Human Relations Commission

LGBTQ Equality & Fairness

While the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibits some discrimination, it does not protect LGBTQ Pennsylvanians from discrimination.  Mayor Wally Scott and his administration believe that LGBTQ citizens should be included in these kinds of protections.

We look forward to working with the LGBTQ community in helping to make Reading an inclusive, diverse, and fair city.  If you have suggestions or would like to become involved in supporting making Reading a more LGBTQ-friendly city, please contact one of our LGBTQ community liaisons.

The City of Reading Mayor’s Office liaison to the LGBTQ Community is Kimberly Talbot.  She can be reached at 610-655-6141.

The Reading Police Department liaison to the LGBTQ Community is Sergeant Luz Shade. She can be reached at 610-655-6387.