Caterpillar into a Butterfly
Back-to-School Mini Ball
6-8 p.m. Sept. 30
The Attic Youth Center, 255 S. 16th St.
Strut the runway at this mini ball to mark the back-to-school season. For more info, visit atticyouthcenter.org.
When Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was installed in Philadelphia in 2011, many friends of Seth Jacobson wrote the Catholic leader “loving letters about how they were struggling with their faith and asked him to be more compassionate.”
More than 40 faith leaders who work with LGBT communities have been invited to the start-up meeting for a new coalition later this month.
When Sahar AliDeen travels to Cape Town in October, he hopes to track down Muhsin Hendricks for an interview. The South African imam is the first openly gay Islamic leader.
In the 1970s, Philadelphia boasted a robust culture of LGBT religious groups. They were the first to have social events outside bars, said Michael Rocks, president of Dignity Philadelphia, a Catholic group. An interfaith New Year’s Eve celebration used to take place annually.