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Blondell Reynolds Brown will be giving up her seat on Philadelphia City Council when her term expires, but she makes it clear she’s not retiring.

Reynolds Brown, whose position as Majority Whip makes her the only woman serving in City Council leadership, made her announcement Jan. 18 at the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall, and referred to retirement as a four-letter word.

Pets may be family in your household, but Pennsylvania law says otherwise

You have a pet — your beloved dog. You think of your dog as a member of the family. You are getting divorced. Who gets the dog? Or who gets any pet for that matter?

It’s been another tumultuous year, but at least in 2018 we started talking about HIV again.

Let’s face it, we’ve had a rough year. More senseless shootings, more #MeToo controversies, more attacks on trans and immigrant rights – and more budget cuts affecting those living with HIV.

Dr. Jessica Rothchild, an LGBTQ advocate and out lesbian, has declared her candidacy for a seat on Scranton City Council.

Rothchild, 29, is a Democrat and will be running for a four-year term. If elected, she will be the first out lesbian serving on the council.

The Philadelphia Falcons Soccer Club is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding with a banquet Jan. 26 at William Way LGBT Community Center. The event will include dinner, dancing, awards, raffles and prizes, and is open to the entire community. Tickets for the evening are free to players with full-year memberships, $10 for half-year members, and $25 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at phillyfalcons.leagueapps.com/store.

Deja Lynn Alvarez, an LGBTQ advocate and trans woman, has announced her candidacy for an at-large seat on the Philadelphia City Council.

Alvarez is the city’s first trans candidate for an at-large seat on the council and said it is time for someone with a fresh perspective on important community issues.

As the newly appointed co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden, Kimberly Mutcherson’s goals include imbuing in each student a sense of how the law can improve people’s lives.

As the first black lesbian to be named co-dean, Mutcherson said her academic work advocating for reproductive justice and equality will continue alongside her high-profile position.

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