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LGBTQ: Serving the LGBT Community as a Unified City

LGBTQ: Serving the LGBT Community as a Unified City

An anonymous letter landed on the Philadelphia District Attorney’s desk in 2012. It described an experience from a member of the Philadelphia Police Department. Two police officers on the job, away from three individuals — a male defendant, a trans woman and another male complainant — making misgendered statements and slurs. “They [the trans woman] […]

 

LGBTQIA: Directive 152 and Ending Discrimination Against the Trans Community

LGBTQIA: Directive 152 and Ending Discrimination Against the Trans Community

Imagine the fear, frustration and mistrust you might feel upon being called ma’am when you’d clearly rather be called sir – or vice versa. This is the struggle transgender people of Philadelphia have been fighting. “In trans communities, there is a sense that police think that trans lives don’t matter,” said Adrian Lowe (above), a […]