News Briefings

LGBT vets sought for parade 

LGBT veterans and supporters are invited to participate in next month’s Veterans Parade. 

Cosby retrial date set

Bill Cosby’s second trial on allegations that he sexually assaulted a lesbian will begin April 2, according to an order delivered by Judge Steven O’Neill last week. 

IBA seeking trans input in focus group

Independence Business Alliance, the region’s LGBT chamber of commerce, will host a focus group next week to solicit input from the local trans community on a new initiative.

Anti-bullying nonprofit hosts annual fundraising gala

A local anti-bullying nonprofit this month will host its annual fundraising gala.

GALAEI program hosts dance-party fundraiser

A peer-led transgender program in Philadelphia will host a dance party fundraiser for the Philly Trans March 2017. GALAEI’s Trans Equity Project, formerly known as the TransHealth Information Project (TIP), will host SLAY! to celebrate the resiliency of the transgender and gender-nonconforming communities.

TMAN explores masculinity

An organization dedicated to empowering people of color who are on the trans-masculine spectrum is hosting a community conversation about masculinity this weekend. 

“What is Healthy Masculinity?” will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at GALAEI, 149 W. Susquehanna Ave.

The discussion will center on how traditional conceptions of masculinity are built and how the trans community can break those molds. Refreshments will be served and SEPTA tokens will be available to those who join the Trans-Health Information Project.

Fall Ball registration opens

Registration for the fall season of the City of Brotherly Love Softball League opened last week.

The slow-pitch LGBT softball league begins its Fall Ball games Sept. 10, with games on the successive five Sundays. Registration is $35 and includes a T-shirt.

For more information, visit

— Jen Colletta

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