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Brazil AG pushes same-sex unions

Brazil’s attorney general has asked the country’s highest court to legalize same-sex unions in the South American nation, home to the world’s largest Roman Catholic population.

Gloria Casarez (from right), the city’s director of LGBT affairs, introduces the panelists during an LGBT town-hall meeting June 25 at Tavern on Camac.

Former president of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and current board member Dorothy Wax presents Jeremy Gussick (center) with one of the 2009 Platinum Awards during the organization’s Platinum Reception June 25 at PNC Center Hall.

With Philadelphia Magazine’s recent designation of the East Passyunk Square neighborhood in South Philadelphia as the “new gayborhood,” Mazzoni Center’s mobile testing unit and collective crew parked themselves right in the heart of it for National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

President Obama welcomed about 200 LGBT leaders from around the country, including three local activists, to the White House June 29 for a reception to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, during which the president reiterated his support for LGBT-rights issues.

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