Equality Forum symposium begins

1 min readApr 30, 2007

A weeklong symposium on gender called “Equality Forum†will start from tonight. Philadelphia Daily News reports:

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova will be honored as a role model, men and women of faith will gather at historic Christ Church, and gay choruses will celebrate 25 years of making music during this week’s Equality Forum Symposium.

Equality Forum, which began locally 15 years ago to promote civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, has evolved into a national and international education-focused nonprofit that also produces documentary films (last year’s “Saint of 9/ll”) and sponsors GLBT History Month in October.

The weeklong 2007 symposium starts tonight when the Equality Forum presents its Distinquished Service Award to Mayor Street, and ends with SundayOUT, a massive street fair that takes over Old City. In the intervening days there will be more than 60 events — panels, lectures, and workshops as well as parties, concerts, films and exhibits.