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Frank Pizzoli

Frank Pizzoli

Veteran Pgh. blogger Sue Kerr launches new LGBTQ nonprofit

By: - January 4, 2022

'We’re not reinventing the wheel. We don’t want to take from ongoing activity. Rather we want to add to the mix, fill in the cracks,' Kerr said.

‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus

By: - October 6, 2021

'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said

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This Pa. activist group is putting people first. Here’s how you can help | Frank Pizzoli

By: - September 16, 2021

'I went from thinking nothing is attainable to finding hope and purpose,' Tammy Rojas, of Dauphin County, said

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Creating change a long game for Williamsport LGBTQ activist Dan Maneval | Frank Pizzoli

By: - August 22, 2021

After a pandemic-prompted delay, and fundraising challenges, West Branch Pride coming in September 2022.

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‘I’m not one of the boys’: Inside one transgender Latina woman’s personal journey | Frank Pizzoli

By: - June 14, 2021

“I knew at about 4 years old I was experiencing myself in ways different from how other people saw me,” Johanna Clearwater told the Capital-Star.

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May is Foster Care Month: LGBTQ couples & children face challenges | Frank Pizzoli

By: - May 18, 2021

May is Foster Care Month and the LGBTQ community has a reason to be fearful but also a reason to be hopeful.

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‘Some fights need more help than others’: NFL star adds his voice to battle against transgender sports bills | Frank Pizzoli

By: - April 25, 2021

“I think we need to realize that some fights need more help than others and we all need to work together to create change." he said.

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‘No one is asking for this’: LGBTQ advocates lash transgender sports bill | Frank Pizzoli

By: - April 7, 2021

And one member of the region’s transgender community also says she'll be mounting an electoral challenge to the bill’s prime sponsor.

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Get your LGBTQ history ready: America 250 celebration wants to know | Frank Pizzoli

By: - March 14, 2021

You’ll want a front row seat at the nation’s 250th anniversary celebrations in 2026. If it works as planned, you’ll look around at events seeing people just like you no matter who you are or who you love. Pennsylvania recently became the first state to officially join the multi-year national celebration. The ambitious project involves all 50 […]

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Looking to provide ‘support my generation didn’t have’ Penn State alum gifts $1M to LGBTQIA student center | Frank Pizzoli

By: - February 23, 2021

The largest gift in the center’s history, Conrad’s commitment will provide an expanded home for the campus’s LGBTQ+ and ally communities while enhancing its future programming.

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The Legislature dashed hopes for LGBTQ equality in Pa. — again | Frank Pizzoli

By: - February 3, 2021

Discrimination is bad for business and bad for our diverse communities, one advocate told the Capital-Star.