Addressing Racism in the Gayborhood


Photo Credit: Natalie Hope McDonald via Philly Voice

The LGBTQIA+ community in Philadelphia has been addressing the issue of racism and discrimination with year-long effort of conversation, training, and support. Our nonprofit partner, Mazzoni Center, joined Philadelphia FIGHT, bar owners and staff in the Gayborhood to receive training on implicit bias and the city’s Fair Practices Ordinance last month. 

It has been a great start toward upholding non-discriminatory practices, and our nonprofit partner is actively involved, although fighting against discrimination is a long term battle.

A large crowd, photographed above, attended the first LGBTQIA+ community conversation at the William Way LGBT Community Center in Center City. A smaller crowd attended the most recent forum - support for change continues a year after explosive allegations of rampant racism in Gayborhood bars.