While most of the focus has been on the legislature this year, there has been a lot of progress in other areas in the state to help advance LGBT equality. Equality PA has been at the forefront, helping to win policy victories for LGBT people, and we can’t thank Gov. Wolf enough for his support in making many of these changes happen. Continue reading.
This past weekend, another transgender woman was murdered in Philadelphia. Her name was Maya Young. Maya was 25 years old. She grew up in Vineland, NJ and lived in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Maya is the third transgender woman in Philadelphia murdered within a year. Continue reading.
This time of year can be really wonderful, but it can also be a very stressful time for many transgender people. Join Equality Pennsylvania at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovannis Room to talk about some good self care and stress reduction this holiday season. Continue reading.
Harrisburg – Equality PA Executive Director, Ted Martin, released this statement today to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day set aside each year to remember those transgender people who were murdered simply because of who they are and to fight for justice for all transgender people. Continue reading.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDoR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Continue reading.