On October 25, 2016, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations held a public educational hearing in response to growing tension and wide-ranging reports of racism and discrimination in the LGBTQ community.
See what to do if you believe you have been discriminated against at your work, home or commercial property or while accessing a public service, facility or business. Learn how we protect people with criminal records and those affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Discover how we help to resolve neighborhood conflicts, mediate disputes, partner with the community to prevent intergroup tension, promote understanding among diverse populations, and conduct public hearings for educational purposes.
Learn how to register your long-term, committed, same-sex relationship with us under the City of Philadelphia’s Life Partnership law. Registration gives same-sex couples certain rights and benefits that are available to opposite-sex married couples.
Find the laws we enforce, including the Fair Practices Ordinance and Ban the Box, our regulations, and other publications that describe how we enforce the City’s civil rights laws, promote intergroup harmony, and advance positive human relations.