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I did not know October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. How could this get past me? Antar Bush — psychotherapist, professor of social work and public health, social-justice columnist — how could I not be aware of this “day of unity” devoted to all the victims and survivors of LGBTQ intimate-partner violence?

The U.S. Department of Justice has levied a new attack against transgender people.

In a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, Solicitor General Noel Francisco insisted that businesses can discriminate against workers based on their gender identity without violating federal law.

President Trump’s latest anti-LGBTQ move to stoke his base two weeks before the midterm elections may backfire.

As protests unfold in front of the White House and across the country, in Philadelphia, a “Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance”’ in LOVE Park Oct. 23 brought the community out in solidarity and outrage with signs reflecting the Twitter hashtag: “We will not be erased.”

The history of lesbian literature is, for many of us, a critical piece of our own personal lesbian history as well as our larger LGBT history. Novels, poems and essays have so often opened up the queer world for us –– we’ve seen the words of other lesbians and recognized ourselves in those words. Sappho may have been the first lesbian poet, but there have been many others whose words and work have helped us understand our own hearts and experiences.

Each of us who was at Stonewall has a different view of the event. They run the gamut from it being a rebellion, a riot, a revolution or simply a night of the queens having fun and taking over their home, Christopher Street. There are many other versions espoused by people who were there — historical scholars, journalists and people who like to make things up. Let’s parse the facts and inconsistences of all of these views.

Daniel Smith Jr. is looking to unseat incumbent Daryl Metcalfe in the 12th Legislative District in the general election Nov. 6. Metcalfe has held the seat since 1999. Smith hopes to bring his socially conscious and progressive agenda to Harrisburg. He is running for his first elected position after feeling the need to “do something” in response to feeling unrepresented by the incumbent.

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund is a vital Philadelphia LGBTQ philanthropic organization to which members of the community could contribute, add to their wills and spread the word to enhance fundraising.

To accomplish these goals, the organization added eight new board members this week.

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