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August 2, 2016 - 0 Comments

In the wake of the Orlando massacre and the continued stalling of statewide non-discrimination legislation, local governments have renewed their efforts to support LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances. At a June vigil for the Orlando victims, Carlisle...

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April 20, 2016 - 0 Comments

                  We have finally arrived at a historic moment for transgender student rights in Pennsylvania. The Great Valley and Springfield Township School Districts have become the first known districts in...

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June 5, 2015 - 0 Comments

STATEMENT FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH CONGRESS ON PITTSBURGH PRIDE First Statewide Organization to Call for Accountability with Pittsburgh Pride PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress affirms our solidarity with Roots Pride Pittsburgh, and the...

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March 27, 2015 - 0 Comments

Andre Nathaniel Gray, 34, had been missing since October 23, 2014. In a press conference yesterday evening, the Pittsburgh Police disclosed that his body was found in the Ohio River in West Virgina with a...

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October 24, 2014 - 0 Comments

This morning the Philadelphia community gathered to say goodbye to Gloria Casarez, Director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs. Gloria passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer at 42 years old....

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July 15, 2014 - 0 Comments

Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus introduced an ordinance this morning to include ‘gender identity or expression’ as an outright protected class in the city’s non-discrimination policy. Ordinance 2014-0644 will amend the current city law to...

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July 2, 2014 - 0 Comments

South Williamsport Cancels 2015 Production of Spamalot; Principal Claims Homosexuality Does Not Exist in Their Town* ^^^^^ *UPDATE – July 3, 2014 WNEP has redacted part of their story in which Principal Smith cited “homosexuality”...

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March 20, 2014 - 0 Comments

At their Wednesday, March 19th meeting, the Downingtown Borough Council adopted a non-discrimination ordinance inclusive of protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition...

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July 23, 2013 - 0 Comments

Last Thursday evening, a transgender woman was brutally murdered in Philadelphia. Charles Sargent, 43, is in custody for allegedly murdering Diamond Williams. Initial reports have stated that Sargent had a sexual encounter with Diamond before her...

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August 14, 2012 - 0 Comments

The Victim, a musical on bullying, becomes an agent of change in Gettysburg. The Victim, a moving musical centered on school-based bullying, premiered last weekend in Gettysburg. Hundreds of members of the local community filled the Gettysburg Community Theater (GCT) with two...

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