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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Museum of the American Revolution will welcome transgender author Alex Myers (born “Alice”) to its History After Hours series March 6 with an event entitled, “Fierce Females.” Myers penned the 2014 novel “Revolutionary,” based on his real-life ancestor Deborah Sampson Gannett, who dressed as a strapping male soldier to fight in the Revolutionary War.

Almost a year after the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission requested public feedback on proposed LGBT-friendly agency guidance, the matter remains under consideration. The guidance would facilitate PHRC investigations of LGBT antibias complaints, despite the lack of explicit LGBT protections in state or federal antibias laws.

The Human Rights Campaign is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year. The 22nd-annual dinner gala will be held 5-10 p.m. Feb. 24 at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St. The event also will feature dinner, dancing, a silent auction and speakers.

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