Jump to navigation Skip navigation. On November 4, the Supreme Court heard a case that could allow private agencies that receive taxpayer-funding to provide government services — such as foster care providers, food banks, homeless shelters, and more — to deny services to people who are LGBTQ, Jewish, Muslim, or Mormon. Philadelphia informed the agencies that it would no longer refer children to them unless they agreed to comply with nondiscrimination requirements that are part of all foster care agency contracts. One of the agencies agreed to do so.
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There is something for everyone here, including us queers. Philadelphia was famously established on the belief in equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — and today persists as an exceptionally welcoming haven for LGBTQ travelers. While things have not always been so great for our community, Philly has always been ahead of the curve. A city of civic pride with a democratic food scene and urban beauty galore, Philadelphia would be amongst our destinations even without its vibrant gay scene.
The Attic's goal is to reduce the isolation felt by LGBTQ youth by providing a sense of community and developing programs and services to counteract the prejudice and oppression that LGBTQ youth often face. All Attic programming is based on a youth development model and aims to build community, reduce isolation, combat homophobia, promote knowledge and life skills, and develop future leaders. To provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBT-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve.
Philadelphia's history of protest and activism is exceptional. From American colonists declaring independence from Great Britain, to abolitionists fighting against slavery, to women's suffragists demanding voting rights, to civil rights activists calling for equality, the city has a deep history of social and political conflict and engagement. In the meantime, here is a brief overview. A few highlights include: Reminder Days These were held annually at Independence Hall on July 4 from through Protesters gathered in front of Independence Hall to demand the public take notice of the discrimination that gay and lesbian American citizens endured -- that not all Americans enjoyed the rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.