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Dems add two Pa. House seats in special election PAGE 2

Black-Tie GayBINGO! calls 20


Family Forward: It’s teething time! PAGE 5


Family Portrait:

Javier Mojica sets the stage for qFLIX PAGE 21

The Attic board responds to abuse allegations By Lenny Cohen PGN Contributor

FLOWER POWER: Adjunct Professor Michael LoFurno sits on a tree stump in the exhibit, “Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge,” March 8 at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The entry, produced by junior-year students in Temple University’s landscape architecture program, contrasted a modern, harsh machine-like landscape with a more free-flowing, relaxed one using a variety of environmentally responsible plants and materials. The exhibit won awards for best use of PHS gold-medal plants, sustainability, special achievement, and special exhibit in the field of botany, horticulture or conservation. Photo: Scott A. Drake

Local LGBT allies among cosponsors reintroducing Equality Act in Congress By Victoria A. Brownworth PGN Contributor The Equality Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 13 by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jeff Merkely (D-OR). Cicilline, who has served in the House since 2011, was the first openly gay mayor of a state capital and is a co-chair of the Equality Caucus. On March 11, LGBTQ rights groups, including HRC, ACLU LGBT and HIV Project, National Center for Transgender Equality, Women’s Law Project and Center for American Progress, held a press conference to push for passage of the legislation. The Congressional LGBT Caucus issued a press release the same day announcing its membership list for the 116th Congress.

“With eight openly LGBT co-chairs, 18 vice chairs, and 155 total members, this is the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives,” it stated. More than 230 representatives and 46 senators are expected to cosponsor the Equality Act. One of them is Congressman Dwight Evans, a longtime ally of the Philadelphia LGBTQ community. Evans had served in the Pennsylvania state legislature from 1981 to 2016, when he was elected to the House. “I’m proud to cosponsor the Equality Act and I look forward to its passage by the new Democratic majority in the House,” Evans told PGN. “It’s outrageous that LGBT people who can rightfully get married on Sunday can be fired on Monday, just because of who they are. I have a long record of support for PAGE 17 the LGBT community

Accusations came out last week against The Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia’s independent LGBTQ youth bastion, claiming an alleged sexual assault against a minor occurred on its premises and that racism was rampant among its staff. The allegations were first posted March 4 on the Facebook page of the Black & Brown Workers Co-op. The next day, Attic Board of Directors Vice President Jasper Liem sent a memo to staff members of the center. “The Board is deeply disturbed by these allegations. We are launching an investigation … Effective immediately, [Executive Director] Carrie Jacobs and [Director of Programs and Operations] Christina Santos have been relieved of their duties, pending the conclusion of the investigation,” the board wrote. According to the memo, the board planned to hire anindependent group to investigate the claims while the center continues its core mission to serve youth. “This is a critical and difficult time for The Attic,” the memo stated. “Our goal is to make sure we are supporting you as you

continue to serve our youth and we work together in the coming weeks. We are committed to a fair and transparent process and will keep you updated throughout coming weeks.” This is the first allegation of racism against The Attic Youth Center, PAGE 16


Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs making strides in fraught times By Josh Middleton PGN Contributor Once upon a time, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs was a force to be reckoned with. Those who remember its earliest years will likely recall images of then-director and firebrand activist Gloria Casarez standing under a rainbow flag, fist and voice raised high, revving up crowds in the name of LGBTQ equality. She was an energetic, leading presence at local events and marches, and she helped spearhead some of the most important LGBTQ-centric legislation in Philadelphia — namely the 2014 LGBT Equality Bill, which extended unprecedented protections to lesbian, gay and especially transgender

citizens. Marriage equality passed in Pennsylvania in 2014, which, while it may not have been a direct contribution from her office, lent an undeniable air of victory and accomplishment to the time that she served. The office hasn’t maintained that kind of momentum since Casarez’s untimely passing in 2014. Since then, at least to the casual spectator, the director’s role seems to be more characterized by strategic photo ops and carefully crafted keynotes than on-the-frontlines rabble-rousing – but that may be more a sign of the times than an indication that the office isn’t performing up to speed. “Once you [pass legislation like the LGBT PAGE 18 Equality Bill], there’s not



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Resource listings Legal resources • ACLU of Pennsylvania: 215-592-1513; • AIDS Law Project of PA: 215-587-9377; • AIDS Law Project of South Jersey: 856-784-8532; • Equality PA: equalitypa. org; 215-731-1447

• Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations — Rue Landau: 215-686-4670 • Philadelphia Police Liaison Committee: 215-7603686; • SPARC — Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition: 717-920-9537

• Office of LGBT Affairs — Amber Hikes: 215-686-0330;

Community centers • The Attic Youth Center; 255 S. 16th St.; 215-545-4331, For LGBT and questioning youth and their friends and allies. • LGBT Center at the University of Pennsylvania; 3907 Spruce

St.; 215-898-5044,

• Rainbow Room: Bucks County’s LGBTQ and Allies Youth Center

Salem UCC Education Building, 181 E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-957-7981 ext. 9065,

• William Way LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220,

Health and HIV testing • Action Wellness: 1216 Arch St.; 215981-0088, • AIDS Healthcare Foundation: 1211 Chestnut St. #405 215971-2804; • AIDS Library: 1233 Locust St.; • AIDS Treatment Fact line: 800-6626080 • Bebashi-Transition to Hope: 1235

Spring Garden St.; 215769-3561; • COLOURS:, 215832-0100 • Congreso de Latinos Unidos; 216 W. Somerset St.; 215-7638870 • GALAEI: 149 W. Susquehanna Ave.; 267-457-3912, galaei. org. Spanish/English • Health Center No. 2: 1720 S. Broad St.; 215-685-1821

• Mazzoni Center: 1348 Bainbridge St.; 215-563-0652, • Philadelphia FIGHT: 1233 Locust St.; 215-985-4448, • Washington West Project of Mazzoni Center: 1201 Locust St.; 215985-9206 • Transgender Health Action Coalition: 215-732-1207

Democrats win two more seats in Pa. State House By Lenny Cohen PGN Contributor Democrats won two seats in the state House after winning special elections on March 12. In Philadelphia’s 190th District, Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell is going to Harrisburg. With 78 of 80 precincts reporting, Johnson-Harrell won almost 67 percent of the vote, beating Amen Brown of the Amen Brown Party, Pamela Williams of the Working Families Party and Republican Michael Harvey. Johnson-Harrell, whose son was murdered in 2011, wrote on Facebook: “My seat rests on the grave of my son Charles Johnson. I will fight to protect our communities and tackle this multilayered problem. I am honored to be the first Muslim Woman elected to the Pennsylvania legislature.” Johnson-Harrell was a victim-services supervisor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. She also ran a personal-care facility and founded an antiviolence nonprofit, the CHARLES Foundation. She has degrees in behavioral health from Community College of Philadelphia and

If you live in South Philly or you’re hanging out on Passyunk Ave., you can find a copy of PGN at these convenient locations: Bethel Community Home, 933-935 S. Third St. • Black N Brew, 1523 E. Passyunk Ave. • Essene, 719 S. Fourth St. • Famous 4th St. Deli, Fourth & Bainbridge sts. • Fuel, 1917 E. Passyunk Ave. • Jackson Place, 501 Jackson St. • Philly Bagels, 613 S. Third St. • Rockerhead Salon, 607 S. Third St. • Tiffin Restaurant, 1100 Federal St. • Wedge Medical Center, 1939 S. Juniper St. •

Or from a news box at one of these convenient spots:

Other • Independence Branch Library Barbara Gittings Gay and Lesbian Collection: 215-685-1633 • Independence Business Alliance; 215-557-0190,

• LGBT Peer Counseling Services: 215-732-TALK • PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Philadelphia): 215-572-1833 • Philly Pride Presents: 215-875-9288

the University of Pennsylvania. Williams, who finished third in the race, is a lesbian, community advocate, LGBTQ activist and an ordained minister known to her flock as Pastor Pamm. The 190th District had previously elected Democrat Vanessa Lowery Brown in November, but she was unable to serve after being convicted of a bribery charge. The 190th District, mostly in West Philadelphia, includes Belmont, Carroll Park, Cathedral Park, Mill Creek, Haddington, East Parkside, West Powelton, Allegheny West and Lehigh West. Another special state House election was held in Lackawanna County’s 114th District, with Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski beating Republican Frank Scavo. Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, a Democrat, had been serving the 114th District when he died in office on Oct. 16, less than a month before November’s general election. He was the only candidate on the ballot in that race. Democrats now hold 93 seats in the House, with 11 seats gained from last year’s and this year’s election. Republicans have controlled the state House since 2011.n


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News Briefing Heroes among us Twelve years ago, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund established an award designed to recognize and embrace those LGBT community members and allies who have dedicated much time and energy to advance rights, health and legal status of Philadelphians and the region. Initially there was a single award — the Inividual Hero Award was. It was presented to Charles Bachrach in 2003, and in 2004 it was awarded to Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen. Since then, the list of annual heroes has grown to seven: Individual Hero, Youth Hero, Straight Ally Hero, Local Business Hero, Local Nonprofit Hero, National Buisness Hero and Lifetime Legacy Hero. DVLF is currently taking nominations for the next round of awardees, who will be recognized next month at the annual HEROES brunch. The nomination process includes identifying youth, adults, nonprofits, straight allies and businesses that have “bold ideas, act with selfless intention, are admired for their integrity and are regarded as courageous” while working in and for LGBTQ equality in the greater Philadelphia area. DVLF honors these HEROES each year in celebration of their character, ideas and passion for work that the nonprofit deems exemplary. The hope is that these individuals and organizations will inspire and energize others to follow their example. This year’s HEROES brunch will be held 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 7 at Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. For more information about the event, sponsorships or to nominate a 2019 HEROES candidate, visit:

Trans Care Services is now Gender Affirming Services Mazzoni Center has changed the name of its Trans Care Services program to Gender Affirming Services effective March 4. They have stated that the name change is “an opportunity for us to fortify our commitment to affirm all genders and to continue modeling inclusion.” Mazzoni has been providing care since 2003 to the transgender, gender non-conforming, nonbinary and gender-queer community. Mazzoni Center was among the first to

adopt an informed-consent model, which enables staff to provide trans-affirmative services to each client and patient in association with where they are in their journey. “With more than 4,000 TGNC [trans-gender non-conforming] current patients, and 750 new patients coming to Mazzoni for gender-affirming services each year, it’s inspiring to think back to our first year when we had a total of 20 patients,” Care Services Director Alecia Manley said. “We remain committed to continually learning, improving and changing to meet the needs of our communities.” For additional information on GenderAffirming Services or other Mazzoni programs, visit

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News & Opinion “There are particular needs for LGBTaffirming homes and homes that would welcome teenagers.” ~ Beth Vogel, Phila. Department of Health and Human Services, on the city’s need for foster parents, page 6

Meet Group, the New Hope social-media company, said it has acquired Growlr for $11.8 million — $4 million in cash, $7 million-plus from its bankers. Meet reported that its 2018 sales totaled $179 million. Growlr expects 2019 revenues of $5.3 million. CEO Geoff Cook cofounded Meet and led the firm through its growth. “It allows us to be one of the first people to bring live-streaming video to samesex dating the same way we have already done in bringing live streaming to straight dating,” Cook said in an interview. “Our goal is to build the best place to meet new people through video.” Growlr’s main asset is the company’s high user engagement, with 20,000 daily active users sending millions of chats each day. Cook said he expects Growlr to help Meet reach new users, especially for its live video products. Meet currently has more than 900,000 users. n


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Koresh Dance Company, founded by Ronen “Roni” Koresh, will host a company audition for the 2019-20 dance season starting 3:30 p.m. April 14 at the Koresh School of Dance, 2002 Rittenhouse Square. The company holds critically acclaimed performances during its biannual Philadelphia seasons. Interested dancers should be athletic and technically advanced and should have good stage presence. Training in different dance styles including ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary is required. To register, visit There is a $5 fee at the door. For additional information, visit

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20 years of the revolutionary Black-Tie GayBINGO! By Scott A. Drake Since time began, people have been playing bingo with their friends in basements, gymnasiums and church halls. To be historically correct, it was originally called “beano” and players covered numbers on their cards with beans. But whatever you call it, the game has been a staple in the United States for centuries. Fast forward to 1999. A few years prior to that, AIDS Fund Philly had been raising money through GayBINGO! with marked success, but wanted to step it up a notch. The promotion of drag queens as entertainers, host and BVDs (Bingo Verifying Divas) appealed to a wide spectrum of players. Yet, the organization contemplated something radical, something so diverse from sitting in casual clothes on a metal folding chair playing the game, that the staff and volunteers had no idea what to expect. Apprehension best described the general feeling of everyone involved. It was going to be something that turned bingo on its head. “We had no idea whether people would get it,” said Robb Reichard, executive director of AIDS Fund Philly. “It


was nontraditional. Would people pay over $100 to get dressed up for a dinner and dancing event to play bingo?” The answer, 20 years later, is still a resounding yes. Year after year, people have been fill-

ing the event – and the AIDS Fund – coffers by dressing to the nines, or in other festive attire, for an evening of cocktails, dining, dancing, entertainment and fun. Black-tie bingos have popped up in other cities as well. Meanwhile, it has become a staple in the Philadelphia scene and shows no sign of slowing down. The 20th-anniversary event will be at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, where the first Black-Tie GayBINGO! was held. That one was in the Millennium Ballroom and drew about 200 people. This year, to accommodate at least twice that number, it will be held in the Regency Ballroom. During the in-between years, BlackTie GayBINGO! has gone through some modifications like reducing the number of games played so guests had more time to eat and dance, holding it in the Crystal Tea Room in the former Wanamaker’s building, scheduling in June during Pride month, including tastings during the cocktail reception and silent auction and, last year, adding dinner entertainment. Reichard said that keeping the event fresh is important, but that there also needs to be consistency. “It’s a formula that works. It’s become an annual tradition people look forward

to,” he said. “Last year for the first time, we had cabaret singers during dinner. It went over really well. We’re bringing them back again this year.” It’s not all fun and games, though. Part of the evening is dedicated to recognizing individuals, groups and other organizations for their contributions over the years. Being recognized this year with the Founder’s Award are Gayborhood bar owners Stephen Carlino and Dennis Fee. “Ever since they opened Tavern on Camac, they have been supporters of the entire LGBT community,” said Reichard. “Their involvement in HIV/AIDS organizations has been incredible.” The Founder’s Award is presented to a person or people whose contributions to the LGBT community and support of HIV/AIDS organizations is exemplary. Past recipients include WXPN’s Michaela Majoun and WMMR’s Pierre Robert, William Way LGBT Community Center, Michael “Cherry Pop” Tambon and Brandon Robert Barlieb. n Black-Tie GayBINGO! will be held 6:30-11 p.m. March 23 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St. Tickets to the 20th-anniversary event can be purchased online at aidsfundphilly. org/gaybingo.


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Foster parents needed, especially in LGBTQ-affirming homes By Lenny Cohen PGN Contributor Don’t expect immediate gratification. That could be the first thing foster parents should know, but it would be immediately followed by how rewarding it is to help raise needy local children and teenagers who number in the thousands. Earlier this week, Philadelphia Family Pride hosted its 10th information session for potential LGBT-affirming foster parents at the Lovett Memorial Library in Mount Airy. A few dozen people attended. “We want LGBTQ-plus adults to know that they can become foster parents, to help them demystify the system and the process, and to know what to look for in a foster agency,” Stephanie Haynes, the group’s executive director, said. “PFP is here to support prospective and current LGBTQ-plus foster parents as well as LGBTQ-plus youth in the system who are in need of affirming homes.” Haynes said PFP has been holding the sessions for about a year and a half, and is already seeing results: There have been several success stories for LGBTQ youth who may otherwise have had no place to go. “There are particular needs for LGBTaffirming homes and homes that would welcome teenagers,” said Beth Vogel, of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services. The department says, “The goal of foster care is to reunite children with their families,” but that’s not always possible due to situations involving parents. Also, some foster teens age out of the system and others may be adopted. Nefertari Sloan, a nonbinary African American who was once a foster youth, said reunification also doesn’t occur if a youth doesn’t want it. Now an LGBT sex and personal professional development specialist, Sloan added, “For LGBT youth, maybe reunification with their biological family is not what they want.” Sloan said these days, youth can now identify as LGBT, but it was different when they were in the foster-care system. Sloan was not out. There are 5,664-youth in dependent placements with Philadelphia DHS. That number includes foster-care and residential (group/ institutional) settings. Of this number, approximately 2,360 are ages 11-up. “We believe that kids do better in a family-based setting, but there are about 500 youth right now in group homes — many of whom would thrive in a foster home,” said DHS’ Heather Keafer. “We need more of our community to step up and foster teens.” Recruitment events targeting LGBTQ community members with loving homes bring out veterans who have had successful experiences with children of all ages. Tony Morse had been residential director for The Bridge, a behavioral-health facility,

so he had a head start in knowing what it takes. Over the years, he has been a foster father to 14 boys, including a group of five brothers. “You will have a lot of people coming through your home,” Morse cautioned about the life of a foster parent. There’s a case manager for each child, but he said they’re flexible and don’t want to disrupt the home. “Don’t be intimidated by that or the paperwork,” he said. “They’re not your kids. This is a job.” Morse, an African American man, said he has found it especially rewarding to teach teenage boys how to be responsible adults. When possible, he tries “the village concept” in which children are able to be in touch with their parents, who can even show up for birthday parties. He suggested discipline throughout the home be the same, even for foster parents with their own biological children as part of the mix. Foster parents don’t know everything about a child’s history and what can trigger trouble for them, so a little caution with understanding is necessary. His bottom line: “Love them at their pace.” Jeff Chirico, a reporter for 6ABC Action News, ended up adopting his foster son. But, he confessed, “Every day, I screw up,” and he tells himself, “If I could do that over again...” However, he said he recognizes, “There’s no perfect parent.” Chirico was working in Atlanta when he and his now-husband, Danny, decided to foster 12-year-old R.J. The pair actually found R.J. in Ohio and brought him to Atlanta, and adopted him after six months. Then came the career opportunity to return home to Philadelphia, where Chirico grew up. He admitted it’s a lot easier having family around, which is allowed after adoption. R.J., now 18, is set to graduate high school in a few months. Representatives from provider agencies sat at tables on both sides of the library’s community room. They’re the people who license foster parents, and Philadelphia has about 25 agencies. Philadelphia Family Pride is a volunteer-run organization that helps LGBTQ+ parents, prospective parents and children of all ages in the greater Philadelphia region. Its diverse membership includes families created through adoption, surrogacy, donor insemination, as well as fostering. If you’re interested in making an informed decision about fostering a young person and missed this event, the next one will be held 6-8 p.m. April 18 at William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. You can also find answers to foster parent questions at and, by emailing or by calling 215-683-5709. n


Study: LGBTQs are younger, poorer and in smaller numbers than previously believed By Victoria A. Brownworth PGN Contributor A new report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law cites demographics for adult LGBT people in the United States that conflict with previous studies and suggest under-identification among certain groups — notably men, white people and black people. According to the new analysis released earlier this month, an estimated 4.5 percent of U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Those adults tend to be younger and poorer than the population at large. The Institute took previously released results from the Gallup Daily Tracking survey, examined the data more closely and developed a detailed demographic profile of the adult U.S. LGBT population. While the data continues to be fluid and does not include LGBT people 18 and under, what the Institute found is enlightening for those providing services to the LGBT community as well as those polling for upcoming elections. In 2011, the Williams Institute estimated the U.S. LGBT population at 3.5 percent based on other survey data. The Williams Institute specializes in LGBT research for law and public policy. The place with the highest percentage of LGBT people was Washington, D.C., with nearly 10 percent — the number most commonly associated with the number of LGBT people in the United States. North Dakota had the lowest number at 2.7 percent. In the tristate area, Pennsylvania and New Jersey both came in at 4.1 percent (the same as Texas) and Delaware at 4.5 percent (the same as Florida and Hawaii). No state came close to the numbers for D.C., though California was 5.3, New York 5.1 and Massachusetts 4.7. The study also found that about 30 percent of LGBT people have children. According to the study, the self-identifying LGBT population also skews younger. Only 23 percent are age 50 or older, compared with 47 percent of non-LGBT adults, and 56 percent of LGBT adults are under age 35 compared with 28 percent for the non-LGBT population. But the actual demographics of the U.S. differ significantly. Americans ages 45-64 alone comprise 26.4 percent, with those 65 and older comprising another quarter of the population. Kerith Conron, research director at the Williams Institute, said those numbers may

be reflective of changing social norms. “Younger people are more likely to actually live as LGBT and to identify that way because they are growing up in a time when it’s more acceptable to acknowledge those feelings and to act on them,” Conron said. That may also explain some other demographics illuminated by the study. It shows that only 12 percent of black Americans identify as LGBT, despite being 17.8 percent of the population, and that 58 percent of whites identify as LGBT, when they are 64 percent of the population. Thus, the statistic showing the highest number of self-identified LGBTs in D.C., when the District of Columbia also has the highest black population in the nation at 47.1 percent, seems a demographic outlier. The study also indicated that the LGBT population is economically disadvantaged; more likely to lack access to sufficient nutrition with a full 27 percent suffering food insecurity. The analysis also found the LGBT population has annual household incomes below $24,000. A PGN series in January found that a majority of the LGBT population lives in poverty or near poverty, with trans people of color at the highest risk of being unemployed. The Williams Institute study found more people of color identifying as LGBT overall than their white counterparts. Only 42 percent of men identified as LGBT, as opposed to 58 percent of women. These figures suggest more fluidity among women in sexual orientation, which has long been established, with more women identifying as bisexual than men. This study confirmed its previous estimate of the transgender population at 0.6 percent, or approximately 1.4-million U.S. adults. According to Conron, the 1-percentage-point increase in the LGBT population from 2011 was “likely the result of more people feeling comfortable responding to questions about their sexual orientation.” Polls and surveys within the past 20 years have estimated the LGBT population well below the 10 percent that sexologists linked to Alfred Kinsey’s work in the 1940s-’50s. But the skew in certain demographics suggest the numbers in the Williams Institute study underrepresent the actual demographic, particularly in the 45-64 age group. “In surveys that are more anonymous and private, closer to 10 percent of respondents say they have same-sex attraction, even if they stop short of saying they are lesbian, gay or bisexual,” Conlon said. n

“In surveys that are more anonymous and private, closer to 10 percent of respondents say they have same-sex attraction, even if they stop short of saying they are lesbian, gay or bisexual.”

