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Equality PA congratulates Reading for passing ‘conversion’ therapy ban; local LGBT centers led effort to protect youth

READING, PA – On Monday, December 18, 2017, Reading (Pennsylvania) City Council unanimously voted to approve a ban on ‘conversion’ therapy in the city. The ordinance was introduced by Councilman John Slifko and proposed by Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the LGBT Community Center of Greater Reading. Continue reading.

Breaking News: Metcalfe is a Heterosexual!

On Tuesday, House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe went on a homophobic rant against minority chairman Matt Bradford, who briefly touched Metcalfe’s arm during a committee meeting.

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ACTION ALERT: HB 1933 is vile attack against LGBTQ Pennsylvanians

On November 20, 2017, Representative Jesse Topper introduced HB 1933, a bill that seeks to deny “coverage for gender or sex reassignment surgery or gender or sex transition services, including, but not limited to, physician’s services, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, prescribed drugs or counseling services related to such surgery or services.”
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Support #EqualityPA on #GivingTuesday this year!

[Wow-Modal-Windows id=1] This year’s #GivingTuesday donations are being matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Facebook so we’re asking all our supporters to set up their own giving pages which will go toward this effort!   It’s easy and we appreciate it so very much!   Here’s how: Continue reading.

PA House moves forward discrimination-free CHIP reauthorization

Today, the Pennsylvania House Rules committee, and subsequently the full House, stripped an amendment barring coverage of transition-related surgery for Children’s Health Insurance Program recipients, from HB 1388. Continue reading.

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