Prospects for Pride in a Trump Era

As we move toward Trump’s half-year mark in office, it is becoming clearer that the Trump administration does not intend to continue its predecessors’ prioritization of the protection of the rights and liberties of the LGBT community. Contrary to promises made during his campaign trail to be “good to the gays” and to protect the…

Ongoing LGBT Evolution in the U.S. Military

For 17 years, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” forcibly closeted tens of thousands of military servicemen and women. Originally designed as a compromise between lawmakers and military personnel who wanted the ban on LGBTQ servicemembers lifted and those who didn’t, the reality of DADT encouraged an environment in which discrimination and prejudice festered, and those most…

SwallowDaily | Angela Giampolo LGBT Lawyer

Here is our interview with Philadelphia based lawyer Angela D. Giampolo. She is the founder of PhillyGayLawyer.com and Giampolo Law Group whose practice focuses on, among LGBT law, corporate transactions, civil rights, employment discrimination, real estate, domestic and international adoptions, and estates. We spoke with her about the SCOTUS decision and what we can expect…

Marriage Ruling Does Not End Equality Issues in PA

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…

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

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/  

.LGBT: An Internet Gayborhood

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…

Do hate-crime laws really protect the LGBT community?

  We 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…