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Kansas LGBTQ rights activist Stephanie Mott died on March 4, after apparently suffering a heart attack, the Topeka CapitalJournal reported. She was 61. Mott, a transgender woman, filed suit in 2016 seeking to change her Kansas birth certificate to identify her as female, but that case was dismissed in 2017. The New York City-based Lambda Legal Defense Education Fund then filed a lawsuit last October, which remains pending, challenging the refusal by Kansas government officials to correct gender identification on birth certificates for transgender individuals. Mott also was a mental health clinician who led the Kansas Democratic Party’s LGBT caucus and managed the Topeka chapter of Equality Kansas.

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The Baltimore Sun reports one of Baltimore’s largest gay nightclubs has been sold. One of Baltimore’s largest gay nightclubs, Grand Central, has been sold, according to The Baltimore Sun. Owner Don Davis confirmed March 4 that Baltimore-based Landmark Partners bought his 15,000-square-foot property for $1.4 million, less than the original asking price of $1.85 million. Jon Pannoni with Landmark Partners said the club will remain open until the start of redevelopment, which is still in the planning stage. The redevelopment will likely include retail and office space, in addition to “a full-service lunch/dinner/bar concept.” Pannoni did not indicate whether the future development would include another LGBTQ nightclub. Grand Central began as Central Station Pub in 1991, expanding in 2003. At 67, Davis has been in the nightclub business for more than a half-century, but said his throat cancer prompted retirement.

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Supporters said the fight to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in Utah is over for the year after lawmakers gutted the proposal, The Daily Herald reported. A prominent activist on March 6 blasted Gov. Gary Herbert’s support for the

changes that would have allowed therapists to talk about changing sexual orientation as long as they didn’t promise to reverse it. Troy Williams with Equality Utah said that language would do nothing to address practices associated with increased suicide risk, and Herbert’s support shows he’s not interested in protecting LGBTQ youth. Herbert said he wants to reduce an alarming spike in youth suicide, but also wants to protect the rights of parents in getting young people counseling. The revisions came after pushback from conservatives. LGBT activists vowed to try again next year.

Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful defends views on homosexuals A conservative candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court whose views on homosexuality have come under scrutiny, said the criticism he’s received is an unfair attacks on his faith, reported. The candidate, State Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn, blamed his opponents March 6 for making his personal beliefs part of his candidacy and insisted that he would be an impartial justice. Hagedorn is an evangelical Christian who helped start a private school where students can be expelled for being gay. He is running against state Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer, who is backed by liberals. The April 2 contest gives liberals a chance to control the Supreme Court if they win this race and another seat up for election next year. Conservatives currently control the court 4-3. Hagedorn was speaking to journalists at the Milwaukee Press Club.

Nebraska bill to ban LGBT job discrimination stalls A bill that would bar Nebraska businesses from discriminating against LGBT job applicants and workers has stalled in the Legislature, The Sioux City Journal reported. Supporters on March 5 failed to force a vote on the measure after about three hours of debate. Previous attempts to pass similar measures in recent years have failed. The bill by State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, of Lincoln, sparked an emotional debate among senators. Supporters argued that employers shouldn’t be able to discriminate against people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and said the bill would create a more welcoming atmosphere in Nebraska. Opponents contend that employers might be forced to contradict their sincerely held religious beliefs. n — compiled by Larry Nichols



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Thailand’s first transgender candidate runs for prime minister A transgender woman who is running to be prime minister of Thailand has said she is ready to take the role, but wonders if the people are ready to accept a transgender candidate. Pauline Ngarmpring transitioned at age 49, and has said she is “comfortable” and has “nothing to hide” ahead of the general election on March 24. The trans Thai candidate said that, while she is ready for the race, she is accepting that she will likely not become prime minister on this occasion, according to the Thomas Reuters Foundation. She also said that she decided to run now for prime minister so that future generations “who may be transgender, gay, male or female” will be able to have equality. She is putting herself forward as a candidate for prime minister with the Machachon Party, a political party that is running with human rights and equality at the fore. If they win enough seats, the party wants to decriminalize sex work and improve LGBT+ rights, and in particular, wants to give transgender people the

The Malaysian tourism minister has claimed that gay people do not exist in his country. Government minister Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi made the claim while speaking to the media on March 5 at an event in Germany. Asked whether the country was safe for gay people, Ketapi replied: “I don’t think we have anything like that in our country.” The comments came as the minister was trying to advertise Malaysia as a tourist destination, having spoken of its “natural beauty and welcoming culture.” It is illegal to be gay in Malaysia, and the government of current prime minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad has been accused of leading a crackdown against the LGBT+ community. Speaking in October, the Prime Minister claimed that LGBT+ rights are a part of “Western values.” According to the Bangkok Post and Nikkei Asian Review, he said: “Sometimes Asians accept Western values without questioning. We should be free not to change our values according to their wishes.” He continued: “At this moment, we do not accept LGBT, but if they [the West] want to accept, that is their business. Don’t force it on us. The institution of marriage, the institution of the family has now been disregarded in the West. Why should we follow that? Our value system is as good. If [the West] one day decided to walk around naked, do we Project #: PR12242 have to follow?”Retouch #: None The Malaysian government is stacked Client: MGM Resorts International MGM Resorts International, with opponents Division: of LGBT+ rights. Product:the Borgata In August 2018, country’s reliJob #: 10903035 gious affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Print/Export Time: 4-5-2018 4:02 PM Rawa ordered two portraits of LGBT+ Print Scale: 100% Malaysian activists to be removed from User Name: Joe.Congo an exhibition. Proof #: 1 He said: “Society cannot accept LGBT PM: None Version: CC 2018 being promotedInDesign because that is against norms, culture and religion.” The same month, Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail ordered gay people to keep their sexuality secret, while Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye claimed that LGBT+ people suffer from an “organic disorder.” Mahfuz Omar, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, claimed LGBT+ people need to be helped to return to their “original identities” and that allowing people to be transgender would cause chaos in society. n — compiled by Larry Nichols

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An international rights group is voicing concern over the safety and well-being of an Egyptian transgender woman arrested during a police raid on her home in Cairo. Amnesty International said that Malak el-Kashef was arrested March 6 and her whereabouts are unknown. Amnesty’s Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director Magdalena Mughrabi said el-Kashef’s arrest was related to her calls for protests following a Feb. 27 train crash in Cairo that killed at least 25 people. Mughrabi said “due to her gender identity, el-Kashef is at increased risk of torture by the police, including rape and sexual violence, as well as assault by other detainees.” Amnesty has called for her release “immediately and unconditionally.’’ The London-based group said dozens of people have been arrested over anti-government protests relating to the crash.

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Creep of the Week

D’Anne Witkowski

Marc Short


Maybe this time, there were bad people on both sides? Rider University recently banned Chick-fil-A from its Lawrenceville, N.J., campus over what the school said was the restaurant’s “opposition to the LGBTQ+ community.” Bravo, Rider! More schools should follow Rider’s lead. The university’s action sends a message to companies that, at the very least, are apathetic about the perception they give toward the LGBTQ+ community and, at worst, actively attack and condemn it. Hitting these companies in the profit margin just might raise their attention. In a week when Congress actually took legislative action to declare that discriminatory rhetoric is not OK for lawmakers and people in power, and that spewing hateful statements is wrong, it’s refreshing to see such a strong stand. And it seems the university doubled-down when it got pushback for its decision. But for all the university’s good intentions, there are almost always at least two sides to every story. Students at Rider had overwhelmingly voted to bring Chick-fil-A to the school, making the move by officials unpopular. Also, many faculty, staff members and members of the school community viewed Rider’s stand as a rejection of Christians and the restaurant chain’s conservative values. A dean at the university took her own bold stance by resigning in opposition to the school’s decision. In her resignation, she cited her own Christian values and devotion to Jesus Christ. The dean praised Chick-fil-A for its commitment to glorifying God and beng a faithful steward. The dean received significant support, with the wide sentiment being that no one side’s beliefs should outweigh the other side’s beliefs. Maybe both sides are being discriminatory — one against Christian values, one against non-Christian values. And depending on what side you’re on, you see a justification for the rejection of the other. The reality is, there is at least a little hate on both sides. Perhaps there are some bad people on both sides as well. And the winner is … No one. n

since it helped them This week’s column comes to you further the myth from both the “But People Can Change” that straight people Department and the “Yeah, But No” can get it too. He Department. also railed against Think back to whom you were as an “sodomites” getting undergrad in college. I’m going to make an “preferential treateducated guess and say that you were insufment,” and by “treatferable. Granted, you were probably the sexment” he meant any iest you’ve ever been, even though you ate government funding pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner most days. But, you likely thought you knew every- for the disease. But it’s not as if thing. And that’s annoying. senior in college Marc Short was unfeeling. If you’re reading this thinking, But I was a “Naturally we feel sympathy for ... all genius 18-to-21-year-old with no flaws and incredibly humble to boot, my response is: Do AIDS victims,” he wrote, “but that does not mean we glorify homosexuals’ repugnant some introspection. Maybe yoga will help. Anyway, I have no doubt that I wrote things practices of frequent anal intercourse nor when I was an undergrad that would make me should we consider them brave for coming out of the closet.” cringe today. Thankfully, my undergrad years Got it. Homosexuals grossed out Short and took place at the infancy of the digital renaisthe penalty for grossing out Short should be sance, and so most of that work is lost to hisdeath. tory, and likely for the best. But what does Grown-Up Marc Short have That said, a short story I wrote in high to say about all of this? school did just recently end up on the “I regret using language as an undergradInternet, so I guess no one is ever safe. The thing is, when I was in college, I uate college student that was not reflective wasn’t making grand pronouncements about of the respect I try to show others today,” he how disgusting and awful gay people were. told The Daily Beast. “We have all learned a Granted, I was a gay people, so maybe that lot about AIDS over the past 30 years and my doesn’t count. Still. There’s a difference heart goes out to all the victims of this terrible between writing bad poetry or an impasdisease.” The subhead of The Daily Beast’s piece sioned diatribe against rape culture via a comread that Short “expressed regret for words pare-and-contrast paper about the “Porky’s” he says are no lonand “American Pie” movies (one stellar ger reflective of his He also railed against observation that I can worldview.” Perhaps remember: ’80s movie there was more to the “sodomites” getting nudity contained celstatement Short gave “preferential treatment,” them, but when I read lulite). But if those the part they quoted, writings surfaced, I and by “treatment” he which I have included wouldn’t be like, “Oh, meant any government above, that is not what wow. I hurt people.” means. He said The same canfunding for the disease. Short he regrets being disrenot be said for Marc spectful. He doesn’t say Short, Vice President that his worldview no longer sees homosexuMike Pence’s new chief of staff, who wrote super-homophobic garbage when he was in als as sodomites deserving of death. college and published it in the March 1992 And here’s the thing: It’s hard to believe issue of The Spectator, the conservative colthat Short is such a new-and-improved man considering for whom he is working. Pence lege paper he helped found. The front cover is anti-LGBTQ through and through. He has of that issue contains a “teaser” that reads: been Creep of the Week many times, for good “AIDS: Who Gets It?” reason. The essay inside is called “AIDS and the Pence’s leadership and lack of empaHeterosexual” and it is vile. The gist of the essay is that heterosexuals can’t get AIDS, thy when dealing with AIDS as governor only gay people can. And trying to get hetero- of Indiana is well documented. The Trump administration’s approach to AIDS nationally sexuals to care about AIDS is all a part of a big gay plot to both get money from Congress and globally seems more interested in shamand “de-stigmatize the perverted lifestyles ing people than in saving lives. homosexuals pursue.” So, yeah. No. If Short wants anyone to That is, um, one hell of a plan. I mean, so believe that he no longer believes the garbage many gay men died horrible deaths while the he wrote about AIDS, then he should maybe Reagan administration basically laughed it off consider working for people who aren’t curand the first Bush administration was hardly rently operating under those same garbage better. Call me crazy, but if there really was ideas. n an organized and coordinated homosexual agenda, I kind of doubt everybody agreed on D’Anne Witkowski is a poet, writer and comedian living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been “let’s die off” as an effective strategy. writing about LGBT politics for over a decade. Follow Short also claims that homosexuals were her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski. super-excited that Magic Johnson got AIDS,


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Don’t use LGBT youth as pawns Here’s the bottom line: The Attic Youth lishment. And we have little information, Center is about the well-being and safety since no one has stepped forward and filed of LGBT youth. any charges against The Attic or any of its Last week, there were allegations staff. regarding the center. And, at There are lots of moving parts this point, that’s what they are to this, and it seems like we’ve – allegations. With any such been here before with the same reports, we need to look at litany of accusations. Taking all where those allegations came of them into account, a pattern from and question the evidence, appears. They all start the same as well as the credibility and way, with claims of some form motives of the accuser. And if of harassment. Next, the racist those allegations are real, what labels are applied. While racism is The Attic doing to correct exists in our community, that the situation? You then weigh doesn’t mean that everyone, and that against the reputation and every organization, is racist. Use record of those named, and ask the label too much and it almost if any reports of wrongdoing has no meaning. We could were ever filed. say similar things about the Almost anyone in the LGBT anti-Semitism label, as the recent community would agree that Mark Segal debate in the halls of Congress The Attic and its founder, Dr. has shown us. Carrie Jacobs, have been protecting our And almost all organizations have disgruntled staff, past and current, and for varendangered youth for 25 years without ious reason, not just racism. incident. And that is a starting place. The center has not had one blemish in The first obligation we all have is to the 25 years it has been serving mostly protect our young. I say that since those LGBT youth of color. Especially given who made some of the allegations, Black that clean record, any allegation needs real and Brown Workers Collective, have given information, not simply rumor or embela list of demands and set a date for those

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demands to be met by The Attic. The Attic’s board of directors has said it’s conducting a review of events and procedures. The Attic is not bound by BBWC, or me, or anyone else. It is bound by ethics. Its goal is to find the truth and ensure and create safe procedures for our children, as well as a safe and inclusive work environment for its staff. LGBT youth cannot be used as pawns, period. There are remedies for these allegations other than creating an issue for the at-risk youth currently going to The Attic. The allegations should be looked into, but former disgruntled employees should not use children as pawns. One more point: There isn’t a nonprofit or organization that doesn’t need to look into its operating system every so often to help deal with our changing society. The world doesn’t stand still. So, this is a good time for The Attic to look into its operating systems, rules, regulations and human-resources policies, and make tweaks or changes as fit. It’s also a time to look into any charges made, take action or move on. n Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-awardwinning commentator in LGBT media. You can follow him on Facebook at or Twitter at

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#MeToo with Dr. Monique Howard There is a quote by advocate Zeke Thomas: “Everyone heals in their own time and in their own way. The path isn’t always a straight line, and you don’t need to go it alone.” In this downpour of #MeToo hastags after Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Matt Lauer (where in the world is he, anyway?), Dr. Monique Howard is making sure all sexual-assault survivors in Philadelphia have all the support they need. In honor of Women’s History Month, OUTPour will feature its first LGBTQ ally in Howard, the executive director of WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape). Howard likes to call herself more of an accomplice with the LGBTQ community instead of an ally. She feels that allies watch, and offer sideline support, where an accomplice will stand side by side and

fight with you. Before becoming the executive director of WOAR, she ran the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network, which focused on supporting women living with HIV. Howard said she wanted to be the executive director of WOAR because it gave her an extraordinary opportunity to bring the intersection of race, class, gender and sexual orientation together. One of Howard’s accomplishments at WOAR was in 2016. There was a backlog of more than 2,000 rape kits untested in Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia accounted for a large portion of them. Howard shared with OUTPour how Philadelphia has a policy of not disposing of any rape kits, and they are all stored safely right here in the city. Howard believes it is the city’s duty to keep and maintain the safety of these kits because a survivor of sexual assault should have the option to change her mind about

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pressing charges. As of today, Howard is extremely happy to report that, with help from outside donors, WOAR was able to get all the backlogged rape kits tested. Howard was not letting OUTPour leave her presence without suggesting what can be done to help survivors of sexual assault. The first thing she wanted all of us to know: WOAR has a 24-hour hotline (215985-3333). Second, if you need to file a report, there is always a counselor from WOAR ready to help. Finally, she stresses the importance of disclosure and getting into a support group, because the trauma of sexual assault has a way of coming out, and you will need to be around people who will see you, hear you and know you are fighting for your space to survive. n

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Street Talk What would you like to see from Philly's LGBTQ community? “I’d like to see more notices in the newspaper about things like the Mornings Out get-togethers that I Bruce Harvey go to every Retired week, where University City 20 percent of the time roughly, they go elsewhere from the William Way building to view something like a retirement community for example.” “I think people need to have social awareness and start social programs for the disabled. We need Jimmy Knight to open up Entrepreneur about time Center City being of the essence. People get depressed. Maybe some businesses could come together and make it fun.” "There are not enough events, gettogethers and meetings that we can socialize and meet others. William Martin Krasner Way has Retired programs Northeast once a week Philadelphia but I'd like more. That's very important because as we get older, we tend to keep to ourselves and that's not good.”



