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Haitian gay activist found dead

Human rights advocates and others are mourning the death of a Haitian gay rights activist who was found dead inside his home in Port-au-Prince under suspicious circumstances.

This week, the Philadelphia Police Department held the latest of its Coffee with a Cop community outreach events — this time in the heart of the gayborhood at Starbucks at 12th and Walnut Streets. The events intend to solicit feedback from specific communities and to enable area residents to get to know, in an informal setting, some of the officers serving their neighborhood.

 

The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to support state and federal efforts to ban gay conversion therapy, the scientifically discredited practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Action Wellness, a nonprofit that helps those in the Greater Philadelphia area living with chronic diseases, held its 28th-annual Friends for Life Awards event Wednesday night to celebrate community members who have made a difference in the lives of people living with HIV. 

 

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 22 other attorneys general filed an amicus brief in support of a former Gloucester High School student in the case of Gavin Grimm vs. Gloucester County School Board.

 

Officials at the University of Scranton have asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit of a former student who claims the school failed to implement reasonable safeguards that would have prevented him from experiencing anti-LGBT harassment from another student.

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