LGBTQIA: Experiences of the Transgender Community

LGBTQIA: Experiences of the Transgender Community

Being transgender in Philadelphia is still something that incites violence and discrimination, but not nearly as much as it used to, according to Elizabeth Coffey Williams. “I lived the white-picket fence, husband, dog, swimming pool and garden club life for many, many years,” she said, ” and now I find myself in the center of […]

 

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 […]

 

LGBTQI: Understanding Trans-Health in Philadelphia

The annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a program of the Mazzoni Center, has announced that Samantha Jo Dato has been appointed the conference logistics coordinator. “This conference is not just important for Philadelphia,” said Dato (below). “It’s important to the world.” The 13th annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a free, three-day event with more than 250 workshops […]