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From surviving to thriving: Reframing the narrative of aging with HIV Since the early 1980s, the messaging also the victim mentality that is propagated within our communities in relation to HIV by the healthcare system, the media, indihas been focused on surviving. In viduals and organizations. the earlier days of the AIDS criWe must change the narrasis, avoiding and/or surviving the tive: We not only need to surplague needed to be the focus. vive, we need to thrive! For many, it worked. Thriving speaks to a vigPeople took control of their orous growth — progressing health. Armed with the stantoward a goal in spite of the dard of care put out by circumstances. When applied ACT-UP Philadelphia, LGBT to our own lives, thriving is Philadelphians went to their about dreaming up what we appointments with their doctors want our lives to be and makequipped with the best inforing that happen. It is about livmation available at that time to ing our best lives. hopefully survive. Thriving encapsulates the Now there are medications Michael Byrne power of positive thought and that have changed an HIV diagmoving toward acceptance, nosis from a death sentence to a chronic gratitude and self-love. Getting to this illness. This is nothing new. We all know point may require someone to process the this. Folks that are diagnosed today have grief and traumas he/she has experienced. a much different reality than folks did in This is an ongoing process, especially for the 1980s-’90s. Yet, for the most part, the members of our communities who lived messaging about surviving HIV hasn’t through the height of the AIDS crisis. changed. It still focuses on “surviving.” “After an HIV diagnosis, you go Part of the reason for that is the specific through many phases of grieving over medications that are required in order to how your life was,” said David Gana, a control the illness. Part of this, though, is long-term survivor who now volunteers

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on the LGBT Elder Initiative’s HIV & Aging Community Advisory Committee. “Eventually you go into survivor mode. But you get past that and those feelings of victimization. You thrive, fulfilling your life with new skills, new knowledge, new challenges and more.” This also requires taking steps to engage with our communities and our networks, resisting the isolation that happens to many of us as we grow older. Successful aging with HIV includes building and maintaining support networks, which may seem like a daunting task for many who have lost friends, partners and loved ones over the years. In Philadelphia, 52 percent of people living with HIV are over 50 years old. Another 21 percent are 40-49. The time is now for us to once again come together as a community and care for each other. We need to be sure that people living with HIV are not only able to survive, but to thrive as they age. This month, the LGBT Elder Initiative is starting THRIVERS, a monthly discussion, support and skills-building group for people living with, or impacted by,

HIV. THRIVERS will focus on helping each person to age successfully with HIV and live his/her best life. We will do this together, learning from each other and from guest speakers/facilitators, who will introduce us to concepts and skills that will help us move closer to our best lives. The first THRIVERS group will meet 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 30at the Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St. The group is open to anyone who has been impacted by HIV. To register or to receive more information, contact the LGBT Elder Initiative at 215-720-9415 or Director of Programs and Outreach, David Griffith at dgriffith@ Let’s thrive together, not survive alone. n Michael Byrne is a licensed social worker with an interest in moving the needle on loneliness in LGBT elders. Prior to Byrne going back to school, he was a development professional, who raided money for services for people living with HIV for 20 years. He currently is a therapist at the Morris Home, the only drug and alcohol inpatient rehab in the world for transgender individuals. Byrne serves on the board of the LGBT Elder Initiative and will be a co-facilitator of THRIVERS starting this spring.

Philly-born activist and author begins a movement to combat sexual abuse against children By A.D. Amorosi PGN Contributor Dr. Paul Zeitz has forever fought for justice — be it patients’ rights, human rights or global rights — striving for equal opportunity and egalitarianism for all. Continuing with his mission, the Philadelphia-born activist and author has formed “Build a Movement 2020,” a set of initiatives aimed at achieving gender- and sexual-orientation equality and sustainability with a call to end child-sexual abuse and incest. Many of the jobs Zeitz has had — he’s worked with the Obama and Trump administrations as director of data revolution for sustainable development at the U.S. Department of State — as well as books he’s written (e.g., the recently released “Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold”) have led him to this latest endeavor. “I’ve been very involved in the global AIDS response since early in my career — worked with ACT-UP Philadelphia and Health GAP [Global Access Project] — a movement that was, in many ways, centered in Philly,” said Zeitz. “Other cities such as New York and San Francisco were in on this, and we were making lifesaving anti-retrovirals available, and as activists were connecting on a global scale,” he said.

Zeitz lived and worked in Africa in the late ’90s and saw how AIDS death rates were rapidly accelerating and the response rates were impotent. “I came back to the states soon after, and worked to create a global AIDS movement that eventually led to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and mobilized millions of dollars to fight AIDS, TB and malaria … and it was a bipartisan movement.” It is there where Zeitz developed his long and wide-ranging vision for his memoirs and, eventually, for the justice-based global strategy initiatives that would fill “Build A Movement 2020,” and its “fusion of solidarity so that we can make the impossible, possible” regarding actions on climate-smart sustainable development, renewable energy, gender equality and more. “All of these things tie together,” he said. “And if you’re fighting for one, you must fight for them all. “Some say it is too broad what I’m doing with Build a Movement, but I believe we must take on all these issues, and have to look at them as interrelated challenges and opportunities. A silo-ed approach to these problems will no longer work. Movements, say for gender equality and LGBTQ rights, may be moving in parallel. And we get small leaps forward moving separately. But, we are in such crisis mode that working together and in an interrelated sense allows us to work together and cut across the political spectrum for solutions. I saw that work with the AIDS initiative.” While going about the good fight in his late 40s, Zeitz also realized that he was a

survivor of early childhood sexual abuse. And now, in a post-“Leaving Neverland” landscape, he aims to bring that issue to the forefront. Zeitz’s father and mother owned sandwich shops on Chestnut Street and in the Northeast. “My folks came home every night smelling of fried onions,” he recounted happily. All of that, however, was a mask that Zeitz was hiding behind; a lapsed memory of abuse. In his memoir, “Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold,” Zeitz shares the journey of discovery after having had an amnesia barrier for decades. “We’re still in the breaking-the-silencephase of talking about incest and child abuse,” he said. “The ‘Leaving Neverland’ film helps us to become more aware of how pervasive such abuse is against boys and girls. The Catholic Church scandal, the Penn State scandal, the Boy Scouts scandal too — we’re starting to break through the notion of ‘this can’t happen where we are.’” To help combat such abuse, Zeitz insisted that we must utilize public-health data models and factor mathematically by gender, age, race, location and educational status just who and where the abused are and how often this is happening. “We don’t have good data. It’s a silent pandemic. And it’s not just in the states. It’s a global problem. We must show accountability for the systemic abuse of children.” Seeing “Leaving Neverland” also reminded Zeitz of the insidious grooming that occurs, not only between impressionable children and manipulative adults, but to the larger family units and the society

around them (an example of societal grooming being how no one wants to believe that Michael Jackson could be capable of such heinous crimes). “The feelings and experiences that the victims in ‘Leaving Neverland’ had were so resonant with my own,” Zeitz said. “There was a power figure who showered me with gifts, groomed me with pornography and threatened me with the secret that only he and I could know about. When Michael Jackson’s lawyers bullied those two kids, they were bullying all of us who have been abused and who have survived. “We’re all in this state of grooming day to day, and are subjected to child-sexual abuse with about 40 percent of such abuses occurring within the family. That’s the next step of breaking the silence, excavating the layers of shame that go with incest. I am here to be a shame-buster, to push all of us to speak out and more openly.” Build a Movement 2020 embraces a call to end child sexual abuse and incest by creating safe spaces for survivors to reveal and heal their hidden trauma. “You have to look underneath many layers with these initiatives to start creating action,” Zeitz said of organizing and mobilizing survivors to create political agendas to battle the pandemic. “I crated a framework of issues that I could add value to in their aid. I’m speaking out and encouraging others to speak out and act, just like we did with the global AIDS movement in the ’90s.” n To learn more about these initiatives, email or go to


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Smollett indicted on 16 counts as brothers’ story changes By Victoria A. Brownworth PGN Contributor

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A grand jury indicted Jussie Smollett on March 8 on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. He was charged for each time he told the story of being attacked by two men on Jan. 29 in an alleged hate crime. Smollett stands by his story and has engaged high-profile attorney Mark Geragos to represent him since his arrest on Feb. 20, when he was charged with one count of disorderly conduct in the case. On March 11, the Osundairo brothers, Ola and Abel, who were initially accused of perpetrating the attack, changed their story. One brother was an extra on “Empire” (the show in which Smollett stars) and the other was Smollett’s personal trainer. The brothers now acknowledge that Smollett wrote a $3,500 check to them for training, as Smollett has always asserted and as was written in the memo section of the check. The brothers’ attorney, Gloria Schmidt, revealed the new information on “Good Morning America” March 11. “GMA” originally aired the exclusive interview with Smollett and anchor Robin Roberts. Schmidt told “GMA” that the check was for personal training and that the brothers staged the attack for Smollett as “a personal favor” to the “Empire” star. The Chicago Police Department’s case was built around the notion that Smollett had paid the brothers with the check to stage the attack. In a long, televised news conference on Feb. 21, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson had insisted that the check was payment for the attack, telling reporters, “Smollet paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process.” A visibly outraged Johnson also asserted that Smollett had staged the attack on himself in a bid for more money for his role on “Empire” because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.” But as Smollett’s attorney told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview on March 8, there is no evidence that Smollett was dissat-

isfied with his pay scale at the hit Fox drama. Geragos also said Smollett never mentioned his salary to anyone at “Empire.” He never asked for more money nor did he contact his agent to ask for more money. Geragos called the 16-count indictment “prosecutorial overkill.” High-profile Chicago attorney Terry Sullivan said in a news report, “What you have is a police department and prosecutors that are obviously mad at him for embarrassing the city so they took every one of his lies and made it into another count.” Even Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has faced stiff criticism over his handling of the Laquan McDonald case in which Chicago police covered up the circumstances of the police shooting of the 17-year-old black teenager in 2014, reinforced Johnson’s narrative about Smollett. Emanuel told CNN anchor Don Lemon, who is also black and gay and was outspoken on the Smollett attack, “If you want to get paid more, get an agent.” Smollett has had an agent for years. Geragos also questioned why the Osundairo brothers were never charged in the attack or if the attack was staged, as accessories. On March 11, it was also revealed that on March 7, the day before the indictment, the Chicago Police Department opened an internal investigation into leaks in the Smollett investigation. The grand jury returned two separate sets of charges, one for each lie Smollett allegedly told. The first set is related to what Smollett told officers about the alleged attack, including that the attackers called him racial and homophobic slurs, struck him with their hands, put a noose around his neck and poured some sort of chemical substance on him. The second set of charges is related to the second interview Smollett had with the police about the alleged attack later that day, saying the men attacked him from behind and he fell to the ground, at which point the men kicked him. The two sets of charges correspond to two sets of police officers Smollett allegedly lied to. A charge of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report carries a possible

sentence of probation to three years. Smollett already pleaded not guilty to the first disorderly conduct charge. He was taken into custody and posted $100,000 bond. The usual amount for disorderly conduct ranges from $25 bail to up to $1,000. Voluntary manslaughter is the only crime for which $100,000 bail is typically set. Even involuntary manslaughter only stipulates a $25,000 bond. Smollett had also reported a threatening letter containing a white powder sent to him on the “Empire” set a week before the alleged attack. The letter is currently in the FBI crime lab for analysis, sources said. The grand jury made no mention of the letter, which is the other linchpin in the CPD’s case against Smollett. Johnson stated that when there was insufficient response to the letter, Smollett staged the attack. Smollett’s supporters have not wavered. “Until somebody can show me some proof otherwise, I’m going with him,” Queen Latifah told a media outlet. “The guy I’ve seen has always been someone who cares about people, who cares about others, and who’s very kind and who’s always been cool and sweet. That’s just the guy I know.” She added, “So until I can see some definitive proof — which I haven’t seen yet — I gotta go with him until I see otherwise.” Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay has tweeted that she refused to “blindly believe” the Chicago Police Department. She referred to the CPD as “the department that covered up shooting Laquan McDonald over a dozen times” and “that operated an off-site torture facility.” On March 8, journalist Jemele Hill tweeted her own outrage over the indictment, querying, “Who the hell they think he kidnapped, Chelsea Clinton?” On March 12, the court ruled on whether the media could be in the courtroom during future proceedings. Smollett was in court for that motion and did not file an objection. At press time, Smollett was expected to plead not guilty to the charges against him in a court date scheduled for March 14. “Jussie adamantly maintains his innocence even if law enforcement has robbed him of that presumption,” Geragos said. n

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Sleeping, teething and eating — oh my! Jackson is now 7 months old and has hit many of the milestones we were so looking forward to. He (mostly) consistently sleeps through the night, has two teeth and can successfully eat a laundry list of fruits and vegetables, sometimes even holding the spoon himself. While we’ve gleefully jotted down all these firsts with their dates in his baby book, his sleeping, teething and eating accomplishments were nowhere near one-day events. Instead, each win he’s had was after a series of fits and starts (sometimes actual fits!) and trial and error. Yet, with each checkbox we’ve hit, those frustrations quickly became a muted memory as our pride in his accomplishments swelled. Though we read up studiously before Jackson’s arrival about the best methods when it came to things like sleeping, teething and eating, we found our little guy was actually the best teacher of Jen all. We have tried to listen to his cues to find success. Here’s what he has taught us.

the Ferber Method seemed a happy medium. On the first night, you let the baby cry for three minutes, go in and gently shush him and pat his head and quickly leave, returning five minutes later for the same routine if he’s still crying and then 10 minutes thereafter until he falls asleep. If he wakes up an hour later, you reset to three minutes. On the next night, the increments go up to five, 10 and 12 minutes of letting him cry, and gradually increase throughout the week until you reach 20, 25 and 30 minutes. I offered to take the first night, knowing Ashlee is a bit more of a softy and would be tempted to pick Jackson up if he was really wailing. I settled in, knowing it was going to be a long night — but, after a 45-minute cry session, he slept until the sun came up. On the next night, the longest he cried was 20 minutes. The following night was only eight minutes. Now, he’ll occawake up to fuss, but it Colletta sionally rarely lasts more than a minute. We only get out of bed to shush him if it reaches 15, as he’s mastered the art of self-soothing. The Ferber Method may not be for everyone. It’s a lot tougher (on your emotions and your ears) than I had anticipated — hearing your child scream bloody murder and not comfort him. However, the fact that he now will sleep for 10-12 hours, which is good for his growing body, and that we’re not facing each day bleary-eyed and delirious, in hindsight, made that rough couple of days beyond worth it.

putting anything and everything in there. We wet and froze washcloths, quickly ordered a teether on Amazon that he loved at a relative’s house and we incessantly washed our hands, as our fingers were his favorite chew toys.

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The Ferber Method The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that parents keep their infants sleeping with them in their room until at least 6 months old, when the risk for SIDS dramatically drops — though we’d heard other advice, ranging from the night you’re home from the hospital to one year. Jackson slept (barely) in our room in a snug swing contraption until he hit month three. At that point — frustrated with our inability to sleep because of his frequent crying, snoring and even gas — we plopped him in his crib in his nursery and attempted to head to bed, flicking on the monitor. Big mistake. He screamed from the moment his head hit the mattress … for hours and hours. We went back to the drawing board and decided on a step-down approach. We canned the swing setup for his Pack ’n’ Play in our room for a few weeks, so he could get used to the flat surface yet still have the same look and smell of our room. He became quite the unpredictable sleeper — one night sleeping for a solid four hours and the next, up literally every half-hour, instantaneously falling asleep the second we picked him up. We knew we had created a monster. Come the New Year, we decided to pick a date — Jan. 15, opting for a Tuesday, when he was good and tired from daycare — to try the crib in his room again. This time, we used the Ferber Method. Termed by some as “cry it out,” this strategy has strict rules, which very much appealed to both Ashlee and me. We both tend to opt for rigidity in the face of uncertainty. While we were hesitant to just close his nursery door and let him cry for eight hours,

Teeth troubles The fifth month seemed to really be when the magic happened, as January was also when Jackson cut his first tooth. We anxiously awaited the signs of his first baby tooth emerging, thinking it would be a cute little milestone. What we got was enough drool to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool daily, a fever, a 13-day case of diarrhea and screaming that reached glass-shattering octaves. One of the hardest things about teething, we found, is that some of the side effects are also connected to other conditions. We worried his digestive issues, for instance, may have been connected to a recent dose of antibiotics. And the fever and fussiness, we feared, could mean he was dealing with some undefined sickness. Like so many other things, we had to take a wait-and-see approach. Once his first tooth came all the way out, the symptoms subsided — only to blossom days later as the second poked its way through. In the meantime, we went on the hunt for things Jackson could safely shove in his mouth, as he became obsessed with

bowl. Jackson’s first experiment was an unparalleled mess and had us running to the basement to unearth the plastic bibs we had gotten for our baby shower, and kicking ourselves for thinking that sitting on the sofa for this milestone was a good idea. The more we sampled “Stage 1” fruits and veggies, the more we realized what a racket store-bought products are. There are countless recipes online for making your own baby puree — some of which, we calculated, are a quarter of the price of what’s on the shelves and take just five minutes to make. We’ve gotten into a rhythm of stocking up on fruits and veggies each time we go to the supermarket and spending some time chopping, blending and freezing them each weekend. After a bit, we were able to discern Jackson’s likes and dislikes: His eyes bug out and he holds his mouth open when something suits his fancy, and he seals his lips shut and looks around the kitchen at anywhere but the spoon when he’s not interested. Pumpkin was a definite no-go, as were peas, while carrots and apples got the major green light. As a fun twist, our rather temperamental child will have a voracious appetite one day, while the next — depending on his mood, sleep and teething status — he’d rather eat his bib. Milestones like sleeping, teething and eating are far from mere moments, but rather are nuanced learning experiences, both for babies and parents. By keeping expectations flexible yet optimism and persistence high — and relying on all that abounding advice as an option, not a how-to guide — we’ve found that the bumps in the road can become good guides. n

Solids Our doctor told us that between 4-6 months old, most babies start experimenting with purees. She advised us to start simple and slow, trying each new food for a few days at a time to rule out any allergies. We looked to baby books and online food charts to see where to start, but soon found out that, like many other things in the infant-advice world, everyone has different ideas. Our family advised us to start with rice cereal — a flaky mix to thicken formula or breast milk — and offer it in a bottle with the nipple widened. Online sites, however, were chock full of dire warnings about that approach, which many deemed a potential choking hazard. We ultimately opted for rice cereal in a



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which opened in 1993 and primarily serves youth of color. A former Attic employee reportedly made the allegations. Shawn Leavitt, president of The Attic’s board of directors, confirmed to PGN that allegations had been made by at least one former employee. He said the alleged sexual assault would have violated policies on protecting the youth served by the center. “These allegations are serious,” Leavitt said. “It’s incredibly important we address them and determine what — if anything — has happened, and to make sure The Attic is — and continues to be — a safe place for our community’s youth.” The investigation, being conducted by The Attic’s own law firm, Morgan Lewis, began last week and also will help determine whether the center’s policies on safety were followed and if those policies are strong enough, Leavitt said. A policy he mentioned was one concerning contact between adults and youth, and said that board members are concerned about other allegations and about the employees. Leavitt said he didn’t have any specifics on the allegations, but that the results of


the investigation would be released. Furthermore, he said he wasn’t aware of any reports or complaints officially filed with the Philadelphia Police Department or any other city agencies. A source close to The Attic told PGN that the former employee had made no complaints of racism while being employed there, nor in an exit interview. The source also said the alleged sexual assault happened more than a year ago, adding the alleged victim was male and continues to visit the center regularly and take advantage of its services. The source also indicated that a new policy spurred by the alleged incident was put into place requiring The Attic alumni to sign in when visiting, as well as be chaperoned the entire time they are on the premises. PGN also spoke to the two founders of the Black & Brown Workers Co-op, which

posted the allegations. The organization’s Facebook page includes a 53-minute video discussing the claims, as well as three pages of allegations and demands. Abdul-Aliy Abdullah Muhammad and Shani Akilah responded to PGN separately by phone and said nothing had changed since the group initially posted the allegations. The BBWC alscontinus to stand by its demands, which Akilah said were drafted by the employees and shown on the last of the three pages. The demands include the immediate resignation of Jacobs and Santos as well as the resignation of Attic Associate Director Jacinto “Jay” Grant. The board’s memo to employees said Grant “will temporarily oversee operations working closely with board members Jasper Liem and Shawnese Givens.” Additionally, the demands include audit-

