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The John C. Anderson Apartments, an LGBT-friendly affordable housing complex for seniors, will hold its second Intergenerational Play Date event this month. Employees from Philadelphia Family Pride (PFP) the Office of LGBT Affairs and the William Way Community Center worked hand in hand to organize the event. 

The AIDS Service Organization (ASO) Action Wellness has once again teamed up with Kimpton Hotel Palomar to organize the annual Glamsino Royale fundraiser event. On Thursday, Feb. 20, the hotel’s top floor will embody a Cannes Film Festival-inspired casino scene where guests can enjoy swanky cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and engage in classic gambling fare like roulette and Blackjack. 

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Philadelphia Gay News is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a solutions-oriented collaborative reporting project on poverty and Philadelphia's push for economic justice.

 


 

The LGBTQ+ subset of the City of Philadelphia’s Complete Count Committee met last week at Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau to discuss methods of publicizing the importance of the census to members of the city's LGBTQ+ community. The Complete Count Committee advises Philly Counts 2020, which leads Philadelphia’s grassroots engagement efforts to increase awareness and participation in the 2020 Census, particularly in communities that have been historically underrepresented in the count. 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their sixth Annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families. The report assesses how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. This year, 17 states and Washington, D.C., won the SEI's highest rating.

South Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldier

South Korea's military decided Jan. 22 to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender- affirmation surgery, a ruling expected to draw strong criticism from human rights groups.

Court rules for gay couple in Indiana birth certificate suit

The Journal & Courier reported a federal appeals court sided with a gay married couple who challenged Indiana's birth records law, arguing that it discriminates against them and their children because birth certificates don't account for same-sex spouses as parents.

Court rules for gay couple in Indiana birth certificate suit

The Journal & Courier reported a federal appeals court sided with a gay married couple who challenged Indiana's birth records law, arguing that it discriminates against them and their children because birth certificates don't account for same-sex spouses as parents.

Rasheem J. Drummond, convicted of hitting a gay man over the head with a gun in Harrisburg after they met through the dating app Grindr, has filed a petition with the State Supreme Court for a new trial. 

In his reelection campaign for Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Malcolm Kenyatta received an endorsement from the Service Employees International Union Pennsylvania State Council. The SEIU announced its first round of endorsements on Jan. 22 of this year. Kenyatta has had the support of the SEIU state council since he initially ran in the primary.

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