News from within the borders of Pennsylvania and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Pennsylvania, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. The Advocate also covers the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explores how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

Sharon Thomas says that if she's elected Montgomery County register of wills, she won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — but she will let employees do so.

October 20 2015 6:31 PM

Pennsylvania's first out state lawmaker announced today that he is running in the 2nd Congressional District primary race.

October 06 2015 8:54 AM

Transgender inmates in Pennsylvania will no longer be sent to solitary confinement based upon gender identity alone, and will be allowed to shower privately. 

September 23 2015 3:49 PM

Christine Kitzler's parents filed an emergency lawsuit in an effort to prevent their 48-year-old daughter from obtaining gender-affirming surgery.

September 03 2015 12:03 PM

The archconservative seeking the GOP presidential nomination believes 'the breakdown of the nuclear family' is to blame for America's troubles.

June 18 2015 7:23 PM

People like to take shots at Pittsburgh, but as demonstrated with Iggygate, this city has balls of steel.

June 12 2015 6:15 AM

The confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine makes her the first transgender person appointed to a Governor’s cabinet in Pennsylvania.

June 09 2015 8:28 PM

The singer, who has been labeled racist and homophobic, tweeted she was pulling out of the festival after LGBT groups withdrew in protest.

June 09 2015 11:38 AM