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Abraham Tomo, Jr. wants everyone to think about how it would feel during the winter to be a homeless LGBTQ youth or elder in Center City, North Philly, Kensington, West Philly or South Philly. He wants folks to give what they can to that person.


The Philadelphia Liberty Tennis Association (PLTA) will host a holiday tennis social at the Riverwinds Golf and Tennis Club in West Deptford, New Jersey.  On Dec. 21, professionals from the club will play tennis with people of all levels in the form of structured games and drills, as well as more relaxed rallying. This year, PLTA, a nonprofit itself, will provide generous donations to The Attic Youth Center and local organization Legacy Youth Tennis and Education.

Bread & Roses Community Fund, which supports community-based groups pursuing racial and economic equity, recently made $160,000 in grants to 16 local grassroots groups dedicated to supporting women, girls, trans and gender non-conforming people in making societal change.


On Dec. 3, trans attorney Julie Chovanes filed a legal document explaining why she’s asking Commonwealth Court to reverse a lower court’s decision and grant her access to records at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office relating to the Nizah Morris incident.


St Joseph’s University said Noel Koenke was told to be discreet about her same-sex relationship due to Roman Catholic doctrine

Officials at St. Joseph’s University last week urged a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit of a lesbian who claims “hateful” pressure from supervisors to conceal her sexual orientation ruined her career, caused her to attempt suicide and resulted in the dissolution of her marriage.

This week, the Philadelphia Police Department held the latest of its Coffee with a Cop community outreach events — this time in the heart of the gayborhood at Starbucks at 12th and Walnut Streets. The events intend to solicit feedback from specific communities and to enable area residents to get to know, in an informal setting, some of the officers serving their neighborhood.

Action Wellness, a nonprofit that helps those in the Greater Philadelphia area living with chronic diseases, held its 28th-annual Friends for Life Awards event Wednesday night to celebrate community members who have made a difference in the lives of people living with HIV. 

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