The investigation, being conducted by The Attic’s own law firm, Morgan Lewis, began last week and also will help determine whether the center’s policies on safety were followed and if those policies are strong enough.

ing and changes to the board of directors, that the “Entire Staff [sic] be trained in anti-Adultism,” and “severance pay to former staff who have suffered under the misleadership of carrie jacobs [sic] and management staff.” Muhammad said the BBWC isn’t acting as an adviser but just standing in solidarity with the workers who are whistleblowing. Akilah wrote in a statement to PGN, “What these former Attic workers are doing is courageous and also birthed out of necessity. Speaking the truth about the treatment of Black and Brown Trans women and non-binary femmes goes against the grain of the toxic culture that exists at The Attic Youth Center. The Attic is a product of an anti-black, trans-antagonistic, queer-antagonistic society. The managerial staff at The Attic is complicit in a rape culture that places zero value on the bodies of queer and trans youth of color. Because of these former workers speaking out, that silence has been broken and The Attic’s management’s complicity exposed. Now justice must be done in the name of our community.” The BBWC post gives The Attic a deadline of March 18 to take action on all of its demands. n

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— I was one of only a few members in the State House to vote against an anti-marriage-equality resolution in the early 1990s, when a pro-equality stance was not the majority view. I’m glad the country’s view has shifted.” The Equality Act, if passed, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit and the jury system. The bill was reintroduced in 2015 and again in 2017, but failed to pass both times. U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) is a strong supporter of the Equality Act and a newly elected member of the 116th Congress. “I am proud to be a member of the Equality Caucus, the Trans Rights Task Force, and a cosponsor of the Equality Act. Members of the LGBTQ community deserve the same rights, protections and opportunities as any other American,” she told PGN. “While the fight for equality has seen rapid progress in the past decade, we

are still a long way from full legal and social equality for LGBTQ people. From ensuring equal access to healthcare and employment to fighting direct attacks by the Trump administration on the few existing federal nondiscrimination protections that exist, now more than ever allies must stand strong with the LGBTQ community,” she added. The office of Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, the lone Republican member of the Pennsylvania coalition, told PGN that Fitzpatrick had no comment on the Equality Act. A record 161 corporations, including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, IBM, Facebook and Twitter, support the Equality Act. That support — and the $3.7 trillion in revenue and operations in all 50 states that come with those companies — is considered pivotal in propelling the bill’s passage this time. In 2015, the bill only had three corporate sponsors. “The more than 160 leading American companies that have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act are sending a loud and clear message that the time has come for full federal equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.

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“More and more companies have come to realize just how important it is to have a nationwide standard that treats all employees equally, no matter where they live,” said Stephen Peters, a spokesperson for HRC. Fifty percent of the national LGBTQ community lives in the 30 states that fail to provide clear legal protections to the LGBTQ population. Pennsylvania is one of those states. In the press conference, James Esseks, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBTQ and HIV Project, said a uniform federal law is essential to protecting LGBT civil rights. He added that while some plaintiffs have been winning discrimination lawsuits, “even if we win all those lawsuits, that doesn’t mean we don’t need the Equality Act.” The need for these protections is viewed as especially critical for women and trans people, who suffer the most discrimination. “What they go through is something that no one should have to go through,” said Harper Jean Tobin, director of policy at the National Center for Transgender Equality. “We absolutely need to do bet-

ter, and we certainly can do better.” Sunu Chandy, legal director of the National Women’s Law Center, said the Equality Act “would provide a framework where everyone has protections.” “It’s not a coincidence that the 116th Congress is the youngest and most diverse in history — it’s a call to action,” said Rep. Katie Hill, who is openly bisexual. “I am so proud to serve as a co-chair of the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in Congressional history, because now more than ever our communities are demanding representation to ensure their voices are heard.” The Equality Act was first introduced in 1974 by prominent feminist Congresswoman Bella Abzug (D-NY) and then-Congressman Ed Koch (who later served as New York City mayor and died in 2013) to add sex, sexual orientation and marital status to the Civil Rights Act. In 1994, the Equality Act was amended to focus only on employment as ENDA — the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA never passed in the 25 years it has been sponsored. The Equality Act was first reintroduced in 2015. n

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a whole lot of room for additional ones,” said Amber Hikes, who’s served as the executive director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs since March 2017. With rights like same-sex marriage and, at least in Philadelphia, antidiscrimination protections secured, she said that the office, under the advice of Mayor Jim Kenney, has shifted focus from one that’s dedicated to policy and advocacy to being more rooted in community and engagement – which, Hikes admitted, isn’t always as sexy or headline-worthy. “The advocacy for [Mayor Kenney] was very important, but he wanted folks in the community to feel like the office is accessible, to feel like they could come up and communicate their concerns, work with us on the issues that they’re experiencing in their communities.” The bulk of her day-to-day work “is spent out with groups, meeting with external partners, bringing their concerns back and seeing how we can address them from a city-government perspective,” Hikes explained. “The work is pretty constant, but the vast majority happens behind the scenes and it isn’t something you can blast on a newspaper.” The primary focus of the office at the moment is the LGBTQ Community Leadership Pipeline, a project that hopes to diversify the leadership in Philly’s LGBTQ community, starting with the boards at 12 local nonprofits. It stemmed from a 2016 Philadelphia


Commission on Human Relations report about racism and discrimination in the city’s queer community, which, among other things, found a lack of diversity and representation in local LGBTQ nonprofits. “As a queer black woman, I know that representation matters. I know that visibility matters. I know that in this city, which is 44-percent African American, it is important for our leadership, especially in a marginalized community, to reflect the people they are serving. Before I leave here, we are going to make sure we dramatically change the leadership in this city.” She and the office are working with executive directors at local nonprofits like William Way LGBT Community Center, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and Independence Business Alliance to essentially train about 20 people on issues like finance and public relations so they can go out, with a stipend in hand, and serve on one of 12 local organizational boards. “We are doing what we can to help nonprofits move in that direction, understanding that everyone is under-resourced and understaffed and really stretched. We are working to step up and help build these bridges to get us moving in the right direction,” Hikes said. “What we’ll be able to see is an immediate change, and then as the project continues we’ll be able to see the demographics of the leadership in our community change significantly.” Besides that, she is also working on

Pride, which this year is marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Hikes said to expect a big rollout of events, beginning with an LGBTQ State of the Union address at the Kimmel Center on June 3. Some 15-20 city-sponsored Pride events will happen throughout June, including a flag-raising and block party in LOVE Park, movie screenings, discussion panels, the Philly Family Pride Festival and more. “Since the office started, it’s never been able to do 20 different events for Pride,” Hikes noted. In the past she hinted about a Safety Task Force to address rising violence in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, but said that issue may be larger than the LGBTQ community. “Folks are feeling like the Gayborhood is not as safe as it once was, and they feel that, because it’s happening in the Gayborhood, that LGBTQ folks are being targeted. Frankly, that’s not what we’ve been seeing from any of our data. What we’ve seen around the country is a rise in violence in general, a rise in anger and animosity toward one another — and frankly we see that playing out in any great number of communities.” Nevertheless, Hikes said she plans to address community concerns, perhaps planning a forum at William Way to talk about self-defense and other ways to keep the neighborhood safe. “We live in the fifth-largest city in the country, and some of the experiences — with people getting into altercations, getting assaulted, maybe even being robbed — are experiences people have when they live in very large cities. But what we need to be working on is how we can protect each other to better mitigate those situations from impacting us disproportionately.” She pointed out a string of other accomplishments she’s been involved with since she took over two years ago, such as the

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black and brown stripes on the rainbow flag and recent legislation that changes language in the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to be more gender-neutral. But, she added, a lack of staff (there are only two full-time employees in the Office of LGBT Affairs) and a general feel of division in the country affect the pace. “I often say that no one has had to do this job during war time. Everyone else got to do the job during peacetime. We have not seen the attacks on our community that we have seen during [the Trump] administration,” she said. “It’s a different time to do this work. Anyone who is working in service to marginalized populations — if they have done it for any amount of time — they’d tell you that these last years, since November 2016, have been war time. They have been very trying times.” Hikes also has had to deal with a community divided within itself, specifically over racial tensions in the Gayborhood. But she’s optimistic about the way things are moving. “I know it doesn’t always feel that way for folks. But being on the frontlines of it, what I can see, just in the last two years, is that we have started to understand each other a lot better. I’ve seen people start to get it. I feel like we are starting to come together. We look very different and we move very differently than how we did a couple years ago, but we’re getting there.” So with limited resources and a bickering community to contend with, one has to wonder: Does she actually enjoy the job? “I didn’t say that. It is a very fulfilling and rewarding job. It is not an easy job. It is without a doubt the hardest work I’ve ever had to do — especially doing it during this time. I took over in March of 2017 and the feeling in the country was very different two years ago, and certainly the feeling in the community. It is a necessary job — and at times it’s enjoyable — but usually it is fulfilling and it is necessary.” n

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Local productions to star in this year’s film fest By Gary M. Kramer PGN Contributor Philadelphia’s LGBTQ film festival will screen more than 100 features, documentaries and shorts during its weeklong run March 25-31. Among this year’s qFLIX offerings are several local-interest titles, as well as appearances by filmmakers. One of the opening films is the world premiere of Philly-set-and-shot romance “From Zero to I Love You.” This glossy drama, written and directed by Doug Spearman, has the married-with-kids Jack Dickinson (Scott Bailey) unexpectedly falling for Pete Logsdon (Darryl Stephens). Their relationship, which includes sex on the down low, comes to an expected head when Pete wants Jack to leave his wife,

Karla (Keili Lefkovitz). If the plot veers into soapy melodrama, Spearman includes some poignant moments — from an intriguing scene with Jack in a pool in Palm Springs to a heartto-heart Pete has with his father (Richard Lawson). There’s even a fairy-dust motif. (It’s corny, but it works.) Stephens is irresistible, giving a relaxed, assured performance. However, Bailey is uneven as the uptight Jack. “From Zero to I Love You” may wear its heartfelt emotions on its sleeve, but it does induce smiles. Spearman and Stephens will attend the screening. Also playing opening night is the inspiring short film “Going Forward,” which chronicles the openly gay Malcolm Kenyatta as he campaigns to become a Pennsylvania

state representative. Even though the election results are known, this affectionate portrait will prompt tears of joy. One of the absolute highlights of qFLIX is the world premiere of “Jack & Yaya,” a fabulous documentary that spotlights the irrepressible 30-year friendship between its title characters, who grew up together in South Jersey. As kids, Christopher liked to wear heels and dresses and Jacqueline preferred boys’ clothes. Christopher performed drag as Yaya — who was Miss Philadelphia Gay Pride in 2009 — and transitioned to become Christina, while Jacqueline underwent top surgery and became Jack. Jack helps Christina get her legal name change while Christina helps Jack with his injections after a surgical procedure. The documentary shows them meeting and


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chatting, hanging out with their families, discussing the good times and sometimes their painful memories. Yaya’s speech about her dying mother is particularly moving. Directors Jen Bagley and Mary Hewey truly captured this strong, supportive friendship to create an ingratiating, feelgreat story about love and empowerment. It should not be missed. Festival centerpiece “Evening Shadows,” a coming-out film, is a worthwhile entry in the cannon because it sheds light on attitudes about homosexuality in India. In director and cowriter Sridhar Rangayan’s touching drama, Kartik (Devansh Doshi) returns to his rural home after four years away in Mumbai. His father, Damodar (Ananth PAGE 20


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Narayan Mahadevan), rules the house with an iron fist, demanding that his wife, Vasudha (Mona Ambegaonkar), do everything. Damodar also insists that Kartik get married. However, Kartik hasn’t been able to tell his overbearing parents that he’s gay. He breaks the news to his mother during an excursion they take on the same day a vote is being held to legalize homosexuality. There are some contrivances in how things play out, but “Evening Shadows” deserves to be seen because it provides a tender story of a son and his mother asserting their independence. (It’s not unlike the recent “Boy Erased” in this regard.) On a lighter note, qFLIX presents “Steam Room Stories: The Movie,” the feature-length version of JC Calcian’s popular web series. Fans of the series may know the humor here is more sophomoronic than steamy. And the plot is downright silly. When cosmetics tycoon Sally Fay (Traci Lords) discovers the fountain of youth is actually located in a gym’s steam room in Encino, Calif., she becomes determined to take over the property. She has her assistant, Neil (Eric D’Agostino), get undressed and go undercover in the steam room, where he meets Wade (Jacob Buckenmyer) and his bros, Beau (Paris Dylan), Balton (Chris Boudreaux), Ryan (Isaiah Lucas) and Tad (Forrest Hoffman). While Wade and Neil flirt, the guys try to raise money — through wet-undies contests and sperm donations — to save the gym from a tax collector. The film features the buff bodies in towels and dumb humor that are hallmarks of the series but stretched out to 98 minutes, more may be less for some viewers. At least Lords has fun camping it up, and the frequently shirtless guys provide some eye candy. Another festival centerpiece is “Making Montgomery Clift,” a tantalizing documentary by Robert Clift (Monty’s youngest nephew) and Hillary Demmon. The film showcases fantastic clips, home movies and interviews that investigate the actor’s life, sexuality and career. Jack Larson’s story about a kiss is terrific, as is information about Clift’s insistence on working outside the studio system and playing parts he wanted — even if it meant turning down juicy roles. But “Making Montgomery Clift” gets lost in the weeds as the Clift family tries to correct various biographers’ errors. A bit about the actor’s arrest with a “boy” is carefully parsed, and other revisions, such as Clift’s trouble with John Huston, feel belabored. Nevertheless, this documentary certainly will interest fans of the actor. Another entry about cinema is the celebratory lesbian documentary “Dykes, Camera, Action!” which presents a women’s history of queer cinema. Director Caroline Berler


If this film feels sloppy at first, stick with it. As Leo gains wisdom, the movie takes some interesting turns, including an underwear party that yields a nice exchange on a balcony with Ethan (Lucas Pagac). Moreover, Leo’s relationship with Donnie generates a quietly powerful climax. Corrêa’s film is slight, but it’s also thoughtful and sweet. Also set in the City by the Bay is the inspiring documentary “50 Years of Fabulous,” which chronicles the history and achievements of the San Francisco Imperial Council, an organization that crowns an annual empress and emperor and performs charitable work. Director Jethro Patalinghug traces the origins of the council and queer community building through interviews, archival footage and oral histories. The film shows how discrimination — from police raids in the 1950s through Harvey Milk’s assassination and the AIDS epidemic — helped create a sisterhood (and, eventually, a brotherhood) when the macho leather men ended their rivalry with the drag queens and joined forces. The empresses are all fabulous, strutting their stuff on stage and showing how their efforts generated pride in the queer community — and the importance for it to continue. “Two in the Bush” is an affable, independent romantic comedy that finds the bisexual Emily (Sarah Mitchell) in despair after a double whammy: She catches her girlfriend, Kate (Adriana Leonard), in bed with her best male friend and then loses her job. When her supportive pal, Rosa (the delightful Melissa DuPrey), helps Emily get a job working for Nikki (Caitlin Aase), a dominatrix “SNOWFLAKE” Photo: Necessary Outlet Productions “50 YEARS OF FABULOUS” Photo: 13th Gen who owns a local dungeon, things “1985” Photo: Wolfe Video “BATHROOM STALLS AND PARKING LOTS” Photo: Thales Corrêa start to look up. Emily even starts a “TWO IN THE BUSH” Photo: Strange Charm romance with Nikki. But things get complicated when Emily also falls for interviews pioneer American lesbian film- he sees his rights quickly eroding. Ethan’s makers Su Friedrich and Barbara Hammer; boyfriend, Ryan (Tracy), tries to mollify Ben (Travis Delgado). New Queer Cinema goddesses Rose Troche him, but as Ethan becomes more and more “Two in the Bush” shows how these three and Philly native Cheryl Dunye; and a new extreme, he alienates everyone around him. consenting adults navigate their relationship crop of female queer filmmakers of color, The too-talky “Snowflake” makes some and sexuality, as well as how they treat one including Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du and salient points as characters gay and straight, another with love and respect, not jealousy. Yoruba Richen, to show why lesbian films liberal and conservative debate topical issues Lastly, Yen Tan’s excellent, elegiac drama, matter. from gun control to marriage equality, but “1985,” has Adrian (out gay actor Cory While not comprehensive, Berler’s film it feels like overkill in the era of Trump Michael Smith), a closeted gay man, returntraces how activism helped these direc- fatigue. Moreover, much of this low-budget ing home to Texas for Christmas with his tors find their voices and combat negative film feels amateurish, from the acting to the conservative family. queer images to make films like “Lesbian editing to the direction. It wants to be a pow- This remarkable feature, shot on film and Avengers Eat Fire, Too,” “Go Fish” and erful condemnation of Trump but it comes in black and white, is comprised of a series “Gaysians.” It’s enjoyable and entertaining. across as toothless, merely preaching to the of mostly two-handers that explore how Adrian both reveals and conceals his sexual The festival also is featuring the world choir. premiere of “Snowflake,” a well-meaning The indie film “Bathroom Stalls & identity. His interactions with his parents drama written, directed and produced by Parking Lots” has Brazilian transplant Leo (Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis), Jack Tracy. (writer/director Thales Corrêa) arriving in younger brother (Aidan Langford) and best The film opens with the election of San Francisco to find a guy he’s interested friend, Carly (Jamie Chung), are heartfelt Republican presidential candidate Thomas in. His best friend, Donnie (cowriter and and affecting. It’s almost impossible not to Porter and his anti-LGBT vice, Andrew coproducer Izzy Palazzini), and Donnie’s cry by the end. n Price (Michael Warren Anderson). This friend Hunter (Oscar Mansky) accompany development upsets Ethan (J.J. Bozeman), Leo on his quest, which takes the guys to the For screening locations and more information on a gay man, who gets justifiably angrier as bathroom stalls and parking lots of the title. QFlix, see


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Javier Mojica: Maximizing the qFLIX experience Philadelphia has a long history with film. Long before Hollywood, there was the Lubinville Studio on 20th Street (1911), Thomas Edison opened the first film company across the Delaware River, and the steadicam was invented in this area. In addition, several classics were filmed in Philly. With the Women’s Film Festival through March 23 and the upcoming qFLIX, Philly’s film culture continues. The qFLIX festival, celebrating more than 25 years of presenting queer films, is chock full of panels, celebrities, festivities and movies to suit every taste. Opening night will be the North American premiere of “From Zero to I Love You,” an LGBTQ+ film shot almost entirely in Philadelphia. Actor Darryl Stephens (”Noah’s Ark,” “Boy Culture”) will be there for the screening. “Going Forward,” a short film set to precede the feature, is a moving documentary showing Philly’s own Malcolm Kenyatta on his quest to become a Pennsylvania state representative and the first openly LGBTQ+ candidate of color elected to state office here. Stephens and Kenyatta will be at the “Black & Pink” opening-night gala that follows in the Observation Deck on the 57th floor of Liberty Place. But it’s the behind-the-scenes players who star in the presentation of major events like qFLIX. Among the many talented and dedicated volunteers who help the festival run smoothly is the debonair Javier Mojica. PGN: Let’s start with a little about your hometown. JM: I’m originally from a town on the west coast of Puerto Rico called Mayagüez. PGN: What brought you to the United States? JM: I came to the states to go to college. I was out in York and then moved to Philadelphia in ’95 to work for a quasi-nonprofit.

weekends and special holidays. It was fun because we could invite friends and family. But I consider myself a city boy. Mayagüez has a University of Puerto Rico campus that is well-known for engineering; a lot of NASA people go there. I went there for a year before transferring to the states for political science and international studies. I was really into languages and culture and international relations. When I went for my master’s, it was for public-administration planning and community development. PGN: I’ve been to Puerto Rico. I can’t imagine going from the crystal-blue waters of Mayagüez to the green/gray water at the Jersey Shore. JM: [Laughing] I just try to enjoy the boardwalk experience. PGN: What’s a fun family tradition? JM: We did a lot of celebrating, especially around the holidays. We would have a lot of competitions. One of the best was where the kids would have to make their own hats and then we would have a parade. Mine was a top hat decorated with things from the beach. We’d have a contest for best joke, best smile, etc. We’d do it so that everyone won something, even the grownups.

