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At the end of her third year in high school, Ivy* sewed a quilt corresponding to the theme “belonging.” 

The creation’s perimeter is made of pink, purple and blue swatches — a nod to the bisexual flag. It surrounds a smaller, brown square that represents the African-American community and frames a rainbow-colored female symbol at the piece’s center. 

A trans woman who’s suing the University of Pennsylvania and its hospital for medical malpractice, wrongful termination and other wrongdoing continues to fight for the right to remain anonymous as a litigant. 

When it comes to inclusivity on campus, Bryn Mawr College is the new number one.

According to The Princeton Review’s annual ranking of college campuses, released this month, Bryn Mawr College, situated at the Western cap of Philadelphia’s Main Line, earned its spot at the top of LGBTQ-friendly schools in the United States.


Third in a three-part series on mental health

“They say coming out is a continual process,” said Terence Nelson. “I guess I really didn’t expect I’d still be doing it at my age, but in a way, it gives me purpose — educating a whole new group of people about who is gay and what that means. Especially at this age.”

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