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  1. PA Senate committee approves antibias billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Philadelphia Gay News

    There was one amendment added by a 6-5 vote that would also prohibit LGBT discrimination in employment. An amendment to allow a religious exemption failed in a 5-6 vote.

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  2. Child sex-abuse bill gets hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Philadelphia Gay News

    A bill pending in Harrisburg that would let more survivors of child sex abuse seek justice in the courts appears dead in its current format. HB 1947 would permit the reviving of time-barred claims regarding child sex abuse, as long as the filer of a civil suit is 50 or younger.

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  3. As Pride celebrations begin, PA Fairness Act remains stalled in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | Philadelphia Gay News

    As annual Pride celebrations begin, a welcomed summer tradition in many Pennsylvania communities, I again have to report that the state has yet to pass my legislation that will protect the rights of LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. This time of year always serves as a bittersweet reflection of the best the LGBT community has to offer us through the Pride festivities, juxtaposed with the harsh reality that, at a state level, we still lack full civil rights to protect against discrimination and prejudice.

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  4. Lawmakers push for vote on antibias billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | Philadelphia Gay News

    The prime sponsor of the Pennsylvania Fairness Act invoked a rare procedural tactic this week to bring about a vote on the long-stalled LGBT antibias bill. State Rep. Dan Frankel on Tuesday introduced a discharge resolution, which would bypass committee consideration of the legislation and bring the measure to the full House for a vote.

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  5. Lesbian who wore suit to prom asked to appear on 'Always Sunny'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Philadelphia Gay News

    The lesbian who got kicked out of her prom near Harrisburg for wearing a suit may well appear on an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." In a Twitter exchange yesterday, Rob McElhenney, the show's creator and a Philadelphia native, mentioned Aniya Wolf in a tweet that said, "Aniya, I love your suit.

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  6. PA lesbian kicked out of promRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Aniya Wolf reports she was barred from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg after arriving in a suit instead of a dress. Wolf, a junior, told media outlets she identifies as a "masculine" lesbian and feels more comfortable in pants than "girly" clothes.

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  7. First ally governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | Philadelphia Gay News

    When you think of LGBT history, you likely think of San Francisco or New York City, but the truth is, 40 years ago, Pennsylvania was at the vanguard of the American struggle for LGBT equality. You're probably thinking I'm going to mention those pickets outside Independence Hall every July 4 from 1965-69, or the Dewey's sit-in in 1965.

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  8. Bills would limit police transparencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Two bills pending in Harrisburg would delay or prevent the release of the names of police officers involved in use-of-force incidents. But some civil-rights, police-oversight and open-records advocates object to the measures.

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  9. 40 Years Ago in PGN: April 8-14, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Philadelphia Gay News

    About 80 gay activists met with nearly as many state legislators March 23, 1976, in Harrisburg for the first Gay Lobby Day, organized by the Gay Rural Caucus. The lobbying took place one day after state Reps.

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  10. 40 Years Ago in PGN: Feb. 5-11, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Philadelphia Gay News

    As former Gov. Milton J. Shapp campaigned for the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination, he talked with PGN about his lifelong support "to end discrimination anywhere it raises its ugly head." PGN publisher Mark Segal and editor Keith Clark traveled to Harrisburg for an exclusive interview with Pennsylvania's 40th governor, the first to serve two terms.

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  11. Equality PA to organize around issues, not regionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Equality Pennsylvania, the state's top LGBT advocacy organization, is hiring to fill two new positions: youth organizer and racial-justice organizer. "In our work, we weren't having as much engagement as we felt we should with people who were 18-25 or people of color," she said, noting Equality Pennsylvania has specific organizers for faith and transgender issues.

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  12. Philly activists ask governor to pledge to end AIDSRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Philadelphia Gay News

    Dozens of activists from ACT UP Philadelphia boarded a bus Tuesday on World AIDS Day for the two-hour drive to Harrisburg. They were on their way to hear Dr. Rachel Levine, physician general of Pennsylvania, speak on the state Health Department's policy goals for HIV.

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  13. First LGBT community celebration at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2015 | Philadelphia Gay News

    On a busy session day in the Main Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, dozens of LGBT people from rural and urban parts of the state gathered to share their stories. The Pennsylvania Youth Congress hosted the first National Coming Out Day celebration inside the capitol building called "Pennsylvania Comes Out for Freedom."

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  14. PA Fairness Act stalled in committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | Philadelphia Gay News

    The budget impasse in the state legislature is putting a damper on progress for the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, according to organizers with Pennsylvania Competes, a bipartisan social-welfare nonprofit working to pass the bill. Leaders of the organization spoke with PGN this week.

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