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Fundraising Challenge: Group will match all gifts up to $10K total

Equality Pennsylvania Education Fund has received a fundraising challenge from five donors.  Collectively, they will match up to $10,000 total raised between now and July 16, 2017.  All one-time donations will be doubled by this match and all recurring donations will be tripled.  Please consider making a donation by clicking here and your gift will be matched. Continue reading.

Executive Director Ted Martin to leave Equality Pa. on June 30

At its board of directors meeting on June 4, 2017, the Board of Directors of Equality Pennsylvania accepted the resignation of Executive Director Ted Martin.  Martin’s last day with the organization will be June 30, 2017.
     “It has been a tremendous honor for me to serve as executive director. I never foresaw myself staying for seven years back in 2010, but I am glad I did,” said Martin.
     During Martin’s seven-year tenure, the organization grew from a small regional operation to a statewide organization.  In those years, Pennsylvania changed dramatically for LGBTQ people and Equality PA was the engine that drove many of the battles and efforts and conversations that made great things happen.

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Pa, groups head to DC for Equality March, plan local rallies

The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals.  Progress has been made over the past decade in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ inclusion, access, and justice, but there’s still so much more to be done – especially since the progress we’ve achieved is currently being threatened by increased hostile rhetoric, discriminatory policies, and violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable in our communities. Continue reading.

On the verge of a breakthrough

For years at Equality Pennsylvania, when people call us to tell us about their discrimination stories at work, in housing, or in public accommodation, we have had to tell people that the Human Relations Commission did not hear such complaints. This week, the PA Human Relations Commission is considering changing that stance. This is a huge breakthrough. Continue reading.

Equality PA Supports PA Human Relations Commission Proposed Guidance to Ensure LGBTQ People Receive Fair Hearings On Complaints

New Proposal from PA HRC will treat discrimination against LGBTQ people similarly sex to discrimination Continue reading.

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