Fighting for Hate Crimes Protections in Harrisburg

Senator Ferlo comes outTed Martin, Executive Director of Equality PA, spoke out today at a press conference in Harrisburg demanding that LGBT people be included in hate crimes statutes. The event was chock full of supportive legislators including the prime sponsor of the hate crimes bill in the Senate, Sen. Jim Ferlo, who also decided to use today as his day to come out as gay. “I’m gay and that’s ok,” he proclaimed to a welcoming crowd in the Capitol Rotunda. Continue reading.

Using Social Media to Win!

Here at Equality PA we want to keep you updated on what is going on in PA on the frontlines of the fight for LGBT Equality. And we hope that you will participate in the online conversation about equality issues in our state over social media. Social media is one of our best tools for getting our message out there, but we want to be sure that we are using this tool to our best advantage. Continue reading.

Rep. Brian Sims wants you to be a SpokesLeader!

Representative_Brian_Sims_(D-Philadelphia)As you may have heard, we are recruiting SpokesLeaders around the state to help us spread the word about why we need to end legal discrimination against LGBT people at work, in housing, and public accommodation. The training includes four webinar sessions that you can attend from home. All you need is a phone and a computer with an internet connection. The sessions are designed to help build public speaking and communication skills with a focus on nondiscrimination. Continue reading.

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