Removing homosexuality from Pa. crimes code is a start, advocates say. But more needs to be done

BY: - July 16, 2022

Next up: Finally passing a statewide anti-discrimination law for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.

Trans Day of Visibility 2022: LGBTQ centers work to support trans and non-binary Pennsylvanians

BY: - March 31, 2022

In a statement issued Wednesday, President Joe Biden officially proclaimed March 31 Transgender Visibility Day in the United States, calling on Americans to “join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating discrimination against all transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people — and all people.”

Pa. LGBTQ advocate Adrian Shanker set for new role at California organization

BY: - March 7, 2022

In April, Shanker will start his new job as executive director of the Spahr Center in California’s Bay Area.

Founding executive director of Allentown LGBTQ community center to step down

BY: - February 3, 2022

“An organization is bigger than any one individual, including the founder,” Shanker said in a press letter. “I have full confidence in the board of directors and staff teams here to not only keep programs and services running throughout this transition period, but to continue to thrive under new, dynamic leadership.”


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.

In the absence of state and federal demographic data, Pa.’s LGBTQ community conducts its own research

BY: - May 15, 2021

In the absence of state and federal demographic data researchers at Bryn Mawr College, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown decided to move on their own.