PGN: How did you find community here? JM: I got involved with things. I volunteered with the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, I played recreational volleyball and softball. Back in school, I played basketball too. PGN: You’re a jock! What other hobbies do you have? JM: Well, of course I love theater and films. My current title is manager of the Wilma Theater and I’ve been here since 2005. So, I’ve seen a lot of amazing shows. We’re just opening the run of Ballet X, which is always exciting. The theater community in Philadelphia is very strong and active and really supportive. We go to see each other’s shows and always help each other out. It’s like family. PGN: After so many years being involved with live theater, what’s the craziest moment you’ve seen? JM: We’ve had people in the audience

before the show. She hurt herself badly enough that I had to cancel the show! PGN: Have you done any acting? JM: A little in high school. I did some plays. One of them comes to mind where I got to play this crazy guy who comes through a window trying to get a girl. And in “Cinderella,” I didn’t play the prince. I was the butler who held the glass slipper. I’ve also done some work as an extra. PGN: How did you get involved with the film festival? JM: I volunteered. I met Thom Cardwell (coproducer of qFLIX) and asked to help out. And now, all these years later, I’m the director of guest services. I love welcoming people to the city and making sure they have a great experience here. PGN: Over the years they’ve had some great guest stars. Who was a favorite? JM: Last year we had Alan Cumming. He was here for closing night and hung out with everyone at the party. That was awesome. PGN: I was there! He was pretty great. He danced with everyone all night and then even took over as DJ! JM: Yeah. It was fun. Another good one was when we had ’50s heartthrob Tab Hunter. I got to pick up him and his boyfriend in New York and drove them all the way here. They were very nice. Oh, and what is her name? Tilly, not Meg, but the other one with the funny voice.

PGN: How did the family handle having three gay brothers? JM: It’s kind of just there. We didn’t really talk about it much, especially since none of us lived there. But it was never an issue. PGN: When did you come out? JM: It took a little bit. I struggled internally about coming out. I knew that I wanted to come to the states for school, and decided I wanted to wait until then and not deal with it in Puerto Rico. As soon as I moved to the states, I became very involved with the community.

PGN: Tell me about the family. JM: I’m the youngest of four brothers. We’re all spread out over the states. One is in the Boston area, one is in New Jersey and the other is in Hawaii. Two of my big brothers are also gay and they live with their partners.

PGN: How did you learn about your brothers? JM: I always kind of knew, especially with my older brother. But the way I found out officially from my other brother was when he sat me down and said, “I have a gift for you … ” It was adorable.

PGN: Could you describe where you grew up? JM: Mayagüez is one of the largest cities in Puerto Rico. It’s known for its mangoes and for the drinking water because it comes down fresh from the mountains. Plus, it’s not too far from the beach where people come from all over to surf. But in addition to being in the city, we had a beach house where we’d spend

PGN: Did you say, “Guess what? I have a boyfriend too.” JM: No, no. The way I found out they had an inkling was at my mother’s funeral, when my older brother pulled me aside and said, “She always knew … ” Apparently they all talked about it with my mom! That was very special to me, and to know that they were all there for me.

PGN: Jennifer Tilly? JM: Yes! At one of the festivals, she and I hung out at Bump, when that was a hotspot, with two well-known gay porn stars. Then we went over to Voyuer, or whatever it was called then, and danced all night. That was fun! have their moments to the extent that we’ve had to stop the show and call 911. There have been a few outbreaks in the theater. PGN: Outbreaks? JM: No, what do you call them? Breakouts? When the lights go out. Blackouts! We had one show when the power went down three times in a week in this area. Luckily that’s rare. One time we did have an actor trip doing warmups

PGN: Thinking of fun, I know you knew Donald Carter (Philly’s “Mayor of the Gayborhood”). JM: Yes, that’s such a big loss. He was always at the film and theater events, and he brought such great energy. He will really be missed. I don’t think people realize how many things he used to support. He’d come to shows at the Wilma, and he would often bring some little trinket for me or for Blanka Zizka, the artistic director here — a little gift PAGE 30

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Alive and politicking: Dynamic duo launches new podcast By Larry Nichols Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying at the scary, dysfunctional and outright stupid state of American politics these days. Luckily for us, a new podcast is trying to find the humor in the maelstrom. “Let’s Get Civical,” hosted by New York City-based comedian Lizzie Stewart and gay political strategist Arden Walentowski, is equal parts civics class and comedy show. The duo is making it its mission to break down all the political action into easily understandable morsels. Walentowski, also based in New York City, has worked in the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and was chief of staff for the Jonathan Lewis campaign for Congress. She is also the cofounder of “Three Oracles,” a blog about the state of American democracy, which features an all-female writing team. Wa l e n t o w s k i spoke to PGN about what it is like to try to make sense of the hurricane of political insanity that is whirling around the country.

PGN: What political subjects aren’t getting enough attention and urgency these days? AW: Real economic solutions to the problem of income inequality and the loss of the middle class, but particularly as it applies to millennials. As a group, we make cents on the dollar for the same jobs that our parents and folks in the age group above us had at our age, and yet the cost of living continues to rise at a crippling rate. It costs us more to get a college education, which is the bare minimum for most jobs these days. We often take out large, expensive educational loans, only to get a job after graduation that pays $30,000 per year. That’s not sustainable. There are a few things politicians and candidates could do to address this, but a good start would be real student-debt reform. This does not mean free public college. That is a separate problem. I’m talking about helping those of us with student-debt amounts so high that we’ll never have kids or own a house, and we fear that we won’t be able to pay rent. It’s a problem no one is addressing, and it’s time we address this bubble before it bursts.

PGN: What kind of audience does PGN: Is it difficult “Let’s Get Civical” to walk the line attract? between being inforAW: In general, mative and being our audience mementertaining with the bers are progrespodcast? sive-leaning folks AW: It’s definitely a who want a little fine line. We try to spice and hilarity never sacrifice the with their civic eduinfo for the sake of a cation. We’re only ARDEN WALENTOWSKI (LEFT) AND laugh because at the about a month old, LIZZIE STEWART end of the day, the so we’re still getting show is about civto know and engage ics. But luckily both with our listeners and we’re loving every Lizzie and I understand where the comeminute of it. Come find us on IG/Twitter dic moments are appropriate and where they take us off track. The entertaining @letsgetcivical. We want to know you! moments help us connect with listeners PGN: What separates your podcast from the and keep the show light and funny. We pack in regard to content and perspective? didn’t want this to be a podcast that lecAW: There are a lot of political podtures at you. I love NPR-type shows, but casts out there these days. We’re differthat’s not us. We wanted to make politics ent because we focus on the educational and government accessible for people and piece in our pod rather than current news we think that’s easier to do when people or the latest political throw-down. We are relaxed and having fun. found that most political podcasts assume their listeners have a basic level of inforPGN: How have the challenges of being a mation that most Americans just don’t gay political strategist changed in the last have, which can make major news events two years, and does podcasting help you in hard to follow. They also tend to play into that field in any way? their own ideological beliefs, and while AW: To be honest, I haven’t faced chalLizzie and I are upfront about the fact that lenges for being a gay political strategist, we’re fairly left-leaning, we try not to let and I am so grateful for that. I live in that run the show. NYC and have had the PAGE 26

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Guide to the Gayborhood

The Philadelphia Gayborhood is roughly centered at Locust and Camac streets. Look for the rainbow street signs at intersections and remember to be aware of your surroundings wherever you go. Boxers

1330 Walnut St. boxersphl Sports bar with a TVs, pool table, brick pizza oven, sports specials


Toasted Walnut Woody’s 1316 Walnut St. 215.546.8888 Festively lit women-owned bar complete with a “beer” pong table

1221 St. James St. 215.735.5772 After-hours private club; membership required

202 S. 13th St. 215.545.1893 Includes attached Walnut Street bars Rosewood and GloBar

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206 S Quince St. 215.627.1662 Levi Leather men’s bar; pool tables, second floor sports; basement has enforced dress code

Chancellor St.

St. James St.

❍ Locust St.

Manning St.

Quince St.

11th St.

Latimer St.

12th St.


Camac St.

The Bike Stop

Walnut St.

13th St.

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Juniper St.


❍ Spruce St.

Pa. bars close at 2 a.m. unless they have a private-club license. Please drink responsibly.

Cypress St.

Writer’s Block Rehab William Way 1342 Cypress St. 267.603.6960 A cozy, comfortable bar and lounge perfect for escaping the norm

Frankie Bradley’s

LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce St. 215.732.2220 A resource for all things LGBT

1320 Chancellor St. 215-735-0735 Resaturant, dance club, live performers and entertainment


1220 Locust St. 215.546.6660 Relaxing corner bar, easy-going crowd, popular for happy hour and window watching

Tavern on Camac


West of Broad Street The Attic Youth 1705 Chancellor St. Center Stir Lounge

215.732.2700 Fun two-bar lounge, DJ in the back, regular poker games and specials

U Bar

255 S. 16th St. 215.545.4331 Safe space and programs for LGBTs age 16-23 weekday afternoons and evenings

255 S. Camac St. 215.545.8731 Piano lounge with upstairs dance floor; Tavern restaurant below is open late.


225 S. 12th St. 215.925.1166 Fine-dining restaurant and bar, outdoor seating, piano in back room


254 S. 12th St. 215.964.9675 Three floors with a dance floor,, drag shows, lounge and rootop deck.

Bar X 255 S. Camac St. Bar and dancefloor


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great fortune of working for progressive candidates who hire diverse staff. As a podcaster working in politics, having to research topics and construct an episodic narrative has kept me on my toes in terms of staying on top of the news, and has helped me to be a better communicator and message creator. PGN: What makes Lizzie Stewart the ideal cohost for you? Is politics something that is a big part of her style as a comedian? AW: Lizzie is my rock, and the greatest collaborator I’ve ever had. We work and think in the same way. Sometimes we text each other the same thing at the same time. We’re always in step and listen to one another’s concerns without judgment. Lizzie isn’t a political comedian per se, but I think that’s one of the reasons we work so well. She’s whip-smart, and eager to learn about civics stuff she doesn’t already know. But, she also doesn’t hesitate to point out the ridiculousness of our government. Do not get her started on how awful government websites are. She will lose it! PGN: Why are comedians and political commentators such perfect bedfellows in this day and age, and will the lines that separate the two ever become less blurry? AW: No, I think they’ll only get blurrier. In our era of the 24-hour news cycle and large social media and communication platforms, the only way to stand out is to have a strong brand and personality. It’s no longer sufficient to be Walter Cronkite. You have to be Walter Cronkite, Ellen DeGeneres and Jim Jeffries all in one. This is why people like Bill Maher, Katy Tur and Rachel Maddow are so successful. Not only can they tell you about the news of the day and keep you informed, but they entertain you as well. You have to have an original voice or perspective. On the flip side, comedy loves a heightened, ridiculous situation, and what was more ridiculous than the Kavanaugh hearings? PGN: What figures in politics and/or comedy do you find the most inspiring? AW: I’m a big fan of Bill Maher. I don’t agree with everything he says, but I think he’s effective at calling out the left in moments when their idealism isn’t practical, and I love that. I also have a lot of respect for Jim Jeffries. I was a fan of his stand-up, and then he got his show on Comedy Central. It’s a type of voice we’ve been missing since the era of [Stephen] Colbert and [Jon] Stewart. He’s


also taken stuff out of his stand-up that was degrading to women, which I don’t think should go unnoticed given that he’s a male comedian in the #MeToo era. As for politicians, I love a woman who gets stuff done. I’m really inspired by Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris. I am excited about what they’ll propose policy-wise over the next year. We’ve seen debate stages full of men, but we’ve never seen a debate stage with majority women. I cannot wait to see a group of strong women debate the issues that matter to Americans. PGN: So, is there anything going on politically that makes you hopeful? Or is American politics doomed to be a raging dumpster fire for the foreseeable future? AW: Americans are engaged and listening. They’re watching their representatives and making their voices heard when they disagree with the politicians who they elected to speak their voice in Washington. That gives me some hope. In terms of a dumpster fire, I think we have to be careful when we talk to each other. If Americans demand a change in rhetoric from their elected officials, they’ll listen because they want to be re-elected. Not to say that that’s easy, I’m not naïve. But we have to change the way we talk to each other. Lizzie is from Texas and I’m from Ohio. We are both left-leaning Democrats, but we have Trump-supporting relatives. I’ve spent the last two years in various conversations with friends and family about politics — Trump, the economy, you name it. One thing I found early on is that you have to approach each conversation with an open mind and a will to listen. That’s the only way we’ll get out of this dumpster fire. PGN: What do you hope people take away from listening to “Let’s Get Civical”? AW: The news these days makes us so angry, but a lot of Americans don’t know what they’re angry at. The Electoral College sounds like a bad thing, but they don’t know much about it and don’t understand the structure. And that’s not their fault. American civic education is atrocious. We’re hoping our listeners walk away a little more informed with each episode and are better able to both engage in our democracy and talk with family members and friends about the issues that are important to them. And we hope they have fun doing it! n For more information on “Let’s Get Civical,” visit or

Theater & Arts Arte Povera: Homage to Amalfi ’68 Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition recreating one artist’s reactionary exhibition against minimalism and pop art, through July, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215763-8100. Bob: A Life in Five Acts Azuka Theatre presents the story chronicling the highly unusual life of a man named Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great Man,” through March 17 at Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215563-1100. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime Walnut Street Theatre presents the adventure focused on a teenage sleuth, through April 28, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. Dance Heginbotham Dance Affiliates presents the New York-based contemporary troupe making its Philadelphia debut, March 1516 at Harold Price Theater, 3680 Walnut St.; 215898-3900. Dieter Rams: Principled Design Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition surveying the designer’s prolific body of work — from radios, clocks and cameras to kitchen appliances and

GLAM FOR A CAUSE: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Roxxxy Andrews headlines “Love, Lipstick and Lashes,” a drag show benefiting the American Cancer Society. The show features performers from the Delmarva region, 7 p.m. March 16 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. For more information or tickets, call 202-730-3331.

furniture, through April 14, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Don “DC” Curry The comedian seen in “Next Friday” performs March 15-17 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215496-9001. Equality — Pride in Our History Exhibit A new exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the decades of gay Pride, showcasing a collection of stories, photos and memorabilia contributed by LGBTQ individuals and their allies, through March 23 at Visit Bucks County, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem; www. Giselle The Pennsylvania Ballet performs the premiere of Angel Corella’s restaging of the story of a young woman whose love triumphs over vengeance and lasts even beyond death, through

March 17 at The Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

through April 7 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215574-3550.

How To Catch Creation Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the story of four artists and intellectuals in San Francisco who are struggling to nurture creative impulses and establish a legacy in both their professional and personal lives, March 22-April 14 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-9850420.

Long Light Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the photography of David Lebe, through May 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-7638100.

Kate The Unexamined Life Walnut Street Theatre presents a production examining the life of Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn,

Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire The Irish singing sensation and his cast of “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” alumni perform an evening of traditional Irish music and step dancing, 8 p.m. March 16 at Zellerbach Theater, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900.

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YESTERDAY’S HERE: Fleetwood Mac is hitting the road for another go-round of greatest hits. The group will perform in Philly, 8 p.m. March 22 and April 5 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.

Mimi Imfurst Presents Drag Diva Brunch Mimi Imfurst and special guests perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215606-6555. Miss Saigon Broadway Philadelphia presents the legendary musical, March 19-31 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. Roy Wood Jr. The comedian seen on “The Daily Show” performs March 22-23 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555. The Philadelphia Orchestra Featuring Ben Folds The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with the alternative rock singer/ songwriter, 8 p.m. March 22 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour The successful theater and film series comes to

the stage one last time, March 20-24 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; info@ Whitman, Alabama A Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition brings Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” to life through the voices of Alabama residents, through June 9, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Music Sponge The alternative rock band performs 8 p.m. March 15 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. Teenage Fanclub The alternative rock band performs 8:30 p.m. March 15 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100. Pixies The alternative rock band performs 7:30 p.m. March 18 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215625-3681.

Massive Attack The trip-hop group performs 9 p.m. March 19 at The Met, 858 N. Broad St.; info@ Fleetwood Mac The classic rock band performs 8 p.m. March 22 and April 5 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215389-9543. Risque Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performs a special adult-themed cabaret, 8 p.m. March 22 at International House, 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125.

Nightlife Shamrocks & Jocks Happy Bear and the Philadelphia Gryphons join forces for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, 6-10 p.m. March 15 at Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.; 215964-9675. Love, Lipstick and Lashes A drag benefit show benefiting the American Cancer Society features performers from the Delmarva region and

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headliner Roxxxy Andrews from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” 7 p.m. March 16 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331.

Theater co. shows commitment to out, trans and nonbinary playwrights

Sinnamon’s Spice Rack: FOODLESQUE A food-themed drag, burlesque and variety show, 9 p.m. March 16 at Front Street Dive, 10 S. Front St.; 215-542-6089.

When Philadelphia Theatre Company premieres “How to Catch Creation” March 22, playwright Christina Anderson’s work will be a debut of another sort for the Broad Street troupe. PTC and its producing artistic director, Paige Price, are the first in the United States to make an annual pledge to produce at least one work per season from The Kilroys list — started in 2017 to identify new and under-produced plays exclusively by female, trans and nonbinary writers, such as Anderson. Price tapped Nataki Garrett, one-time associate artistic director of Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theater Company, to direct PTC’s “How to Catch C r e a t i o n .” Garrett said most of the work she has executed in the past has focused on the spectacle of existence. “There is living within a white gaze and being misunderstood and codified by that gaze,” she said of tackling such dramatic racial, sexual, gender and social oversight. “What I love about A n d e r s o n ’s play is that here, people get up, have breakfast, live normal lives and break each other’s hearts — the characters have the gift of simplicity and an existentialism about them,” added Garrett. “All of their complexities, in their queerness, in being exonerated after incarceration, as lovers and artists — they’re all allowed to live like people I know.” Garrett calls the humble ways of “Catch Creation” a quiet revolution. Price said she also responded viscerally when she caught the production at a festival in Chicago in 2018. ”It simply presented lyrical depictions of people who were interesting. The premises of searching and legacy were compelling.”

