Sunday, October 30, 2011

PGN: Trans Health Facility to Launch

The name Nizah Morris has long conjured feelings of frustration and anger from members of the LGBT community dismayed with the local transwoman’s unsolved murder. However, the name will soon also encourage ideas of health and hope, thanks to an innovative city initiative.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Seniors and Sexuality

by Terri Clark, MPH, CHES,  LGBTEI Co-Chiar

Closeness, intimacy and touch are lifelong needs that do not get old, even when we do. We may be graying but our sexuality evolves and changes over our lifecycle.

There are many facets of senior sex and sexuality. One can think of sex as what happens below the waist, and in between the legs (behaviors) vs. sexuality. Sex is also what happens above the waist in our heads and our hearts. Sexuality includes everything about us as human beings: our gender identity and expression, our need for touch/intimacy and our thoughts, feelings and values.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Facing AGEISM in the LGBT Community

“If I live to 50, I’ll just kill myself” is among the most often heard discriminatory statements in the LGBT community. It suggests a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention or unsuitable for employment. Known as ageism, this type of discrimination against a certain age group can manifest as prejudice, negative stereotyping and lack of respect.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


October is LGBT History Month, the 9th is OutFest and the 11th is National Coming Out Day...and don't forget the biggest National LGBT Holiday of them all -- Halloween!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Montgomery County lawyer highlights issue of out-of-state same-sex marriage

NORRISTOWN — As the old song says, breaking up is hard to do.

But sometimes it can be downright impossible.

A Montgomery County lesbian couple who married in Massachusetts — where same sex marriages were first recognized in 2004 — can’t get divorced in their home state because Pennsylvania doesn’t recognize the union in the first place.