Support our work by becoming an Equality Sustainer today!

All posts in category Blog

Three PA cities score 100% on Equality Index; but what about the rest?

Today, Equality Pennsylvania officials joined our partners at the Human Rights Campaign, City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council, Mayor Bill Peduto, and Pennsylvania Physician General and Acting Secretary of Health Rachel Levine at the City-County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh as the Steel City celebrated receiving a HRC Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score of 100% for the first time.  The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership’s public position on equality. Continue reading.

TAKE ACTION: Protect CHIP from Transgender Exclusions

Harrisburg lawmakers are once again playing politics with our rights — and now they’ve targeted transgender youth. They have attached an amendment to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reauthorization bill that would deny access to trans-related services to those covered under CHIP – which covers PA’s most vulnerable youth up to age 19. Please take a moment and follow the three steps below to send a clear message to stop playing anti-trans politics with children’s health! Continue reading.

Equality PA decries Trump/Sessions attack on LGBTQ equality

Today attorney general Jeff Sessions issued sweeping guidance instructing federal agencies to provide significant leeway to staff and government contractors and grantees seeking religious exemptions from federal laws, rules and regulation. Continue reading.

Upper Dublin becomes 44th Municipality to Protect LGBT people in PA

Equality Pennsylvania congratulates Upper Dublin Township, which passed an ordinance at its commissioner’s meeting last evening that protects LGBTQ individuals in their access to employment, housing, and public accommodations. Continue reading.

Anti-Trans comments from “Breakfast Club” guest sets bad example, promotes hate speech, violence against transwomen

“Equality Pennsylvania stands with the transgender community, publicly denouncing anyone or any entity that promotes the harm, injury, or murder of members of transgender people,” said Sharron Cooks, a Philadelphia-based black transwoman who serves as Vice President of Advocacy on the Equality Pennsylvania board of directors.
Continue reading.

Newer Posts • Older Posts
Become an Equality Sustainer

Fund for Fairness Sustainer
2018 Electoral Endorsement Campaign

Sponsored Link

Thank you to our 2017-18 Strategic Partners

Equality Federation Human Rights Campaign Gill Foundation Gill Action Fund Freedom for All Americans
American Unity Fund ACLU PA Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Johnson Family Foundation Schlegel-Deibler Charitable Foundation

To become a strategic partner with a contribution, sponsorship, or service of $2,500 or more,
contact Development Director Joe Dungee at

© 2013-17 Equality Pennsylvania  |  All rights reserved.  |  (215) 731-1447
1211 Chestnut Street  |  Philadelphia, PA 19107  |
'Equality PA' is 3 entities: Equality Pennsylvania Education Fund, Equality Pennsylvania (Advocacy), and Equality PA PAC.
Contributions to EPEF are tax deductible. Contributions to EP & EPPAC are not.