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Cops ID suspect in Pride shooting

The San Francisco Gate reports a suspect in the deadly shooting during the city’s gay pride event is a 20-year-old man who may have known one of the victims.

At its annual meeting last Tuesday, local LGBT chamber of commerce Independence Business Alliance announced a new awards program that seeks to fuel the growth of local LGBT businesses.

The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between June 6-20.

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Flyers joined such major-league teams as the Phillies and 76ers in hosting an LGBT night for their fans, and two more sports clubs are following in their lead this month.

About 100 people participated in a protest outside City Hall June 30 to draw attention to the city’s HIV/AIDS housing crisis.

Buoyed by this week’s Supreme Court decision affirming the right of a California university to deny funding to a student group that discriminates against gays, city attorneys were preparing legal papers to block a local Boy Scouts of America council’s permanent occupancy of a city-owned building.

University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center director Bob Schoenberg (from top right) and students Cory Lamoureux and Robert Fuss were among 100 people who turned out Tuesday night to hear LGBT activist Judy Shepard, mother of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard, talk about the transformations she’s undergone in the 12 years since her son’s murder.
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