News Briefing: March 31-April 6, 2017

News Briefing: March 31-April 6, 2017

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Free Legal Clinic will assist LGBT elders with preparing documents

The LGBT Elder Initiative and the AIDS Law Project will host their 2017 LGBT Legal Clinic to advise in the preparation of documents such as wills, living wills, disposition of remains and medical and financial powers of attorney. Attendees can meet with an attorney one-on-one to complete these documents. 

The volunteer attorneys from the AIDS Law Project, Community Legal Services and Temple University Beasley School of Law will prepare only simple wills, which do not include real estate, multiple beneficiaries or guardianship in relation to children. For more-involved matters, the attorneys will offer referrals to private attorneys who can provide assistance for a fee.

The 2017 LGBT Legal Clinic will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 8 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Visit to register.

 — Jeremy Rodriguez

Passover seder set for April 

An LGBTQ and allies community Passover seder will be held 6-9 p.m. April 13 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. The event is sponsored by J.Proud, a consortium of 30 local Jewish organizations.

The seder is a ceremonial kosher dinner that includes vegetarian/vegan options, wine and dessert. A service will be led by Ariana Katz, a rabbinical student.

 J. Proud is a program of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia.

“With everything going on in the world, it’s critical to have spaces like this, where we can come together with our families and communities,” said Phoenix Schneider, director of J.Proud. “It’s so powerful. We have conversations around inclusions and uniting for social justice. Everyone is encouraged to participate in these discussions. We’re looking forward to a meaningful evening.”

Tickets are $30 per person; $18 for students and seniors; and $10 for those under 18. “Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds,” Schneider added.

For financial assistance, contact Schneider at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

— Timothy Cwiek


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