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All posts for the month March, 2016

Equality PA, coalition partners #ShineALightOn Discrimination for the Transgender Day of Visibility

Members of Pennsylvania’s transgender community and allies took part in 5 events across the state to raise awareness

trans-visibilityHarrisburg, PA — In honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31st, community members came together across Pennsylvania to raise awareness about the discrimination transgender people face. The TDOV was started in 2009 as a way to acknowledge and celebrate transgender people by Rachel Crandall, a transgender advocate in Michigan. Since then, it has been observed in a number of states and countries worldwide. Continue reading.

Equality PA Endorses Shapiro for Attorney General, McGinty for Senate

Harrisburg—With proposals across the country to roll back hard-won protections, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians need champions fighting for them at the state and federal level. Today, Equality PA is proud to announce its support for two important champions for equality: Josh Shapiro for Pennsylvania Attorney General and Katie McGinty for United States Senate. Both candidates have a strong track record of fighting for LGBT Pennsylvanians in the past, and both of them will be much-needed advocates in the state and national Capitols in the future. Continue reading.

Equality PA Endorses State Legislative Candidates

Endorsements2016_PAstate_WebPostHarrisburg—Equality PA is proud to announce the endorsement of 15 outstanding candidates for the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Each endorsed candidate has a strong record of supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and will fight for equal rights for gay and transgender people from seats in the state legislature. Continue reading.

It’s the 40th Anniversary of Pennsylvania’s first Executive Order for Discrimination Protections for State Workers

Next month is the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the Pennsylvania Council for Sexual Minorities. Created by executive order by Governor Milton Shapp in February 1976, the Council is the first governmental body devoted to LGBT civil rights and public policy advocacy in the US. Join us in Harrisburg to commemorate the anniversary. Continue reading.

Pennsylvanians to Sen. Toomey: “#DoYourJob because the Court is a big deal”

Dozens highlight key issues hinging on Supreme Court Nomination Continue reading.

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