Melina M. Waldo, a passionate ally of the local LGBT community for more than 20 years, died earlier this month. She was 76.
Fredia Hurdle, who was among more than two-dozen people who successfully sued the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to secure marriage equality, died last week, after suffering a stroke Aug. 7. She was 50.
Ralph Everline, former Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia deacon and owner of Fairview Barber Shop, died April 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Central Pennsylvania of cardiac arrest.