News Briefing: Oct. 7-13, 2016

News Briefing: Oct. 7-13, 2016

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Chesco LGBT organization hosts second health fair

The LGBT Equality Alliance based in Chester County will hold its second-annual health fair from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 16.

The free event takes place at the Phoenixville YMCA, 400 E. Pothouse Road, Schuylkill Township.

LGBT organizations, health and wellness groups and LGBT-friendly corporate partners will have booths at the event. There will also be blood-pressure screenings and massages.

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 Lib City picks location for fall fundraiser

The Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club announced this week that its fall fundraiser will take place upstairs at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St., at 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

It costs $25 to attend. Sponsorship opportunities are also available from $100-$1,000.

The fundraiser kicks off with games like Hillary Pantsuit Bingo and Presidential Trivia. Prizes include free drinks and campaign paraphernalia for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. The event ends with watching the third and final presidential debate.

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Allentown LGBT center to help veterans sign up for benefits

The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to begin offering benefits enrollment assistance to veterans.

The first session takes place 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the center, 522 W. Maple St. It’s free to attend.

Further sessions will take place at the same time on the third Wednesday of each month. The center plans to do this for at least a year, said Adrian Shanker, executive director, adding the program could continue if there is enough interest in the community.

“Ensuring that LGBT veterans know how to enroll for VA benefits is core to the dream of health equity for LGBT people,” Shanker said in a statement.

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