Posted inOut and Aging

LGBTQ+ and disability advocate speaks on vision impairment, accessibility

When talking about myths of people with disabilities, Katherine Allen says there’s more to deafness and blindness than people think. “Just about everything [is on] a spectrum,” said Allen, who is visually impaired. Allen, 68, is active in the Philadelphia-area disability and LGBTQ+ communities. She is an accessibility consultant for Philly Touch Tours, an organization that […]

Posted inLGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness Crisis

Morris Home connects trans, nonbinary people of color to housing resources

Morris Home is the only residential recovery home in the U.S. that provides services specifically for trans and nonbinary people experiencing addiction. But the program’s services go much deeper than recovery. “A lot of statistics show that a lot of trans folks don’t necessarily go traditionally through the homeless system by accessing shelters or some […]

Posted inNews

Valley Youth House works to mitigate homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth of color

The Pennsylvania housing and youth resource organization Valley Youth House provides multiple programs that mitigate youth homelessness, including for LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color. Valley Youth House began in 1973 by offering one youth shelter in the Lehigh Valley. Now, 50 years later, the organization offers a wealth of programs across 14 counties in […]

Posted inCaring for Community

Philly’s queer running groups build community with LGBTQ+ seniors

To create a more inclusive, accepting running environment for LGBTQ+ folks in Philly, Cain Leathers started the running group Queer Run in April 2022. Leathers was motivated by some patterns of discrimination he noticed while working in the athletics industry, so he took a break to run across Pennsylvania to raise money for the Trevor Project, a crisis prevention organization geared toward LGBTQ+ youth. 

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