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Nearly 2,000 people are expected to converge on Reading next weekend — not to hit the sales displays at the region’s famous outlet stores, but rather to display their own LGBT pride at Reading’s third-annual Pride celebration.

GALLOPING INTO SUMMER: Brian Sims (far left, clockwise), chair of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia; Larry Felzer, GALLOP board member and co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Committee on LGBT Rights; Court of Common Pleas Judge Dan Anders; Virginia Essandoh, diversity director at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; Court of Common Pleas Judge Anne Butchart; PBA chancellor Sayde Ladov; and Rebecca Schatschneider, co-chair of PBA's Committee on LGBT Rights, were among numerous legal professionals who met with dozens of law students at the annual Summer Associates and Law Students Reception June 15 at the Ballard offices.

A COMMUNITY CONVENTION: About 1,500 people attended last week's Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, including Ken Oakes, president of the board of director of the Mazzoni Center (from left); Dr.

A local church is inviting the community to take a peek into the minds of men and women living with HIV/AIDS in an innovative exhibit that fuses art with the real-life experiences of the local HIV/AIDS community.

A Philadelphia-area woman with AIDS has received $250,000 from a viatical firm, after she sued it in 2005 for allegedly threatening to stop paying her health-insurance premiums.

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