Community and Family

Philly community groups could get priority in sale of thousands of vacant city lots under new bill

For decades, community gardeners have tended to abandoned land in neighborhoods redlined by the insurance industry, neglected by government and ignored by developers. Yet as values rise across the city and builders see opportunity in long-overlooked lots, gardeners find themselves fighting to hold onto the spaces they’ve cultivated. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)

Community and Family

Bebashi offering new support group to trans people of color

The team at Bebashi Transition to Hope continues to provide a safe spaces for transgender and gender nonbinary people of color through the support group The Healing Place, part of the organization’s Melanin Magic program. Melanin Magic offers a variety of services to trans and gender nonconforming folks, including access to Bebashi’s Trans Necessities Closet, HIV/STI testing and PrEP. | From: Philadelphia Gay News (Read more.)