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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.

Gay couple wins bullying suit

A Vancouver, Canada, family has been forced to pay $15,000 to a gay couple following two years of homophobic abuse.

GALLOPING INTO SUMMER: Brian Sims (far left, clockwise), chair of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia; Larry Felzer, GALLOP board member and co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Committee on LGBT Rights; Court of Common Pleas Judge Dan Anders; Virginia Essandoh, diversity director at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; Court of Common Pleas Judge Anne Butchart; PBA chancellor Sayde Ladov; and Rebecca Schatschneider, co-chair of PBA's Committee on LGBT Rights, were among numerous legal professionals who met with dozens of law students at the annual Summer Associates and Law Students Reception June 15 at the Ballard offices.

A COMMUNITY CONVENTION: About 1,500 people attended last week's Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, including Ken Oakes, president of the board of director of the Mazzoni Center (from left); Dr.

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.

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