Game of Thrones Burlesque A fantasy-themed burlesque show, 7-10 p.m. March 17 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

Outta Town Remember Jones performs Back to Black The band performs an Amy Winehouse tribute 8 p.m. March 15 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. Conan the Barbarian The action-fantasy film is screened 9:45 p.m. March 15 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. The Secret of Kells The animated fantasy film is screened 1:30 p.m. March 16 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610917-1228. Backstreet Boys vs. NSYNC Party featuring Larger Than Life A boy-band tribute show, 8 p.m. March 22 at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 202-730-3331. n

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That Anderson was queer may have pushed Price to continue with the focus on the Kilroys and the commitment to staging at least one show per season from the list. She and Garrett said that a good play comes first. “That was the main thing, and here, Anderson’s characters are living life with full human complexity,” Garrett said. “I reject the idea that heteronormative existence is normative, and replace that with existence being normative. This play finds these normal people affecting each other in profound ways without sweeping battles or generalizations. This is not a dissertation. The biggest thing these characters face is heartbreak.” Price and PTC’s commitment to the Kilroys and to staging LGBTQ/nonbinary work, then, isn’t about what most companies might choose — the educational production. It doesn’t pander to the headlines or to social-media hashtags. “ T h i s ‘Creation’ play isn’t explicitly about the queer experience — it just is,” Price said. “It’s about good stories told well.” That is where PTC’s commitment, too, is different from most other theater compaNATAKI GARRETT nies: It seeks to expand its aesthetic and social footprint when it comes to diversity and inclusivity. “To start, I wish that a list such as The Kilroys wasn’t necessary,” Price said. “But this list was put together by caring industry types for those who are looking for great out, trans or women’s plays and don’t know where to find them. And it does make my job a little bit easier.” And that job is making certain that everyone’s stories — the most interesting ones — get an airing on stage. So, Price and PTC decided to put their money where their mouths and goals were and make the concrete commitment to its values. PAGE 28


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a while, the need to prove as much — a list such as this — won’t be necessary.” While the cast and creative team of “How to Catch Creation” does include members that identify as LGBTQ and nonbinary, PTC currently isn’t as diverse.

“You can’t ever say that great out or trans plays don’t exist — they’re here,” said Garrett. “That The Kilroys list just happens to have some of the best plays and tell the best stories out there is a bonus. If you want to decentralize the status quo, and the status quo states something doesn’t exist, you prove that it does. Then after

“The difficulty of having a current staff that reflects your purported values is important to us — it’s a thing,” said Price. “We do have a lot of women on the staff — only two men — as well as people of color, but there’s an additional balance that we must achieve. What I do have the immediate power to do is put the shows on the stage and hire the casts and crews that do reflect our values.” n

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New William Way exhibition features ‘4 Queer Voices” By Gary L. Day PGN Contributor One of the major missions of William Way LGBT Community Center is to provide a forum for queer voices that might not otherwise be heard. These voices could be political, social or artistic. As part of that mission, William Way regularly hosts art exhibitions by talented, often up-and-coming community artists. Some of these exhibitions are themed, but many “NOOR” OIL ON CANVAS BY are simply SANTIAGO GALEAS group shows that showcase work by members of the community. William Way’s current exhibition, “4 Queer Voices,” which opened last week, is a group show featuring work by Marisa Velazquez-Rivas, Santiago Galeas, Ryan Psota and Marcus Branch. These artists were chosen because of the compelling images they present that celebrate their ideas about identity and community. Their styles and voices are unique, diverse and instantly distinguishable from each other. Of the four, Branch is the most focused on photography. Thus, his offerings are the most journalistic in effect, offering an interesting mix of intimacy and objective distance. He chose a wide range of subjects, including mixed-race couples, trans people and nudes that prove you don’t have to have a gym body to be visually arresting. Psota’s work is possibly the most unusual of the group. His style can best be described as folk art, expressive, deceptively simple, often with an obvious agenda. Careful study brings forth hidden depths and complexities. Perhaps the most stylish work comes from VelazquezRivas. Most of her pieces are acrylic on wood, sometimes giving the appearance of antique woodcut illustration, except the style of the illustration is quite modern, in a 1960s-retro sort of way. She presents classic feminine iconographic imagery in a style that would not be out of place in a mid-’60s Playboy magazine, but with a 21st-century feminist edge that gives each piece an amusing bite. Her pieces are elegantly simple but quite sophisticated. Perhaps most impressive, however, are the large oilon-canvas portraits by Galeas. His mastery of formal technique is highly accomplished, as is his mastery of form and color. As a portraitist, Galeas’ style is within the boundaries of realism, yet the subtle nuances of his brushwork elevate his pieces beyond mere pretty pictures into the realm of evocative dream-pieces. n “4 Queer Voices” is on display through April 26 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. The show is free to the public. For more information, visit

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Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Jewell Williams

Overview of the Sheriff Sale Process There are two types of Sheriff Sales. The Judicial Mortgage Foreclosure Sales and the Tax Sales. The Tax Sales include Tax Lien, Tax Collection, and Tax Delinquent Sales.

amount of deposit that the highest bidder delivers to the Sheriff at the stage. An extension of time under no circumstances will be granted or honored by the Sheriff whenever a second bid is registered at the sale.

Tax Sales When the owner of a property located in the City of Philadelphia fails to make a payment arrangement on municipal debt levied on his/her property, that property may be sold at the Tax Sheriff Sale to allow the City to collect on that unpaid debt. These debts can include outstanding water and sewer bills, School District of Philadelphia taxes, and city property taxes. The sales also provide individuals the opportunity bid on and become the owner of tax delinquent properties, thereby acquiring lots, houses, or commercial and industrial buildings.

How do I learn which properties are to be sold? All properties that are court ordered to be sold at Sheriff Sales are advertised in the Legal Intelligencer and on a rotating basis in a paper of general circulation. You can also view a list of properties to be sold at Sheriff Sale online by clicking here.

Judicial Mortgage Foreclosure Sale The Judicial Mortgage Foreclosure Sherriff Sale is the process by which mortgage companies and other financial institutions seek to collect debts owed to them, particularly in instances where a homeowner defaults on his/her mortgage payments. As with Tax Sales, Foreclosure Sales allow individuals the opportunity to bid on properties and become homeowners. How much will a property cost? The lowest bid that can be offered is $600 and each successive bid must be made in $100 increments. The highest bidder will win the property and must be prepared to make a $600 or 10% deposit (whichever is highest) with a certified check or money order made out to the “Sheriff of Philadelphia.” The remaining balance must be paid within 30 days of the sale. An extension of time to pay the balance is rare but may be granted by the Sheriff upon written request. The second bidder If you have been out-bid on a property, you can have your name recorded as the second bidder. If the highest bidder does not pay the balance in 30 days, the second bidder shall be granted the same 30 limit to make settlement with the Sheriff on his/her second bid. The second bidder must be registered on any property immediately after it is sold. The second bidder must present the same

When and where do the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Sales take place? The Judicial Foreclosure Sale is held on the first Tuesday of each month. There are also four different Tax Sales conducted each month and one on a quarterly basis. Click here for a list of all Sheriff Sales currently scheduled. All sales will take place at 9:00 AM at the First District AME Plaza located at 3801 Market Street on the 3rd Floor. How are the properties identified before and during the sale? Each property has an identification number called the writ number, which is listed in the newspaper and on our online listing before the property address. This number is used together with the property address when the property is offered for sale. The sale is conducted by an auctioneer who calls out each party by writ number and address. IMPORTANT: Notice of owner’s Right of Redemption after a Tax Delinquent Sale Even if you win a bid on a Tax Sale property, within nine months of the acknowledgement of the deed, the owner of record can go to court and get permission to recover the property by paying all back taxes and the money paid by the winning bidder. This is called the Right of Redemption. Therefore, if purchase a property through Delinquent Tax Sheriff Sale and invest funds to improve the property in the first year, beware that those funds can be lost. The right of Redemption is only applicable if the property scheduled for Tax Sale is determined to be owner occupied 90 days prior to the sale. If the property is unoccupied or abandoned, there

is no Right of Redemption. The Right of Redemption does not apply to any property sold at the Mortgage Foreclosure Sheriff Sale. One way to protect yourself is to contact the City’s Department of Licenses and Inspections to determine what outstanding code violations, if any, exist in the property. Any work done to correct these violations must be reimbursed to you if the original owner reclaims the property during the Right of Redemption period. Therefore, make sure you get and keep detailed and accurate receipts for code related renovations. What should you do before you bid? Take a close look. It is strongly recommended that persons planning to bid at the sales make a site visit to the property prior to the sale. Many persons have bidded on vacant lots thinking that they were bidding on a property containing residential structures. The City is not authorized to permit or arrange for entry into properties listed for Sheriff Sales. In order to buy a property from any tax sale, you must be tax compliant. Proof of compliance must be provided at the time of final settlement. You can print a certificate of compliance by visiting the website of the City Revenue Department. Once at the site, you will have to accept the terms of the website, then choose “Sheriff Sale” as the compliance type. You will then need to enter the name and tax id number of the person or entity purchasing the property. If the person or entity is tax compliant, you will have an opportunity to print out a compliance certificate. Print this certificate out and bring it with you when you pay final balance of sale. Make sure you have a form of government issued identification. You will need to present this ID at the sale in order to bid. Consider the rehab costs. While there are some bargains to be had at Sheriff Sales, potential bidders, especially those seeking residential properties, are cautioned that the condition of properties may vary widely. City loans and grants for income eligible owner occupants are available for Sheriff Sale properties only after the Right of Redemption period has expired. The City has set this policy to ensure that its limited resources do not benefit original owners.

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JEWELL WILLIAMS Sheriff on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at

First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, at 9:00 AM. (EST) Conditions of Sheriff’s Sale for JUDICIAL/FORECLOSURE SALE Ten percent of the highest bid for each property auctioned off shall be deposited in certified check, attorney’s check or money order with the Sheriff by each bidder when his bid is registered, provided that in no case shall less than Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) be deposited, otherwise upon failure or refusal to make such deposit, the bidder shall lose all benefit of his bid and the property may be offered again and sold unless a second bid has been registered, then, the second highest bidder will take the property at the highest bid price. Additionally, where there is active bidding, the highest bidder, and the second highest bidder, if any must post the entire amount of the cost of the distribution policy for the property at the time of sale by certified check, attorney’s check or money order with the Sheriff.   The Sheriff reserves the right to reject any certified check, attorney’s check or money order that on its face has an expired use date and is presented for payment of the deposit. The balance of the purchase money must be deposited in  certified check, attorney’s check or money order together with a Deed poll for execution by the highest bidder to the Sheriff at his office within 30 days from the time of the sale. An extension of time for an additional 30 days may be granted at the discretion of the Sheriff upon receipt of written request from the buyer requesting the same, except when a second bidder has been duly registered. Also, if the first bidder does not complete settlement with the Sheriff within the thirty (30) day time limit and a second bid was registered at the sale, the second bidder shall be granted the same thirty (30) day time limit to make settlement with the Sheriff on his second bid. Thereafter, the Sheriff shall be at liberty to return the writ to court. A second bid must be registered on any property immediately after it is sold. The second bidder must present the same amount of deposit that the highest bidder delivers to the Sheriff at the sale. An extension of time under no circumstances will be granted or honored by the Sheriff whenever a second bid is registered on a property at the sale. The first bid or opening bid on each property shall be set by the City of Philadelphia. In no event will the successful bidder be allowed to settle on the property unless all the Sheriff’s costs are paid notwithstanding the final bid. The deposit by any bidder who fails to comply with the above conditions of sale shall be forfeited and the funds will be applied to the Sheriff’s cost, then to any municipal claims that the City of Philadelphia has on the property. Finally, if a balance still remains, a Sheriff’s Distribution Policy will be ordered and the money will be distributed accordingly.  No personal checks, drafts or promises to pay will be








accepted in lieu of certified checks, attorney’s checks or money orders made payable to the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.  The Sheriff reserves the right to grant further extensions of time to settle and further reserves the right to refuse bids from bidders who have failed to enter deposits on their bids, failed to make settlement, or make fraudulent bids, or any other behavior which causes disruption of the Sheriff Sale. Said bidders shall be so refused for the sale in which said behavior occurred and for said further period of time as the Sheriff in his discretion shall determine.  The Sheriff will not acknowledge a deed poll to any individual or entity using an unregistered fictitious name and may, at his discretion, require proof of identity of the purchaser or the registration of fictitious names. The bid of an unregistered fictitious name shall be forfeited as if the bidder failed to meet the terms of sale.  All bidders are advised to remain at the sale until after the last property is sold. The Sheriff reserves the right to re-sell any property at any time before the end of the sale, upon the successful bidders’ failure to tender the required deposit. The Sheriff reserves the right to postpone or stay the sale of any property in which the attorney on the writ has not appeared and is not present at the sale.  Prospective purchasers are directed to the Web site of the Philadelphia Bureau of Revision of Taxes, (BRT) for a fuller description of the properties listed. Properties can be looked up by the BRT number – which should be cross checked with the address. Prospective purchasers are also directed to the Room 154 City Hall, 215686-1483 and to its website and to its website at where they can view the deed to each individual property and find the boundaries of the property. PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE NATURE, LOCATION, CONDITION AND BOUNDARIES OF THE PROPERTIES THEY SEEK TO PURCHASE. The BRT # refers to a unique number assigned by the City Bureau of Revision of Taxes to each property in the City for the purpose of assessing it for taxes. This number can be used to obtain descriptive information about the property from the BRT website. Effective Date: July 7, 2006   NOTICE OF SCHEDULE OF DISTRIBUTION  The Sheriff will file in his office, The Land Title Building, 100 South Broad Street, 5th Floor, a Schedule of Distribution Thirty (30) Days from the date of the sale of Real Estate. Distribution will be made in accordance with the Schedule unless exceptions are filed thereto within ten (10) days thereafter.  The name first appearing in each notice is that of the defendant in the writ whose property is being sold. All Writs are Writs of Executions.  The letters C.P., Court of Common Pleas; O.C., Orphans’ Court; Q.S., Court of Quarter Sessions; C.C., County Court - indicate the Court out of which the writ of execution issues under which

the sale is made: S. 1941. 223. means September Term, 1941. 223, the term and number of the docket entry; the figures following show the amount of debt; and the name following is that of the attorney issuing the writ. Attention is called to the provisions of Act No.104, approved July 27, 1955, which requires owners of properties which are used, designed or intended to be used by three or more families, or of commercial establishments which contain one or more dwelling units, to deliver to the buyers of such properties a use registration permit at the time of settlement, under certain terms and conditions. Sheriff Sales are not subject to provisions of the said Act and the Sheriff will, therefore, not deliver use registration permits in connection with any sales conducted by him.  Very truly yours, JEWELL WILLIAMS Sheriff City and County of Philadelphia

BRT#401180900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Sylvia E. Catlett and Michael A. Gaither a/k/a Michael Gaither C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 01172 $24,326.00 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-306 5253 N Marshall St 19120 49th wd. 1,080 Sq. Ft. OPA#492115800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tabitha T. Payne; Charles E. Payne, Jr. C.P. September Term, 2017 No. 02397 $40,487.74 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-307 110 W Coulter St 19144 12th wd. 4,819 Sq. Ft.(Land Area); 3,768 Sq. Ft. (Improvement Area) BRT#124034000 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: DET 3 STY STONE Tony L. Garcia C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 00476 $54,164.74 Michelle Pierro, Esquire 1904-308 4130 W Girard Ave 19104 6th wd. 3,102 Sq. Ft. OPA#062168900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Shirley M. Ross, a/k/a Shirley Ross C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 00649 $167,898.94 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-309 2709 S Alder St 191484908 39th wd. 958 Sq. Ft.; Improvements: 960 Sq. Ft. OPA#395260500 Joseph Micali; Lisa Micali C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 01261 $170,135.97 Robert Crawley 1904-310 225 Daly St 19148 39th wd. 871 Sq. Ft. OPA#391094400 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Angela Quinn C.P. February Term, 2017 No. 02511 $118,034.84 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-311 4400 Princeton Ave 191351810 55th wd. 3,547 Sq. Ft. BRT#552202700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Janet B. Terrell C.P. July Term, 2018 No. 00634 $128,679.11 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1904-312 3533 N 24th St 19140 38th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 1,425 Sq. Ft. BRT#112327100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Ida S. Scott a/k/a Ida Scott, Richard Butts, Known Surviving Heir of Sharon A. Butts, Karen Sample, Known Surviving Heir of Sharon A. Butts and Unknown Surviving Heirs of Sharon A. Butts C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 01300 $50,636.04 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-313 8801 Fairfield St 191521307 57th wd. 3,848 Sq. Ft. BRT#571173600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Satinder Singh and Hasina Y. Singh a/k/a Hasina Yousuf C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 02750 $199,511.71 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1904-314 4526 Strahle St 191362412 65th wd. 2,444 Sq. Ft. BRT#652061600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Mark J. Green C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 02062 $141,643.41 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1904-315 6823 Sherman St 19119 22nd wd. 3,888 Sq. Ft. OPA#223249000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Virginia G. Pope C.P. February Term, 2018 No.

