Racism in the Gayborhood: Progress Report, 1 Year Later

PCHR Progress Report

Hearing 2016

October marks one year since the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) held their historic hearing on racism and discrimination in the Gayborhood. Tonight, along with the Office of LGBT Affairs we will be co-hosting a Community Conversation About Race & Inclusion in the LGBTQ Community.

October’s Community Conversation: Race and Inclusion in the LGBTQ Community will provide updated information and an opportunity for community feedback on this issue. Representatives from PCHR will discuss the continual work to address the long-standing concerns raised at the hearing last year and the progress they have seen in the past year. We will also work collectively with community members to identify strategies to combat racism and discrimination moving forward.

Community Conversations are led by the Office of LGBT Affairs and Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs to cultivate an interactive community forum—specifically addressing the concerns of the Philadelphia LGBTQIA community. Through discussion, breakout groups, and Q & A, the Community Conversations seek to engage the insight and expertise of the community in addressing pertinent issues and working collaboratively to identify solutions.

Amber Hikes, Executive Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs
Rue Landau, Executive Director The PCHR

WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 6pm

WHERE: Gershwin Y, 401 S. Broad Street, Gershman Y is Wheelchair accessible. There is an entrance on Pine St. across from the Starbucks (corner of Broad & Pine).