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Pgh. Rep. Frankel wants Allegheny County to make it easier for businesses to build gender-neutral restrooms

BY: - September 22, 2020

Right now, businesses have to seek a variance to build a gender-neutral restroom. One Pa. lawmaker wants the county to change its rules.

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The Black Lives Matter movement is bigger than law enforcement | Opinion

BY: - August 26, 2020

This year will go down in history as one of the most painful and difficult in our lifetimes. But there is also an opportunity to embrace true change.

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So you’ve bought a new gun. Should you lock it up? It depends | Opinion

BY: - April 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is dangerous enough. Don't compound the risks by making their self-defense weapons too locked away to be useful in a crisis.

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‘A torrent of hate’: Pa.’s Asian-American community endures COVID-19 backlash | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 3, 2020

"We have been intimidated, spit on, physically attacked. Hundreds of people have come forward, but we know hundreds more go unreported,” advocate says.

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Let’s make 2020 the year of compassion and civility | Opinion  

BY: - January 22, 2020

We can come together right now and commit to being better people, with love for each other.

Wolf calls for non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians as U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue

BY: - October 8, 2019

“For too long to our collective detriment, we kept some of our best, most talented individuals out of the workforce because of nationality, religion, race or gender," the Democrat said in a statement Tuesday.

Shapiro, Dem lawmakers hear experiences of racism, discrimination

BY: - June 13, 2019

Updated, 5:30 p.m.: This story was updated with additional information from the Attorney General’s Office. Democratic elected officials from across Pennsylvania, including Attorney General Josh Shapiro, gathered in Harrisburg’s Allison Hill Thursday to hear, up close and personal, what it’s like when someone encounters harassment or hate for their race or religion. The event, hosted […]

An anti-abortion group sent Jewish lawmakers Holocaust imagery to protest their vote on a ban bill

BY: - May 17, 2019

By Friday afternoon, the group had apologized. But some weren't buying it.

‘We will have to take on their shares’: Pennsylvania General Assembly remembers 11 victims of Tree of Life synagogue massacre

BY: - April 10, 2019

"I am overwhelmed at the unified show of support," said Rep. Dan Frankel, a Democrat who represents the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where the synagogue is located.

Could this be the year Pennsylvania lawmakers ban LGBTQ discrimination?

BY: - February 11, 2019

The legislation, nicknamed the Fairness Act, has never been brought up for a vote. This year could be different.