Priest arrested for solicitation
Police in New Orleans arrested the Rev.
Paul J. Scaer, an openly gay librarian, educator and musician, died on June 16 after a battle with cancer. He was 63, and lived in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.
David Hellmann, a longtime supporter of St. Luke and The Epiphany Church, died June 15. He was 60.
President Obama signed a presidential memorandum June 17 granting same-sex partners of federal employees access to some of the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married spouses.
Although plans for last weekend’s Pride parade and festival were still up in the air just days before the festivities, the 21st annual event kicked off without a hitch and drew the largest crowd of the past decade.