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John C. Anderson Apartments, an affordable LGBT-friendly senior housing complex, once again has been recognized by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as having the Best Community Flower Garden.

Robert Szwajkos' resume is a short history of LGBTQ achievements. He's been a participant in the Gay Games, a guest conductor for Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus and, as an attorney, counsel for LGBTQ organizations and HIV/AIDS groups. He's also practiced bankruptcy law in the U.S. and internationally.


Justice Cillo-Smith is a student at Liberty Middle School in West Orange, New Jersey. When she wore her new yellow T-shirt to school on Sept. 25, she didn’t expect to be the topic of the school district’s next Board of Education meeting — let alone land in the news. She just liked the T-shirt based on “The Prom,” a musical about a lesbian who isn’t allowed to bring her girlfriend to prom.

Matthew Shepard’s parents criticize AG Barr on LGBT rights

NBC News reported the parents of murdered gay college student Matthew Shepard have accused Attorney General William Barr of hypocritical stances on LGBT rights.

Nearly 6,000 people participated in more than 450 conversations Oct. 17 as a part of On The Table Philly —  an engagement initiative designed to “elevate civic conversation” and foster community.


Last week, State Rep. Brian Sims hosted a legislative policy hearing in Center City about comprehensive sex education for Pennsylvania’s youth. The hearing spoke to HB1586, the Comprehensive Sex Ed Bill, introduced into the State House last February and referred to the Committee on Education last June.

Days after opening its first U.K. restaurant, Chick-fil-A announces it will close

Chick-fil-A opened the doors of its first United Kingdom restaurant Oct. 10, marking the popular but controversial chicken chain’s second location outside the United States as it seeks to expand internationally. Nine days later, the company announced that it will close the location within six months.

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