News From Around PA
1.) Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division held its first LGBT History Month event on October 9th
2.) Philly’s More Color More Pride flag was raised at City Hall to commemorate the 29th annual Outfest.
3.) National Coming Out Day event in Philly will span 12 square blocks.
4.) PA Human Relations Commission and Erie County Human Relations Commission will meet to educate the LGBTQ community on their rights.
5.) Edinboro University’s LGBTQIA+ organization will hold a fundraiser at Chipotle in Erie.
6.) STD rates continue to climb across America. PA ranks 38th in US for chlamydia, 39th in US for gonorrhea and 31st in US for syphilis.
News From National Scene
1.) Planned Parenthood plans to spend at least $45 million in 2020.
2.) US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) added an amendment to a recent foreign affairs spending bill that would provide almost $60 million for abortion.
3.) Pacific Gas & Electric has implemented a total power shutoff of at least five days to 800,000 customers.
4.) Charleston, WV mayor has canceled her appearance at the West Virginia Book Festival because of a presentation by “Ender’s Game” author Orson Scott Card. He has been deemed transphobic and homophobic.
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