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GOAL's 3rd Annual Drag Brunch Fundraiser: A Glamorous Affair for a Cause Raised Over $16,000.00!
Nov 12, 2023
On Sunday, November 12, 2023, GOAL hosted its much-anticipated 3rd Annual Drag Brunch Fundraiser at the FOP Lodge 5, transforming the day into a dazzling spectacle of glitz, glamour, and giving.
GOAL Provides Emergency Training to William Way Staff
Oct 20, 2023
On October 20th, members of GOAL provided emergency preparedness training to the staff of the William Way Center in Center City. Leading this vital training session was GOAL member and Paramedic Craig Hall, who was joined by fellow GOAL members EMT Ed Callahan and EMT and Police Sergeant Nicholas Tees. This comprehensive 4-hour training aimed to empower participants with the skills and knowledge needed to respond effectively to life-threatening emergencies until professional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrive on the scene.
GOAL Donates Items to National Museum for Pride Exhibit
Jul 8, 2023
Members of the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) serving in the Philadelphia Police Department made contributions to the virtual exhibit of the National Law Enforcement Museum's Pride Behind the Badge Exhibit. This exhibition, which delves into the history and experiences of LGBTQIA+ law enforcement professionals, spans from the 1960s to the present day. By submitting pictures and pins, the GOAL members have added valuable content that highlights their community's involvement and contributions to the field.
Fighting Stigma and Honoring Danté M. Austin
Jun 9, 2023
A group of local police officers and other public safety professionals aren't only fighting crime, and aiding the public, but they're also fighting against the stigma of being out in the public safety space. Meet the Gay Officers Action League of Greater Philadelphia (G.O.A.L.). Their building bridges through community outreach, which now includes the Danté M. Austin Memorial Scholarship, in honor of a founding member of the organization who passed away in 2019.
Peer-to-Peer Resiliency Training
Apr 6, 2023
On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, GOAL hosted a Peer-to-Peer Resiliency training at FOP Lodge 5. Presenters from the First Responder Program at Penn Medicine Princeton Health shared their expertise on stress management, coping skills, and self-care strategies for first responders.
Are you okay?
Jul 31, 2022
The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and strong, but may be disproportionately at-risk for suicidal feelings and other mental health struggles because of the discrimination and prejudice we too often are up against. It can be even more of a struggle first responders and military members in the LGBTQ+ community. This section has information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones. You are NOT alone!
GOAL at Summer Vibes Block Party
Jul 24, 2022
On Saturday July 23rd, GOAL joined the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs, GALAEI, Radiance Medical Group, ALLY Wellness and the Kimmel Cultural Center in sponsoring the FreePeople Summer Vibes Block Party. The party which was held at the William Way LGBT Community Center was a celebration of Trans Joy.