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TransWork, an employment program for trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people, will hold its second job fair Nov. 4 in collaboration with health insurance company Independence Blue Cross.

Kentucky city rejects anti-discrimination ordinance

Officials in a south-central Kentucky city have again voted against an ordinance that would add specific housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender residents according to the Daily News.

The Bowling Green City Commission voted 3-2 on May 7 to reject the second reading of the ordinance. The vote came after three hours of impassioned discussion and comments from 85 speakers.

New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosting event

The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce has partnered with TD Bank to host an event for the development of local businesses.

Independence Business Alliance has something for everyone in April

Make new connections with Professional Women’s Roundtable and Independence Business Alliance members at an informal happy hour. Network with local professionals in a variety of industries; learn more about the educational, developmental and volunteer opportunities available to members; and about the IBA’s Women in Business event series.
5:30-7:30 p.m., April 6 at Porta, 1216 Chestnut St.

United Airlines to offer non-binary gender option

New Jersey’s largest airline provider said it will be the first U.S. airline to allow customers to select a non-binary gender option when booking flights and travel. United Airlines accounts for roughly two-thirds of all passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport.

ACT UP to co-host City Council forum

ACT UP is joining the MLK Dare Coalition and United with the Alliance for a Just Philadelphia a to host an all-inclusive City Council forum. More than 70 candidates are seeking council seats in each of the 10 districts and the seven at-Large seats. ACT UP is a member of The Alliance also.

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