Frank Pizzoli

Frank Pizzoli

Frank Pizzoli, the former editor and publisher of the Central Voice, writes about the issues that matter to Pennsylvania's LGBTQ residents.

Urban Rural Action to select 28 volunteers to prevent ‘targeted violence’

By: - January 3, 2023

Residents of Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties all are involved in the community push.

‘We want to fix Harrisburg’: Reformers summit seeks solutions to state government’s woes

By: - December 2, 2022

The event, sponsored by Fair Districts PA and the League of Women Voters of Pa., kicks off Saturday.

Retiring Rep. Brian Sims finds next act with LGBTQ business, policy group

By: - November 27, 2022

'Discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people are on the increase because it is fueled, in part, by legislative attacks in local, state, and national governments,' Sims said.

Josh Shapiro with health care and service industry workers outside the Smithfield United Church of Christ in Downtown Pittsburgh on Mon., Sept. 19, 2022. CP Photo: Jamie Wiggan

‘Critical to protecting our democracy’: Author Tim Miller says of Pa.’s governor race

By: - October 24, 2022

The former GOP strategist holds forth on Mastriano v. Shapiro; Fetterman and Oz, and why democracy is worth saving.


Being civil is a lost art – especially in politics. We need to get way better at it | Frank Pizzoli

By: - September 30, 2022

Ever been asked by a plumber fixing your toilet what your politics are? I have. It's as awkward as you might think.

Pa. ranks 23rd nationwide for its LGBTQ business climate, new analysis finds

By: - September 12, 2022

The state is hobbled by its lack of civil rights protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.


LGBTQ people are under attack. Fight back by knowing your history | Frank Pizzoli

By: - August 14, 2022

Past accomplishments are a blueprint for preserving existing civil rights, advocate Eric Selvey said.


Post-Roe, what’s the fate of marriage equality in Pa.? | Frank Pizzoli

By: - July 24, 2022

'Conservative members of the Supreme Court are on a faith-based mission, which includes ending marriage equality,' Wayne Besen, of Truth Wins Out, said.


Are we all floating in the soup of hatred and violence? | Frank Pizzoli

By: - May 1, 2022

From one end of the country to the other, hate is metastasizing. We have to speak up and confront it.

In a big year, here’s how Pa.’s progressive groups are making their presence felt | Analysis

By: - March 8, 2022

With the 2022 midterm elections just months away, progressive organizations across the commonwealth say they hope to influence public policy and legislation ranging from the environment, housing, gun violence, health care, gift bans, equitable pay, food and water quality protections, fracking, and voters’ rights legislation. The Capital-Star reached out to 10 progressive organizations (eight responded, […]

How one Pa. TV station’s coverage provided a teachable moment on transgender issues

By: - January 24, 2022

'We want media to do stories on trans issues. And we’d like to create a baseline for how we treat one another,' an advocate said.

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.