Gayborhood Racism: A 60-Day Progress Report

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations has announced a date for the release of its findings and recommendations.

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It’s been nearly two months since the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) held its October 25th hearing on Gayborhood racism. G Philly did a 30-day report in late November, at which time the commission said that it was still reviewing material and working on tools the community would be able to use to report acts of discrimination.

Since then, the official transcript of the hearing has been released to the public, and G Philly caught up with PCHR executive director Rue Landau on the current status of the commission’s findings report, which was promised within 90 days of the hearing.

Landau sent us the following statement:

“The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is actively working on our report addressing racism and discrimination in the LGBTQ community. We will hold a press conference to release our findings and recommendations on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Mayor’s Reception room in City Hall.

As a part of our commitment to create new tools, strategies, and resources for members of the LGBTQ community, we will hold a Know Your Rights training on Wednesday, January 11th at the William Way Center, located at 1315 Spruce Street, from 6 pm – 8 pm. In addition, the Hearing on Racism and Discrimination in the LGBTQ Community now has a dedicated page on our website with links to the transcript and other resources referenced at the hearing. As always, people are welcome to file complaints or report bias incidents to our office at pchr@phila.gov or by calling 215-686-4670.”

G Philly will be covering the training and the press conference, and anything breaking ahead of time if events warrant.

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