Office of LGBT Affairs

Akhenaton Jones
Philadelphia Police Department
Tim Jimenez
June 17, 2020 - 8:32 am
Sources say police have issued an arrest warrant for the man suspected of the murder last week of 27-year-old Dominique Fells, and they think he may be in Atlanta. Read more here.
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Gloria Casarez
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Kim Glovas
March 16, 2020 - 1:41 pm
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved a new historical marker to honor Philadelphia political activist Gloria Casarez. Read more here.
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Celena Morrison
Courtesy of Celena Morrison
Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2020 - 9:30 am
The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs has a new, history-making executive director. Mayor Jim Kenney's appointee, Celena Morrison, is the first transgender woman of color to step into the role. Read more here.
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Amber Hikes
Rachel Kurland
July 09, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amber Hikes, executive director of the city's Office of LGBT Affairs, has announced she will resign after more than two years in the position. Hikes shared the news on social media Tuesday, noting she will leave at the end of the month. "When I stepped into this role...
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Philly selects diverse team of LGBT residents to change face of local boards, commissions
Courtesy of The Office of LGBT Affairs
Pat Loeb
November 28, 2018 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs has selected the first group of 20 people to go through its Community Leadership Pipeline. The six-month program seeks to get younger, more diverse people actively engaged in the community. Congrats to those selected to...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Kristen Johanson
October 11, 2018 - 8:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Oct. 11 marks the 30th National Coming Out Day, a day to help and encourage those in the LGBTQ community to be open and honest about who they are. In recent years, an increasing number of young people have been coming out as non-binary in gender. Most people identify...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Eric Walter
May 08, 2018 - 11:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Given the complicated relationship world religions have had with the LGBTQ community, not everyone would have felt at home wearing a rainbow flag at Monday nights' Catholic Church-inspired Met Gala. However, Lena Waithe, a writer and actress on Netflix's "Master of...
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