01197 $115,113.11 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-316 3183 Jasper St 19134 25th wd. Land: 684 Sq. Ft.; Improvements: 720 Sq. Ft. BRT#252532900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Alexandro Flores-Ortiz a/k/a Alexsandro Flores-Ortiz C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 0993 $25,363.60 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-317 1040 E Tioga St 19134 33rd wd. 1,288 Sq. Ft. BRT#331207200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Miguel Olmeda C.P. July Term, 2018 No. 03449 $68,311.49 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-318 6013 Walnut St 19139 3rd wd. Land: 1,710 Sq. Ft.; Improvement: 1,200 Sq. Ft. BRT#031057300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Sadie Perez and Kenneth J. Barnes C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 03677 $55,769.61 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-319 1304 68th Ave 19126 61st wd. OPA#611429900 IMPROVEMENTS: SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL Celestine M. Murray and Kenneth Murray C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 00204 $142,765.70 Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP 1904-320 2741 Germantown Ave 19133 37th wd. 2,496 Sq. Ft. OPA#871552550 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ashe Management, LLC C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 00491 $25,534.24 Cristina L. Connor, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-321 2511 N 31st St 19132 28th wd. 1,015 Sq. Ft.; Improvements: 1,314 Sq. Ft. OPA#282129100 Alisha Perrin, Known Heir of Jurie B. Perrin; et al C.P. January Term, 2018 No. 02281 $97,167.87 Robert Crawley 1904-322 1604 W Tioga St 19140 11th wd. Land: 2,000 Sq. Ft.; Improvement: 2,054 Sq. Ft.; Total: 2,054 Sq. Ft. OPA#112084300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Levis W. Kenney, Sr., solely as Administrator of the Estate of Annie Clemons, deceased C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 02438 $30,928.74 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1904-323 7612 Dorcas St 19111 56th wd. 3,964 Sq. Ft. OPA#561110000 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Wendell B. Harris C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 00584 $92,950.61 Cristina L. Connor, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-324 1956 W Sparks St a/k/a 1956 Sparks St 19141-1304 17th wd. 1,180 Sq. Ft. OPA#171273800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Antoinette Carroll C.P. April Term, 2017 No. 01273 $101,910.16 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-325 2421 S Percy St 191483729 39th wd. 665 Sq. Ft. BRT#393444500 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Keith T. McAteer and Piyaporn Chunmuang C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 00714 $87,162.14 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1904-326 4168 Newhall St 19140-2933 13th wd. 1,532.55 Sq. Ft. BRT#131408508 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL

DWELLING Jenia Jolley C.P. June Term, 2015 No. 02771 $90,035.80 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1904-327 641 Jamestown St a/k/a Jamestown Ave 19128-1706 21st wd. 1,592 Sq. Ft. BRT#213127100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Wayne Modres a/k/a Wayne A. Modres, Deceased C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 03489 $177,938.35 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1904-328 7121 Theodore St 191421519 40th wd. 1,259 Sq. Ft. BRT#404249600 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Jose A. Rodriguez a/k/a Jose Rodriguez C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 00897 $151,989.88 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1904-329 1826 E Lippincott St 191343129 25th wd. 833 Sq. Ft. BRT#252269600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Nilda Gonzalez C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 02063 $31,350.57 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1904-330 2201 Strahle St, Unit C1 1915225 56th wd. n/a BRT#888560058 IMPROVEMENTS: RES CONDO 3 STY MAS+OTH Marina Amerkhanova and Anatoly Davidenko C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 03021 $127,580.36 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1904-331 633 May Pl 19139-2831 6th wd. 1,756 Sq. Ft. BRT#061315600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING George H. O’Bryant C.P. January Term, 2018 No. 05462 $49,313.01 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1904-332 6025 Walton Ave 19143 3rd wd. 1,701 Sq. Ft. OPA#032165900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Emma ShawCamara C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 00423 $96,072.14 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-333 539 N Wanamaker St 19131 4th wd. 825 Sq. Ft. OPA#043141900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Claude N. Troupe C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 04915 $43,552.24 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-334 6344 N Opal St 191411416 17th wd. 1,005 Sq. Ft. OPA#172368800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Aaliyah Shyan Lucas C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 00648 $118,965.94 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-335 5328 Sylvester St 19124 62nd wd. 1,788 Sq. Ft. OPA#621366000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Manuela Muniz and Sergio Muniz Jr C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 00772 $98,165.93 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-336 2854 Stamford St 191522146 57th wd. 2,199 Sq. Ft. BRT#571018600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Yasmin Ali C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 01482 $183,792.85 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1904-337 1411 S Marston St 19146 36th wd. 708 Sq. Ft. OPA#364319500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY The Unknown Heirs of Maybell Murray Deceased and Gwendolyn Frazier Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Maybell Murray, Deceased C.P. July Term, 2017 No. 00537 $16,957.21 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-338 3208 Glenview St 19149 55th wd. 1,480 Sq. Ft. OPA#551229800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL

PROPERTY Scott K. Heiler C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 01945 $160,227.51 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-339 1132 Harrison St 19124 23rd wd. 1,355 Sq. Ft. OPA#234126400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Daniel L. White C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 02520 $77,015.65 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-340 12120 Sweet Briar Rd 19154 66th wd. 1,800 Sq. Ft. OPA#663174800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Russell E. Kauffman and Donna L. Kauffman C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 01747 $216,474.86 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-341 2632 S 73rd St 19153 40th wd. 1,259 Sq. Ft. OPA#404076800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Anthony G. Geea, a/k/a Anthony Geea C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 00816 $41,829.10 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-342 2921 Tulip St 19134 27th wd. 1,735 Sq. Ft. OPA#252354500 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY John A. Grone C.P. October Term, 2018 No. 01041 $69,128.10 Cristina L. Connor, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-343 853 Barlow St 19116 58th wd. 2,593 Sq. Ft. OPA#582210959 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY James P. Pitts C.P. January Term, 2018 No. 04395 $218,951.56 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-344 5440 Windsor Ave assessed as 5440 Windsor St 19143 51st wd. 948 Sq. Ft. OPA#514079100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sharon Carriker C.P. October Term, 2017 No. 00981 $69,564.23 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-345 7601 Crittenden St #F9 19118 9th wd. 0 OPA#888200588 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Rosilyn M. Thomas C.P. June Term, 2017 No. 00061 $101,372.03 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-346 3124 Reach St 19134-2411 33rd wd. 1,064 Sq. Ft. OPA#331311600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ronald G. Zimmerman; Mary Kay Zimmerman C.P. November Term, 2018 No. 01581 $39,871.94 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-347 3614 Hartel Ave 19136 64th wd. 3,319 Sq. Ft. OPA#642264300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sultan Khan a/k/a Sultan A. Khan C.P. October Term, 2018 No. 03538 $100,801.35 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-348 1832 Meribrook Rd 19151 34th wd. Land: 1,701 Sq. Ft.; Improvement: 1,120 Sq. Ft.; Total: 1,701 Sq. Ft. OPA#343369700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Catherine L. Harris a/k/a Catherine L. Carter a/k/a Catherine HarrisCarter and Arthur B. Harris C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 00626 $98,177.43 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1904-349 1418 Germantown Ave, Unit #1, a/k/a 1418 Germantown Ave, #1 19122 18th wd. 1,386 Sq. Ft. BRT#888181216 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Seina Kusama C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 01991 $323,450.06 Stern &

Eisenberg PC 1904-350 4748 Shelmire Ave 19136 65th wd. Land: 973 Sq. Ft.; Improvement: 1,290 Sq. Ft.; Total: 1,290 Sq. Ft. OPA#651040200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown Heirs of Kathy R James, deceased C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 02176 $104,958.63 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1904-351 7434 Malvern Ave 191512921 34th wd. 1,152 Sq. Ft. OPA#343169000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jacqueline Nicholson C.P. October Term, 2017 No. 01957 $89,853.63 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-352 5814 Ashland Ave 191433916 3rd wd. 1,500 Sq. Ft. OPA#034044200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Colleen Lucas C.P. July Term, 2018 No. 03967 $73,360.03 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-353 6116 Marsden St 19135 41st wd. 2,003 Sq. Ft. BRT#411246800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Abomier Khaimov C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 02957 $116,904.48 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-354 168 W Thelma St 191401625 42nd wd. 966 Sq. Ft. OPA#422043400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Bernice L. Townsend C.P. October Term, 2018 No. 02140 $83,626.00 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-355 2618 Massey St a/k/a 2618 S. Massey St 19142 43rd wd. Land: 1,232 Sq. Ft.; Improvement: 960 Sq. Ft. BRT#406122700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Nathalie K. Mc Cullough (a/k/a Nathalie K. McCullough) C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 001790 $67,722.92 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-356 1528 68th Ave 19126-2747 10th wd. 1,440 Sq. Ft. OPA#101248800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Rhonda L. Miller a/k/a Rhonda Latoya Miller C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 01236 $167,094.14 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-357 417 East Slocum St 19119 22nd wd. 1,625 Sq. Ft. OPA#222057500 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Stacy V. Jackson C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 00806 $81,245.02 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-358 613 Alburger Ave 191153507 63rd wd. 1,200 Sq. Ft. OPA#632150500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Vladimir Volochin a/k/a V. Volochin; Tatyina Yarimichina a/k/a T Yarimichina C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 02748 $238,779.31 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-359 5310 Gillespie St 19124 62nd wd. 1,193 Sq. Ft. OPA#622388700 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Omar K. Johnson a/k/a Omar Johnson C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 02699 $130,167.75 Cristina L. Connor, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-360 153 Linton St, a/k/a 153 W Linton St 19120-1946 61st wd. 990 Sq. Ft. OPA#612144700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Clifton

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1904-301 5809 Penn St 19149 62nd wd. 2,850 Sq. Ft. OPA#621491900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Rodney Beatty, a/k/a Rodney D. Beatty; Leslie Beatty, a/k/a Leslie T. Beatty; The United States of America, Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service C.P. December Term, 2017 No. 02046 $175,750.98 Cristina L. Connor, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-302 5735 N 6th St 19120 61st wd. 1,754 Sq. Ft. OPA#612284500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Vincent Dennis, Administrator of the Estate of Ben Bryant C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 01851 $57,407.89 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-303 3533 Shelmire Ave 19136 64th wd. 1,608 Sq. Ft. OPA#642180900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kenneth C. Pugliesi, a/k/a Kenneth Pugliesi C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 00001 $131,704.79 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-304 5402 Hawthorne St 19124 62nd wd. 1,904 Sq. Ft. OPA#622253303 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jessennia Colon C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 02573 $122,094.31 Cristina L. Connor, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-305 1761 S Avondale St 191421424 40th wd. 1,615 Sq. Ft.


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Gibbs C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 01517 $41,566.36 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-361 7427 Belden St 19111 56th wd. 3,083 Sq. Ft. OPA#561178500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Young A. Kim, a/k/a Young Ae Kim C.P. January Term, 2017 No. 04876 $137,809.32 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-362 395 Delmar St 19128 21st wd. 1,886 Sq. Ft. OPA#212300600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Douglas Chizmadia and Melissa Turella Chizmadia C.P. August Term, 2017 No. 03158 $151,942.69 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-363 532 N Hobart St 191314838 4th wd. 826 Sq. Ft. OPA#043164700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Catina L. Plummer C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 03025 $23,909.21 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-364 3619 Glenn St 19114 66th wd. Land: 9,600 Sq. Ft.; Improvement: 1,596 Sq. Ft.; Total: 9,600 Sq. Ft. OPA#661073600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Virginia Miller C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 02588 $209,904.68 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1904-365 4220 Teesdale St 191363921 41st wd. 1,236 Sq. Ft. OPA#412087200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Catherine Fishburn, in Her Capacity as Heir of Edward Fishburn, Deceased; Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title or interest from or under Edward Fishburn, Deceased C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 02884 $55,148.32 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-366 2823 Kirkbride St 191372207 45th wd. 1,616 Sq. Ft. OPA#453129700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Dennis Ferguson C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01636 $228,384.20 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-367 6418 Limekiln Pike 191383024 17th wd. 1,140 Sq. Ft. OPA#172317400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Gerald W. Landers, Sr C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 00251 $45,885.67 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-368 757 Hellerman St 19111 35th wd. 2,644 Sq. Ft. OPA#353070900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Audrey A. Williams C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02432 $159,198.69 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-369 6317 Elmhurst St 19111 53rd wd. 1,460 Sq. Ft. OPA#531220400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Cheryl D. Young C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 00141 $128,164.81 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-370 4222 Elbridge St 19135 55th wd. 1,328 Sq. Ft. OPA#552086300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Brenda Liz Ortega Rodriguez C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 03037 $125,885.65 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-371 2640 S Daggett St 191422805 40th wd. 992 Sq. Ft. OPA#406011300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Barbara A. Barrett C.P. August Term, 2018 No.

03121 $31,866.98 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-372 5944 Irving St 19139 3rd wd. 936 Sq. Ft. OPA#031108600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sharlyn McMillian, Administratrix of the Estate of Daisy Willie; Lee Brewer a/k/a Daisy Brewer a/k/a Daisy Green, Deceased C.P. January Term, 2018 No. 04394 $46,922.70 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-373 2059 Larue St 19124 41st wd. 1,209 Sq. Ft. OPA#411012800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Yolanda Marcano C.P. January Term, 2018 No. 01379 $145,316.55 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-374 4043 Ludlow St 19104 27th wd. 1,800 Sq. Ft. BRT#271135000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING William H. Kline, III C.P. July Term, 2018 No. 2549 $197,419.35 Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLP, Sarah A. Elia, Esq. 1904-375 4534 Hale St 19135 41st wd. 1,344 Sq. Ft. OPA#411162200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Shana M. Coady C.P. January Term, 2017 No. 02351 $28,253.79 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-376 1347 Downs Pl 19116 58th wd. 2,813 Sq. Ft. OPA#58-3079600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Michael J. Kates C.P. March Term, 2015 No. 02810 $156,686.29 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-377 8935 Calvert St 19152 57th wd. 3,565 Sq. Ft. OPA#571192100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Catherine M. Holden and Janet A. Groff C.P. January Term, 2018 No. 03343 $165,674.83 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-378 263 Widener St 19120 61st wd. 1,033 Sq. Ft. OPA#612120600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Leslie N. Williford a/k/a Leslie Williford C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 02896 $77,453.63 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-379 37 W Rockland St 19144 12th wd. 1,505 Sq. Ft. OPA#123037600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Andri Council Jr C.P. February Term, 2015 No. 01113 $120,061.53 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-380 1715 Tracey St #A, a/k/a 1715 Tracey St 19115-4271 56th wd. 1,518 Sq. Ft. OPA#888560225 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Marlene S. Schmidt a/k/a Marlene Schmidt C.P. July Term, 2018 No. 01510 $117,415.22 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-381 1837 E Tioga St a/k/a 1837 Tioga St 19134 45th wd. 1,200 Sq. Ft. OPA#452108200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Angel Ramos and Ana Maria Ramos C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 01474 $65,905.68 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-382 784 Manatawna Ave 191281019 21st wd. 3,600 Sq. Ft. OPA#212401600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Karen Campbell a/k/a Mary Karen Campbell a/k/a Mary K. Campbell; Stephen Campbell a/k/a Stephen A. Campbell C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 00117 $240,422.10 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-383 4747 N 13th St 19141 49th wd.

989 Sq. Ft. OPA#491502500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Cynthia Coleman Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Patricia Baker, Deceased and Kevin Starks Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Patricia Baker, Deceased C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 02436 $45,164.90 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-384 819 Lindley Ave 191413918 49th wd. 1,244 Sq. Ft. OPA#492005100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Diane Sapp C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03056 $79,092.94 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-385 6731 Lyndford St a/k/a 6731 Lynford St 19149 54th wd. 1,567 Sq. Ft. OPA#542204300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Cincearae Kelly C.P. June Term, 2017 No. 00504 $185,460.24 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-386 759 N Judson St, a/k/a 759 Judson St 19130-2507 15th wd. 840 Sq. Ft. OPA#151180500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Adam B. Berger; Megan E. Provost C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 03640 $246,267.69 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-387 1892 Pratt St 191242139 62nd wd. 871 Sq. Ft. OPA#622052600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ashley Barco, in Her Capacity as Executrix and Devisee of The Estate of Doris Barco and in Her Capacity as Heir of Gregory Heard, Sr. a/k/a Gregory M. Heard, Deceased; Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title or interest from or under Gregory Heard, Sr. a/k/a Gregory M. Heard, Deceased C.P. July Term, 2017 No. 03472 $43,818.05 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-388 1125 Marlyn Rd 191513124 34th wd. 1,218 Sq. Ft. OPA#344270800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Syreeta Floyd, in Her Capacity as Admistratrix and Heir of The Estate of Saafir Khatib-El; Deedryle KhatibEl, in His Capacity as Heir of The Estate of Saafir Khatib-El; Neshia Floyd, in Her Capacity as Heir of The Estate of Saafir Khatib-El; Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title or interest from or under Saafir Khatib-El, Deceased C.P. July Term, 2017 No. 02681 $143,369.08 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-389 517 N Simpson St 191514024 34th wd. 1,280 Sq. Ft. OPA#343099600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Janet Hall C.P. November Term, 2017 No. 02369 $106,088.25 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-390 363 E Cambria St 191343458 7th wd. 672 Sq. Ft. OPA#071226100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Naomy Williams a/k/a Naomy M. Baptiste C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 00514 $35,831.71 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-391 7211 Ogontz Ave 191381303 50th wd. 1,574 Sq. Ft. OPA#501305000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Yusef Patrick, in His Capacity as Administrator and Heir of The Estate of Leroy Patrick, Jr a/k/a Leroy Patrick; Zaire Patrick, in His Capacity as Heir of The Estate of Leroy

Patrick, Jr a/k/a Leroy Patrick; Nile Patrick, in His Capacity as Heir of The Estate of Leroy Patrick, Jr a/k/a Leroy Patrick; Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Leroy Patrick, Jr a/k/a Leroy Patrick, Deceased C.P. September Term, 2017 No. 00068 $85,236.20 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-392 7537 Greenhill Rd 191512108 34th wd. 1,152 Sq. Ft. OPA#343250300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sherry Alston C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 03804 $188,357.42 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-393 5517 Master St 19131 4th wd. 1,065 Sq. Ft. OPA#041231500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Angeline Fisher C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00755 $68,062.05 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-394 6740 Kindred St 19149 54th wd. 1,426 Sq. Ft. OPA#542257800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Barbara J. Taylor C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 03616 $57,978.65 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-395 2936 N Howard St 19133 33rd wd. 960 Sq. Ft. OPA#071076200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Emmanuel Herrington C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 00260 $40,964.30 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-396 906 Murdoch Rd a/k/a 906 E Murdock Rd 19150 50th wd. 3,224 Sq. Ft. OPA#502514400 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Elizabeth A. Wallace C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 01433 $16,472.48 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-397 11219 Jeanes St 19116 58th wd. 3,635 Sq. Ft. OPA#582455900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jesus M. Rosado Jr. a/k/a Jesus M. Rosado C.P. January Term, 2017 No. 03404 $212,646.40 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-398 1448 N 60th St 19151 34th wd. 1,397 Sq. Ft. OPA#342209200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Marcell M. Williams C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 00466 $73,163.49 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-399 4239 N Darien St 19140 43rd wd. 593 Sq. Ft. OPA#433375900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TTEC Estates LLC C.P. June Term, 2017 No. 01157 $17,724.07 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-400 5629 N Marvine St 191414115 49th wd. 1,120 Sq. Ft. OPA#493091700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY William K. Harris C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03203 $119,143.56 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-401 5831 Henry Ave 191281743 21st wd. 2,664 Sq. Ft. OPA#213249100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Renee Pedro; Ronald S. Bodine C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 02501 $220,758.07 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-402 638 E Westmoreland St 19134 33rd wd. 15 feet 8 1/2 inches x 68 feet 10 inches OPA#331093600 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ROW HOME Francisco Laporte C.P. April Term, 2018

No. 03796 $79,052.46 W. Mark Mullineaux, Esquire 1904-403 3218 N Stillman St 191291825 38th wd. 956 Sq. Ft. OPA#381105600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Alice D. Cole; Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Eleanor R. Cole, Deceased; Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Viola Cole, deceased heir of Eleanor R. Cole C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 04461 $59,920.11 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-404 1821 W Grange Ave 19141 49th wd. OPA#171125700 Norr-Will Redevelopment Corp., LLC C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 02592 $44,683.35 Hladik, Onorato, & Federman, LLP 1904-405 1103 Arrott St 19124-3138 23rd wd. 1,560 Sq. Ft. OPA#234069500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Patrick Price a/k/a Patrick A. Price C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03061 $55,281.28 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-406 420 N 61st St 19151 34th wd. 1,671 Sq. Ft. BRT#341149400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Lamar R. Tymes C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 00584 $111,151.08 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-407 4211 Tudor St 19136 41st wd. 1,460 Sq. Ft. OPA#412138200 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Craig R. Hechler; Joanne K. Hechler, A/K/A Joanne Hechler C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 01266 $131,710.32 Cristina L. Connor, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-408 100 Hickory Hill Rd 19154 66th wd. 2,160 Sq. Ft. OPA#662308300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Michael Monreal, A/K/A Michael C. Monreal; Cheryl L. Monreal, A/K/A Cheryl Monreal C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 03380 $208,931.02 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1904-409 6831 Lindbergh Blvd 19142 40th wd. OPA#406555800 Anwar Pasha C.P. November Term, 2018 No. 01626 $137,679.25 Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP 1904-410 114 N. 50th St 19139 44th wd. Land Area: 2,645 Sq. Ft. BRT#441063700 IMPROVEMENTS: S/D CONV APT 3 STY MASON Thomas Macon Bacon, Jr. a/k/a Thomas M. Bacon, Jr. a/k/a Thomas Bacon Jr. a/k/a Thomas Bacon C.P. July Term, 2017 No. 03005 $62,664.96 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1904-411 1501 S Stanley St 19146 36th wd. OPA#871550460 Lewis Real Estate Development, LLC C.P. October Term, 2018 No. 02919 $124,197.74 Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP 1904-412 1152 S 10th St 19147 2nd wd. 1,856 Sq. Ft. OPA#021548700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Harold Evans, A/K/A Harold A. Evans C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03198 $494,553.29 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-413 9240 Wesleyan Rd 19114

