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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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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.

Capital-Star Q&A: State Rep.-elect Jessica Benham; Pa.’s first out woman LGBTQ lawmaker

BY: - November 14, 2020

Democrat Jessica Benham won election last week to Allegheny County's 36th House District. She will replace long-serving Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, who is retiring at year's end. 

How Pa.’s LGBTQ community centers are adapting to the challenges of the pandemic

BY: - November 11, 2020

For many LGBTQ people, these centers are often the only local source of queer-inclusive, targeted social, educational, and health services.

‘I wanted to make sure our voices were heard loud and clear’: LGBTQ group works to build acceptance in rural Pa.

BY: - August 16, 2020

The I Am Alliance, an LGBTQ advocacy group, has been working to raise awareness and acceptance in their tiny central Pa. community.

June 24 virtual panel discussion looks at the history of central Pa.’s LGBTQ community

BY: - June 17, 2020

The event is being co-hosted by the LGBT Center of Central PA, and Penn State University Press at Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg.

Using the wrong pronouns can be an obstacle to obtaining healthcare – What one health system is doing about it

BY: - May 13, 2020

The LBGTQ community faces special obstacles obtaining healthcare. Here's how one health system is overcoming them with sensitivity and empathy.

Taking charge of your HIV is critical. Here’s what to know and do about it

BY: - November 10, 2019

All the more reason to take charge of your HIV and be here when the cure is announced.