Author

Frank Pizzoli

Frank Pizzoli

COMMENTARY

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.

‘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 House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus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'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania.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

COMMENTARY

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

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

‘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.

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

‘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.

COMMENTARY

‘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.

COMMENTARY

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 […]