNC Center Hall.

With Philadelphia Magazine’s recent designation of the East Passyunk Square neighborhood in South Philadelphia as the “new gayborhood,” Mazzoni Center’s mobile testing unit and collective crew parked themselves right in the heart of it for National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

President Obama welcomed about 200 LGBT leaders from around the country, including three local activists, to the White House June 29 for a reception to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, during which the president reiterated his support for LGBT-rights issues.

Smithson pleads no contest to child porn

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The Greater Philadelphia Professional Network honored Jeff Sotland (from left), Carrie Jacobs and John Cunningham for their commitment to the local LGBT community during its networking mixer June 17.

About 800 people attended Philadelphia FIGHT’s 10th annual Prevention and Outreach Summit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a record high and at least 200 more than attended last year’s summit.

Two former Archdiocese of Philadelphia students filed separate suits this month alleging sexual abuse by diocesan priests, while a third suit was filed last week against a current diocesan priest.

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