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Since 1999, Philly Black Pride has been a spotlight of the annual Penn Relays Carnival weekend in April.

As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide.

As I contemplate my own existence I gaze at both my past and present, try as I might, I cannot conjure what a future for me will look like- if I am permitted one, but a question derides me, “why?”  A bright young handsome twenty-six year old scholar with my entire life well ahead of me, yet I find myself attempting the long walk for a short ride.

When the United Nations convened a high-level panel on global LGBT rights at last September’s General Assembly, the most distinct speaker on the list was Caleb Orozco.

With our new found freedom to marry, LGBT couples all over the country can finally exercise their rights and have the wedding of their dreams. Big or small our wedding days always hold a little magic for us all.