Philly LGBTQ activist Lovitz announces candidacy for Rep. Brian Sims’ Pa. House seat

BY: - April 19, 2021

Sims declined to comment when asked by the the Capital-Star about both Lovitz's candidacy and whether he planned to run for re-election to his House seat.  

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 LGBTQ Philadelphians are casting their votes this year

BY: - October 16, 2020

With Election Day less than three weeks away and COVID-19 infections rising again, Philadelphians are faced with not only with choosing which candidates to vote for, but also how they are going to vote.

New Philly online voting initiative targets LGBTQ voters

BY: - September 10, 2020, compiles tools for voter registration, requesting mail-in ballots, information on polling locations and critical dates.

LGBTQ candidates in Pa. and Del. hope to win seats in November

BY: - August 30, 2020

In Butler County's 12th District, Democrat Dan Smith, who is openly gay, is trying to unseat GOP incumbent Daryl Metcalfe, who has made homophobic comments.