57th wd. 5,000 Sq. Ft. BRT#572235000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Anthony J. Hughes, Sr. C.P. March Term, 2017 No. 02926 $282,852.97 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, P.C., Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire; Heather Riloff, Esquire; Tyler J. Wilk, Esq. 1904-414 1808 Arnold St 19152 35th wd. 2,531 Sq. Ft. BRT#562185900 IMPROVEMENTS: S/D W/B GAR 2 STY MASONRY Robert S. Sweet a/k/a Robert Sweet and Olena P. Sweet C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 02370 $199,953.02 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1904-415 3137 Birch Rd 19154 66th wd. 2,805 Sq. Ft. OPA#663008400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY The Unknown Heirs of June A. Wharton, Deceased and Jennifer L. Jaje, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of June A. Wharton, Deceased C.P. January Term, 2017 No. 02352 $77,665.51 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-416 624 Benson St 19111 63rd wd. 2,788 Sq. Ft. (land area); 1,575 Sq. Ft. (improvement area) BRT/OPA#631396900 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: SEMI/DET 2.5 2 STY FRAME Carmelo Tallarico and Mary E. Tallarico C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 02380 $221,025.69 Michelle Pierro, Esquire 1904-417 124 E Upsal St 19119 22nd wd. DET CONV APT 2.5 STY STON; 2,470 Sq. Ft. BRT#221075900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Shaheedah B. Saalim C.P. June Term, 2015 No. 04060 $263,303.82 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-418 863 27th St N 19130 15th wd. STORE AND OFFICES 1 STORY MASONRY OPA#151306400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL USE PROPERTY Raghda Zabatt and Amine Khaill a/k/a Amine Khalil C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02592 $770,209.82 Robert W. Williams, Esquire; Christina J. Pross, Esquire 1904-419 7634 Burholme Ave 19111 63rd wd. 2,775 Sq. Ft. OPA#631009300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sandra Riley and Sean Riley C.P. May Term, 2017 No. 02090 $197,069.99 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-420 5007 Brown St 19139 44th wd. 931 Sq. Ft. OPA#441276400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Mary Munyantwali C.P. September Term, 2015 No. 00639 $85,006.72 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-421 5830 Addison St 19143 60th wd. 992 Sq. Ft. OPA#604191900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Hattie McCoy, Robin Scott and Sean Scott C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 01598 $24,024.34 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-422 6322 Woodland Ave 19142 40th wd. STORE 2 STORY MASONRY OPA#882057625 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL Bernard X. James C.P. December Term, 2016 No. 01634 $214,692.42 Robert W. Williams, Esquire; Christina J. Pross, Esquire 1904-423 3121 Miller St 19134 25th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 162’8”N CLEARFIELD Sq. Ft. BRT#251360800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Christy McVey

C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 00882 $113,482.69 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-424 1353 Kimberly Dr 19151 34th wd. 1,600 Sq. Ft. OPA#343293400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tamieka Daniels Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Aneesah Dara Tuck a/k/a Cynthia T. Tuck Deceased C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 02043 $11,582.45 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-425 1214 Allengrove St 19124 23rd wd. SEMI/DET 2.5 STY MASONRY; 2,216 Sq. Ft. BRT#234144100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Virginio Gonzalez Jr C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 02338 $154,977.05 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-426 1247 Greeby St 19111 53rd wd. 1,101 Sq. Ft. OPA#531147500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sherian Byam C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 03828 $136,260.76 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-427 2034 Lansing St 19152 56th wd. 2,563 Sq. Ft. OPA#561472900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Robin Miller and David J. Miller, Jr C.P. April Term, 2012 No. 02080 $190,250.39 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-428 1700 Reed St 19146-4707 36th wd. 2,088 Sq. Ft. OPA#365355600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Damon K. Roberts; Arline R. Roberts C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 02491 $264,991.55 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-429 340 Dawson St 19128 21st wd. 1,466 Sq. Ft. OPA#213053600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Joseph A. Bergan C.P. November Term, 2018 No. 02529 $100,272.75 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-430 840 Kenmore Rd 19151 34th wd. 1,666 Sq. Ft. OPA#344350000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Angel Granby a/k/a Angel Livingston C.P. May Term, 2014 No. 03535 $65,803.54 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-431 111 E Mayland St a/k/a 111 Mayland St 19144 59th wd. 1,900 Sq. Ft. OPA#592129500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Travis Hamilton Sr. and Marquita J. Hamilton C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 03399 $84,911.85 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-432 314 Roseberry St 19148 39th wd. 731 Sq. Ft. OPA#392209200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kurt Horstman and Anna Marie Horstman a/k/a Anna Horstman C.P. April Term, 2017 No. 00156 $131,453.35 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-433 7452 Beverly Rd 19138 50th wd. 1,050 Sq. Ft. OPA#501363800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Deloris Speakes as Executrix of the Estate of Beatrice Brown, Deceased C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 02212 $139,677.92 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-434 4220 Palmetto St 19124 33rd wd. 1,266 Sq. Ft. BRT#332188900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Ruth Suarez C.P. September Term, 2017 No. 00063 $55,061.24 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, P.C., Martha E. Von

Rosenstiel, Esquire; Heather Riloff, Esquire; Tyler J. Wilk, Esq. 1904-435 309-313 Arch St Unit 607 a/k/a 309-13 Arch St Unit: 607 19106 6th wd. 972 Sq. Ft. OPA#888058772 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ann S. Boris; Vamsidhar Vurimindi C.P. October Term, 2015 No. 01609 $251,348.71 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-436 2134 Verona Dr 19145 26th wd. 1,705 Sq. Ft. OPA#888260150 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Anthony W. Michaud C.P. September Term, 2018 No. 00574 $344,071.99 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-437 3624 Glenn St 19114-1705 66th wd. 1,368 Sq. Ft. OPA#661070000 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Richard Harding C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 01588 $124,170.87 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-438 541 E Ashmead St a/k/a 541 Ashmead St 19144 38th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 944 Sq. Ft. BRT#121101200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Raymond Vandegrift C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 01160 $46,799.08 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-439 1210 Alcott St 19149 35th wd. 1,103 Sq. Ft. BRT#352067000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Brian Dructor a/k/a Brian M. Dructor C.P. July Term, 2018 No. 03343 $37,288.10 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, P.C., Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire, Tyler J. Wilk, Esquire 1904-440 603 Adams Ave 19120 35th wd. 1,196 Sq. Ft. OPA#351012600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Luz Gonzalez C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 00063 $129,870.89 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-441 3634 Edgemont St 191345507 45th wd. 1,152 Sq. Ft. OPA#451224500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Edward Antonelli C.P. August Term, 2015 No. 04068 $273,442.34 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-442 6132 W Oxford St 19151-4540 87th wd. (formerly 34th wd.) 2,256 Sq. Ft. OPA#871546280 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Velda Wilson a/k/a Velda A. Wilson C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 03270 $53,897.28 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-443 2442 S Hutchinson St 191483726 39th wd. 1,120 Sq. Ft. OPA#393478200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kelly A. Perri C.P. January Term, 2018 No. 04416 $113,341.34 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1904-444 3549 Stouton St 19134 45th wd. 824 Sq. Ft. OPA#452392200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Khalil Imes c/o Damia Outin Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Regina Outin, Deceased, Mario Outin Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Regina Outin Deceased and Shaquine Outin Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Regina Outin Deceased C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 03005 $107,073.51 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-445 1837 N 24th St 19121-



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August Term, 2008 No. 03084 $537,088.70 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-451 3012 N Ringgold St 19132 38th wd. 817 Sq. Ft. OPA#381027500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jennifer R. Ballard, Administratrix of the Estate of Ruby Adams, deceased C.P. April Term, 2017 No. 02354 $31,377.96 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-452 1144 Sanger St a/k/a 1144 E Sanger St 19124 62nd wd. 1,529 Sq. Ft. OPA#621046800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Rhakeem Favors C.P. December Term, 2017 No. 00937 $45,985.44 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-453 2410 Vista St 19152 56th wd. 2,569 Sq. Ft. OPA#561323300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tracy Barco C.P. May Term, 2017 No. 04441 $315,262.68 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-454 1911-13 N 2nd St on the East Side of Second St 19122 18th wd. Front: 30’ft x Depth: 108’ft; 3,354 Sq. Ft. BRT/ OPA#882970320 Luis H. Jaquez C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03358 $107,473.89 Justin L. Krik, Esquire; Krik Law 1904-455 2554 S 67th St 19142 40th wd. 1,112 Sq. Ft. OPA#406061400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kaneesha Daniels C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 01576 $62,568.23 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-456 12484 Sweet Briar Rd 19154 66th wd. 1,930 Sq. Ft. OPA#663182900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Christina M. Galanaugh and Daniel R. Galanaugh Jr. C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 04539 $238,410.26 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-457 5451 Diamond St 19131 52nd wd. 1,633 Sq. Ft.; Improvements: 1,560 Sq. Ft. OPA#522094900 Aliyah Newman (Real Owner); Tahira Peterkin (Real Owner); Anthony Baxter (Executor of The Estate of Jacquelyn Bell) C.P. November Term, 2010 No. 03259 $73,451.67 Robert Crawley 1904-458 112 N Conestoga St 19139 4th wd. 1,084 Sq. Ft. BRT#041142100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL

REAL ESTATE Cynthia Baptiste and Myron Baptiste C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 03183 $66,326.33 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-459 7733 Orpheus Pl 19153 40th wd. 1,798 Sq. Ft. BRT#405864200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Michael C. Stewart C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 02962 $142,766.94 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-460 350 E. Roosevelt Blvd 19120 42nd wd. Land: 2,134 Sq. Ft.; Improvement: 1,550 Sq. Ft. BRT#421131500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Lilly Cynthia Dawes (a/k/a Lily Cynthia Dawes) C.P. October Term, 2018 No. 003129 $69,177.99 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-461 1014 N Pallas St 19104 6th wd. 882 Sq. Ft. OPA#062322800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Shawnnette D.L Johnson C.P. November Term, 2017 No. 02580 $38,940.03 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-462 1609 Van Kirk St 19149 62nd wd. 1,749 Sq. Ft. OPA#621118200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Milagros Rodriguez Trinidad C.P. July Term, 2017 No. 01854 $99,459.97 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-463 1732 Arnold St 19152 56th wd. 2,720 Sq. Ft. OPA#562185100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Andrea Karen Irey, Executrix of the Estate of Glenda Cohen, Deceased C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 02980 $188,634.92 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-464 5262 Pennway St 19124 23rd wd. 1,568 Sq. Ft. OPA#233105300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Luis A. Pichardo C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 01484 $78,613.82 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-465 2861 Normandy Dr 19154 66th wd. 5,500 Sq. Ft. OPA#662498200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Isabel Kathleen Wiggs, Known Heir of Isabel E. Welch, deceased, Carol A. McDevitt, Known Heir of Isabel E. Welch, deceased, Eileen Vaughn, Known Heir of Isabel E. Welch, deceased and Unknown heirs, successors,

assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Isabel E. Welch, deceased C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03352 $212,257.94 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-466 1523 N Alden St 19131 52nd wd. 1,125 Sq. Ft. OPA#043292600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jennifer Chanthaboun C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 01165 $47,624.74 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-467 5439 Akron St 19124 62nd wd. 1,200 Sq. Ft. OPA#621439300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Eddie Thorne, Sr., deceased, Eddie V. Thorne, Jr., Known Heir of Eddie Thorne, Sr., deceased and Desiree Thorne, Known Heir of Eddie Thorne, Sr., deceased C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 03276 $10,593.30 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-468 856 Ayrdale Rd 19128 21st wd. 2,515 Sq. Ft. OPA#214133732 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Edith Audino, Deceased, Frank Audino, Jr., Known Heir of Edith Audino, Deceased and Liz Moore f/k/a Elizabeth Moore, Known Heir of Edith Audino, Deceased C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 01101 $279,558.45 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-469 9225 Milnor St 19114 65th wd. 7,500 Sq. Ft. OPA#652427805 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Joy Ruiz a/k/a Joy Gallen-Ruiz C.P. May Term, 2018 No. 03361 $351,565.53 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-470 2715 Berkshire St 19137 45th wd. 1,163 Sq. Ft. OPA#45-30072-00 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 3 STY MASONRY Judgment against Joseph W. Cotter, Jr. and Joanestelle M. Williamson, only C.P. April Term, 2018 No. 04703 $30,135.11, plus interest through the date of the sheriff’s sale, plus costs William J. Levant, Esquire 1904-471 1124 Marlborough St 19125 18th wd. Land: 2,436 Sq.

Ft.; Improvement: 0 Sq. Ft. BRT#181055000 IMPROVEMENTS: NONE Louis Moore and Christie Moore C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 000388 $259,541.48 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1904-472 5444 Erdrick St 19124 62nd wd. 1,123 Sq. Ft. OPA#622339300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Maria C. Kieffer a/k/a Maria Kieffer C.P. January Term, 2017 No. 04062 $103,337.18 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-473 7506 Briar Rd 19138 50th wd. 1,600 Sq. Ft. OPA#501340400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Beverly J. Rickenbacker as Administratrix of the Estate of Earnest J. Curry, a/k/a Ernest James Curry, Sr. Deceased C.P. September Term, 2017 No. 02885 $66,607.29 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-474 6308 Guyer Ave 19142 40th wd. 1,430 Sq. Ft. BRT#402274130 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Mao Hang C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03017 $69,096.62 Powers Kirn, LLC 1904-475 3603 Sepviva St 19134 45th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 832 Sq. Ft. BRT#451456400 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Thomas E. Perri, Known Surviving Heir of Geraldine Perri & Thomas Perri, Allyn Perri, Known Surviving Heir of Geraldine Perri & Thomas Perri, Unknown Surviving Heirs of Thomas Perri and Unknown Surviving Heirs of Geraldine Perri C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 02710 $46,307.90 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-476 11738 Denman Rd 19154 66th wd. 1,993 Sq. Ft. BRT#662242100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Ginger Morgan, in Her Capacity as Heir of Edward S. Trexler, Jr., Deceased and Edward Trexler IV, in His Capacity as Heir of Edward S. Trexler, Jr., Deceased and Morgan Trexler, in Her Capacity as as Heir of Edward S. Trexler, Jr., Deceased and Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Edward S. Trexler, Jr. Deceased C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 03451 $146,414.62 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, P.C., Martha

E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire, Tyler J. Wilk, Esquire 1904-477 5160 Leiper St 19124 62nd wd. 1,474 Sq. Ft. OPA#621475200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Vivian Morales, a/k/a Vivian M. Morales C.P. November Term, 2018 No. 01091 $54,525.30 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1904-478 6144 Lebanon Ave 19151 34th wd. 4,445 Sq. Ft. OPA#342126600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under James Lee Wright a/k/a James Wright, Deceased, Jameva Wright, a/k/a Jamera Naomi Wright Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of James Lee Wright a/k/a James Wright, Deceased, Eva Briscoe Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of James Lee Wright a/k/a James Wright, Deceased and Camillas Wright Solely in His Capacity as Heir of James Lee Wright a/k/a James Wright, Deceased C.P. February Term, 2017 No. 02745 $103,554.22 KML Law Group, P.C. 1904-479 5027 N 11th St 19141 49th wd. 2,367 Sq. Ft.; Improvements: 1,664 Sq. Ft. OPA#491403200 William T. Lofton C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 03065 $84,323.38 Robert Crawley 1904-480 7119 Oxford Ave 19111 53rd wd. 3,321 Sq. Ft. BRT#532376300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Jaclyn Young in Her Capacity as Adminstratrix of David M. Fine, Deceased and Selma Fine, in Her Capacity as Heir at Law of David M. Fine, Deceased and Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under David M. Fine, Deceased C.P. March Term, 2018 No. 01987 $102,957.34 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, P.C., Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire, Tyler J. Wilk, Esquire 1904-481 951 E Locust Ave 19138 5th wd. 568 Sq. Ft.; Improvements: 896 Sq. Ft. OPA#122078600 Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under

Norma Moten a/k/a Norma J. Moten; Gary Collins, in His Capacity as Heir of Norma Moten a/k/a Norma J. Moten C.P. December Term, 2017 No. 03047 $39,757.86 Robert Crawley 1904-482 5959 Springfield Ave 19143 3rd wd. Land Area: 1,284 Sq. Ft.; Improvement Area: 1,488 Sq. Ft. OPA#034117700 Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Jessie M. Jenkins; Oscar Jenkins, Known Heir of Jessie M. Jenkins; Jennifer Jenkins, Known Heir of of Jessie M. Jenkins; Robert Jenkins, Known Heir of Jessie M. Jenkins; Gary Jenkins, Known Heir of Jessie M. Jenkins C.P. February Term, 2018 No. 01800 $44,247.91 Robert Crawley, Esq 1904-483 1522-26 W Girard Ave 19130 47th wd. 11.2666.6 Sq. Ft. or 0.25773’ acres OPA#88-10701-50 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: UNKNOWN West Girard Holdings, LLC C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 02074 $50,773.90 Patricia M. Mayer, Esquire 1904-484A 1237-45 W College Ave 19121 29th wd. 16,245 Sq. Ft. OPA#885264380 IMPROVEMENTS: RETAIL CAR LOT NO BUILDING Shinder Pal C.P. March Term, 2017 No. 01594 $2,437,384.64 Janet L. Gold, Esquire 1904-484B 1247-59 N 26th St 19121 29th wd. 20,120 Sq. Ft. OPA#882017640 Subject To Mortgage Yes - Scott Finance Company in the original principal amount of $65,500.00 IMPROVEMENTS: AUTO REPAIR SHOP Shinder Pal C.P. March Term, 2017 No. 01594 $2,437,384.64 Janet L. Gold, Esquire 1904-485A 6116 Tabor Ave 19111 35th wd. 1,442 Sq. Ft. OPA#352335800 & OPA#352337900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Shoukat M. Sundhu C.P. October Term, 2011 No. 01213 $152,257.70 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1904-485B 6116 Tabor Ave 19111 35th wd. 1,442 Sq. Ft. OPA#352335800 & OPA#352337900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Shoukat M. Sundhu C.P. October Term, 2011 No. 01213 $152,257.70 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC

1904-486A 3456 Amber St 19134 45th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 1,040 Sq. Ft. BRT#452241910 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Scott E. Tisdale and Kathleen E. Tisdale C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 00266 $49,105.47 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-486B 3457 Coral St 19134 45th wd. PRIV GAR 1STY MASONRY; 560 Sq. Ft. BRT#452249300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Scott E. Tisdale and Kathleen E. Tisdale C.P. June Term, 2018 No. 00266 $49,105.47 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-487 2159 Homer St 19138 50th wd. ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1,188 Sq. Ft. BRT#102140100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Naiphesa Hilliard C.P. August Term, 2018 No. 01681 $195,961.17 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC 1904-488 6460 Musgrave St 19119 22nd wd. Land Area: 870 Sq. Ft.; Improvement Area: 1,164 Sq. Ft. OPA#221230000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Carrye E. Chappell a/k/a Evelyn Chappell C.P. July Term, 2018 No. 02240 $135,267.12 Robert Crawley, Esquire 1904-489 2644 S 61st St 19142-3514 40th wd. 960 Sq. Ft. OPA# 402068400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Samuel Edwards, in His Capacity as Heir of Jerona A. Edwards a/k/a Jerona Edwards, Deceased; Troy Edwards, in His Capacity as Heir of Jerona A. Edwards a/k/a Jerona Edwards, Deceased; Ricardo Edwards, in His Capacity as Heir of Jerona A. Edwards a/k/a Jerona Edwards, Deceased; Marva Edwards, in Her Capacity as Heir of Jerona A. Edwards a/k/a Jerona Edwards, Deceased; James Edwards, in His Capacity as Heir of Jerona A. Edwards a/k/a Jerona Edwards, Deceased; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title or Interest From or Under Jerona A. Edwards, Deceased C.P. June Term, 2017 No. 01107 $28,472.15 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP


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