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OUR VIEW: Amazon’s HQ2 could bring a much needed LGBTQ advocate to the Fight for Fairness in Pennsylvania

Earlier today, a group of activists under the name “No Gay, No Way” launched a media campaign discouraging Amazon.com from locating its second headquarters in Pennsylvania and eight other states, something that Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have been advocating for since the tech-retail giant announced it was accepting bids for HQ2.  The Seattle-based company has promised to invest $5 billion and add up to 50,000 jobs. Continue reading.

Gov. Wolf Appoints Equality PA Executive Director, Ted Martin, To Business Diversity Commission

Harrisburg – Yesterday, Gov. Wolf announced the creation of a commission to improve diverse and small business participation in state contracting opportunities and the overall economy. Executive Director of Equality PA, Ted Martin, will serve on the commission to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people will be included in these new opportunities. Continue reading.

When PA Competes, PA Wins

It’s been over a decade since Equality PA has been working to protect LGBT people from discrimination. Because, even though it’s hard to believe, it’s still legal to be fired from your job, evicted from your home, or turned away from a business just because of who you are or who you love. Continue reading.

Equality PA thanks Gov. Wolf for recognizing the need for nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in Pennsylvania

Wolf addressed the issue of discrimination today’s budget address, touting the need for Pennsylvania to foster a good climate for businesses and job creation Continue reading.

Week of Action: #DiscriminationExists Jan. 27- Feb. 2

Despite recent victories in states for same-sex couples who want to marry, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families live in a state that still needs to update or clarify its laws to include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This leaves people vulnerable to being fired from a job, turned away from a business, or evicted from a home just for being gay or transgender. Continue reading.

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