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All posts for the month August, 2013

October is LGBT History Month!

The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools, or in religious institutions. For this reason, LGBT History Month was created in 1994 to celebrate and teach the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Continue reading.

Pennsylvania State Rep. Todd Stephens Becomes 12th Republican to Co-sponsor Nondiscrimination Bill

Another Pennsylvania State Representative has signed on to co-sponsor H.B. 300, the bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination. State Representative Todd Stephens is now the 12th Republican to co-sponsor this bill, joining more than 100 legislators from the House and the Senate. Continue reading.

Senator Casey Calls on Russian President Putin to Protect LGBT Athletes at 2014 Olympic Games

The Russian government’s recent passage of legislation criminalizing public discussion of LGBT equality is deeply troubling to all of us. The new legislation criminalizes discussion of LGBT rights and punishes anyone who openly acknowledges their orientation or gender identity. Continue reading.

Equality Pennsylvania President Adrian Shanker to Speak at National Rally and March in Washington, DC Commemorating 50th Anniversary of 1963 March

Adrian Shanker, President of Equality Pennsylvania, has been invited to speak at the National Action to Realize the Dream, the official rally commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. The rally and march will take place on August 24, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial. Continue reading.

Help Advance Immigration Reform–Contact Your Representative Today!

When the Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, they changed immigration law in this country. Finally, same-sex binational couples are treated equally by the federal government. Continue reading.

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