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News Briefing: Aug. 22-28, 2014

Local

News Briefing: Aug. 22-28, 2014

PGN Staff    August 20, 2014

Fee-payment talks continue in Whitewood case

Tenika Watson's memoirs published

Local

Tenika Watson's memoirs published

Tim Cwiek    August 20, 2014

A dream has come true for Tenika Watson.

Local students honored with Lax Scholarship

Local

Local students honored with Lax Scholarship

Angela Thomas    August 20, 2014

Next month, the Bread & Roses Community Fund will honor four young gay men for their leadership within the community.

N.J. district to meet with family of trans student

Regional

N.J. district to meet with family of trans student

Jen Colletta    August 20, 2014

After a public dustup, a New Jersey school this week announced it would work with the family of one of its students to respect her gender identity.

Appeal filed for Morris records

Local

Appeal filed for Morris records

Tim Cwiek    August 14, 2014

PGN filed an appeal with the state Office of Open Records this week, asking that it direct the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to release key records in the Nizah Morris...

LGBT youth program to host first gala

Local

LGBT youth program to host first gala

Angela Thomas    August 14, 2014

Q Spot Philly, an initiative that offers LGBTQ youth resources, information, entertainment and social opportunities, will host its first gala next month. 

Fredia Hurdle, Whitewood plaintiff, 50

Obituaries

Fredia Hurdle, Whitewood plaintiff, 50

Jen Colletta    August 14, 2014

Fredia Hurdle, who was among more than two-dozen people who successfully sued the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to secure marriage equality, died last week, after suffering a stroke Aug. 7. She...

Dave O’Hara, political consultant, 30

Obituaries

Dave O’Hara, political consultant, 30

Angela Thomas    August 14, 2014

Dave O’Hara, a local political consultant, died July 28 at his home from a genetic heart condition. He was 30.