LGBT ACTIVIST GIAMPOLO ’07 EXPLAINS DOMA IMPLICATIONS FOR TRI-STATE AREA Attorney Angela D. Giampolo ’07, president of the board of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia and a vocal advocate for the lesbian and gay community in Philadelphia, was in wide demand following the Supreme Court’s July ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Interviews with Giampolo appeared on Pennsylvania Cable Network, PA’s CSPAN, and WHYY’s Newsworks, in which she expressed her views on the ruling’s implications for same-sex couples in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Giampolo is a contributing columnist to the Philadelphia Gay News, Philadelphia Business Journal, Echeleon, Dot429, and Lezgetreal.com and maintains two blogs on her firm’s website: phillygaylawyer.com and lifeinhouse.com. She is principal of the international boutique firm, Giampolo Law Group, which she founded in 2008 “to provide a safe place for the LGBT community to service their legal needs and have their business.
Parents can legally force their LGBTQ children into conversion therapy in all but 14 states, and for those LGBTQ teens living in the other 36 states, conversion therapy is a very real fear.