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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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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.

Largest Survey of Transgender Life in U.S. Publishes PA Specific Data

Harrisburg – Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and Equality Pennsylvania released the Pennsylvania specific data from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS). The data reveal disturbing discrimination trends and a range of disparities between transgender people and the general population of the United States in all areas of life. Continue reading.

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