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Marriage Ruling Does Not End Equality Issues in PA

By | June 28, 2015

In the midst of an impromptu rally June 26 on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, attorney Angela Giampolo watched two of her clients with tears of joy streaming down their faces.

It was just a few Valentine’s Days ago that Giampolo, known to many as Philly Gay Lawyer, gave clients Charlie and Joe the closest thing they could get to a marriage—a will.

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Philly Gay Lawyer on SpeakOUT Radio Show (2/22)- What’s Going On?

By | February 24, 2015

SpeakOutFBimage (2)If you missed it this past Sunday catch SpeakOUT, my LGBT radio show on Q102, where Loraine Ballard Morrill and I recap a whirlwind week including the craziness down South with marriage equality, the first elected Bisexual Governor and scary laws aimed at hurting the Trans* community.

Listen here:

http://www.q102.com/media/podcast-iheart-communities-podcast-community/222-whats-going-on-angela-giampolo-25831086/

 

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.LGBT: An Internet Gayborhood

By | February 9, 2015

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Rainbow flags. Gay cruises. Logo. Domain names?

The LGBT community has carved out plenty of homes for itself, but it has yet to officially claim a stake in the virtual one. While the Internet has played a central role in the community for many years by providing a space to share information, meet other community members and grow LGBT-owned businesses, creating an “.LGBT” domain had never been conceived of until recently. Read more »

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Do hate-crime laws really protect the LGBT community?

By | February 9, 2015

 

NoHateWe recently saw some of the quickest and most efficient action I’ve seen in a while when Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously voted (17-0) to pass an ordinance that imposes punishments for violent attacks based on gender identity, sexual orientation or disability status. Mayor Michael Nutter summarily signed it into law. The measure was in response to the vicious antigay attack perpetrated this past fall, when as many as 15 people physically assaulted a gay couple in Rittenhouse, hurling antigay slurs. Read more »

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Top LGBT moments of 2014

By | February 9, 2015

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The LGBT communities had a lot to celebrate in 2014, with amazing legislative, judicial and cultural victories. While there are truly countless victories I could mention, here are some of the highlights:

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Plan Well Before the Wedding Bell on Thursday Jan 22!

By | January 9, 2015

10850104_10152551734186274_8108294627550821498_nJoin myself and Ryan Fuller for an informative LGBT seminar to learn what living in a Post-DOMA world means for you and your family. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and great company while we discuss the progress that has been made over the last 18 months and what we have to look forward to ahead!

Space is limited to 25 people please RSVP at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plan-well-before-the-wedding-bell-tickets-14824184535

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The Hobby Lobby ruling: What next?

By | November 26, 2014

imagesCould the Supreme Court’s ruling in the now-infamous Hobby Lobby case lead to companies using religion as a way to deny benefits to LGBT people? Read more »

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November 3rd at 7pm The American Law Journal presents: Fired for being gay: LGBT Rights at the Workplace

By | November 3, 2014

MagIn case you missed it the first time, Philadelphia’s CNN affiliate is re-airing the segment we did on LGBT Rights in the Workplace TONIGHT, Monday Nov. 3 at 7PM on WFMZ-TV. It was a remarkable show to be a part of as Dan Miller, someone who was fired for being gay, myself and Anthony Haller discuss HB 300, ENDA and more. There is a lot of work to be done on employment discrimination in the LGBT community and pieces like this help raise awareness about the progress we still have left to achieve. Tune in TONIGHT at 7PM.

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/latest-news/id=1202675235757/Fired-for-Being-Gay-LGBT-Rights-at-Work-on-Mondays-The-American-Law-Journal?mcode=1395262324557&curindex=7&slreturn=20141003131807

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Plan Well Before the Wedding Bell

By | October 30, 2014

What does it mean to be married?  How is it different?

Join Giampolo Law Group on November 18th from 6-9pm for an information session on what living in a post-DOMA world means for you and your family.  The event is being hosted by 1352 Lofts in Philadelphia! Come enjoy wine and light fare and take in the exceptional view of our skyline in one of their fabulous loft spaces!

Space is limited to twenty-five (25) so please RSVP.

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