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Philadelphia Agenda: DVLF

[ video not available ] Samantha Giusti, executive director of DVLF, talks about the philanthropic organization that raises money for LGBTQ programs and initiatives. Source:

Philly Gay Calendar - Heroes 2017

HEROES was started 11years ago to honor individuals whose work and leadership advance the rights of the LGBT community. Through the nomination process we seek to identify youth, adults, non-profits, straight-allies & businesses who have bold ideas, act with selfless intention, are admired for their integrity, and are regarded as courageous in advancing the equality of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender community in the Delaware Valley and beyond. DVLF honors these Heroes annually in celebration of their character & in encouragement of others to act heroically. We hope you'll join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Heroes who work so hard for our community! Source: http://phillygay

'Heroes Brunch' Supporting LGBTQ Community

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund's Heroes Brunch is happening Sunday afternoon in Old City. Source:

Visit Philly | Uwishunu Weekend Picks 4-7-17

Weekend Picks: First Friday, Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival, Sakura Sunday In Fairmount Park And More The weather is supposed to be beautiful and sunny in Philadelphia this weekend with temperatures reaching 65 degrees (yes, spring!) and tons of great al fresco events that allow Philadelphians and visitors to take full advantage of the weather. The weekend starts off with First Friday events at galleries, bars and museums, and the Philadelphia Phillies Home Opener at Citizens Bank Park in South Philly. On Sunday, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival wraps up for the season with the blockbuster Sakura Sunday in Fairmount Park. The festival celebrates cherry blossom blooms and Japanese culture wi

DVLF to Honor the HEROES in LGBT Community

The morning of Samantha Giusti’s wedding, she awoke in Old City and took a short walk over to the historical marker at 6th and Chestnut. Symbolic because it commemorates July 4, 1965: the day Philadelphia LGBT activists marched near Independence Hall, demanding equal rights. Four years before the Stonewall Riots in New York, it was the first major LGBT visibility march in United States history. “I walked over to that marker and I thanked them, the heroes and pioneers who came before us and fought for our rights,” Giusti says. “On that day, it felt really special.” Without the brave work of these activists, Giusti and her wife would not have been able to access the thousands of benefits that

GPhilly - Heroes 2017

The event, now in its 11th year, continues to celebrate a diverse array of LGBTQ community leaders. In its 11th year, DVLF Heroes celebrates people whose deeds positively affect the LGBTQ community. “Reading through the community’s submitted nominations, I was struck by all the incredible work by individuals and organizations to build and strengthen our community,” said Samantha Giusti, DVLF’s executive director. “This year’s slate of awardees have been leaders in securing the rights, meeting the needs, and celebrating the lives of LGBTQ people.” “Since starting my advocacy work over a decade ago, I’ve always dedicated my work to helping queer people of color in the HIV field. … I’ve seen fi

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