Is Philadelphia the ‘gay-friendliest city’ in the country?

    It seems like the City of Philadelphia is always making its way onto one list or another. Now, some consider it the “Gay-Friendliest City” in the country.


    A post on ran an op-ed article published by Philadelphia Gay News Publisher Mark Segal. In his piece, Segal makes quite the case for his hometown.

    Here are some of the highlights:

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    The city gives more funding to the LGBT community than almost any other city in the nation. This year, it was close to $3 million. (That’s dollars alone, not even in-kind services.)

    Philly has a full-service LGBT health clinic with over 50 employees.

    We have 10 out elected judges. Does any other city have more? And that’s not counting ward leaders and committeemen and women.

    In our city, openly LGBT people serve as college presidents, chancellors of the bar association, vice presidents of banks and heads United Way and major corporations.

    Philadelphia was one of the first cities to enact domestic-partner legislation, and with a real-estate tax incentive.

    Read the rest here.

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