LGBTQ-rights

COMMENTARY

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, iconic Philly journalist Mark Segal looks back — and forward

BY: - May 20, 2019

Pa. shouldn't be the state, the founder of the Philadelphia Gay News said Monday, "where you can get married, but be refused the honeymoon suite."

Pa. Republican Fitzpatrick votes with U.S. House Dems to approve LGBTQ rights bill

BY: - May 17, 2019

Despite the fanfare on Capitol Hill, the effort is unlikely to be enacted into law this Congress.

‘This is the best opportunity we’ve had’: Why advocates think this could be the year Pa. bans LGBTQ discrimination

BY: - May 5, 2019

Just five years ago, central Pennsylvania voters rejected an incumbent after he came out as gay. Former Rep. Mike Fleck, a Republican from Huntingdon County, lost a tight primary in 2014, two years after he first publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation. Since then, state lawmakers who remain have tried time and time again to ban […]

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.

This powerful Capitol committee has a new chair. He’s not Daryl Metcalfe 2.0

BY: - February 5, 2019

Colleagues expect new House State Government Chair Garth Everett will bring decorum and cooperation to Metcalfe’s old committee