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 […]

 

Gayborhood: The Center For The Community

Gayborhood: The Center For The Community

It is not just services, colorful flags and signs that make a visible community, but also an atmosphere that makes people feel celebrated and welcomed. The things that make the Gayborhood a visible community are the cultural organizations, anchor buildings and businesses like the William Way LGBT Community Center, which provides resources and a safe atmosphere for […]

 

LGBTQI: Community Heroes Making A Difference

LGBTQI: Community Heroes Making A Difference

The LGBTQI communities have many leaders making a difference in Philadelphia. Here are 5 community heroes you should know. Regarded as a rocket in the Philadelphia lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, Samantha Giusti (above) has taken off. After nine years of working in the communities, Giusti has garnered the reputation of a compassionate powerhouse. Throughout […]

 By Isaac Riddle

Gay and Lesbian South Africans Fight for Cultural Acceptance

Gay and Lesbian South Africans Fight for Cultural Acceptance

Asanda Madosi was 21 years old when he told his mother he was gay.  “My mother saw pictures of me in makeup and called me to tell me that we needed to talk,” said Madosi.  “My mom was very distraught when I came out, she feared for my safety.” Three years have passed since that […]