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The Philadelphia Liberty Tennis Association (PLTA) will host a holiday tennis social at the Riverwinds Golf and Tennis Club in West Deptford, New Jersey.  On Dec. 21, professionals from the club will play tennis with people of all levels in the form of structured games and drills, as well as more relaxed rallying. This year, PLTA, a nonprofit itself, will provide generous donations to The Attic Youth Center and local organization Legacy Youth Tennis and Education.

Bread & Roses Community Fund, which supports community-based groups pursuing racial and economic equity, recently made $160,000 in grants to 16 local grassroots groups dedicated to supporting women, girls, trans and gender non-conforming people in making societal change.

 

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a new nationwide program to provide free HIV-prevention drugs — PrEP — to uninsured Americans at risk of HIV. About 200,000 people will have access to the daily pre-exposure prophylaxis medication through the program, Ready, Set, PrEP. To qualify for the program, participants must test negative for HIV, have a valid prescription for the medication and be without prescription drug coverage.

 

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), a former Mormon missionary and author of several best-selling religious-themed books, introduced the “Fairness for All Act” on Dec. 6. The bill was put forward as a compromise to the Equality Act that passed the House in June with some bipartisan support. The Equality Act has been awaiting ratification by the Senate. The Equality Act would “prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.”

 

On Dec. 3, trans attorney Julie Chovanes filed a legal document explaining why she’s asking Commonwealth Court to reverse a lower court’s decision and grant her access to records at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office relating to the Nizah Morris incident.

 

St Joseph’s University said Noel Koenke was told to be discreet about her same-sex relationship due to Roman Catholic doctrine

Officials at St. Joseph’s University last week urged a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit of a lesbian who claims “hateful” pressure from supervisors to conceal her sexual orientation ruined her career, caused her to attempt suicide and resulted in the dissolution of her marriage.

Judge blocks challenge to Indiana’s religious
objections law

WNDU.com reported conservative religious groups have failed to convince an Indiana judge they faced any harm from limits placed on the state’s contentious religious objections law signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence.

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