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.
Rick Santorum Argues Heterosexual Parents Are a ‘Birthright’

Rick Santorum: Heterosexual Parents Are a ‘Birthright’

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

Op-ed: Pittsburgh Is Still Cool as Folk

Op-ed: Pittsburgh Is Still Cool as Folk

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

Trans Woman Confirmed As Pennsylvania Physician General

Trans Woman Confimed as State's Top Doc

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

Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Concert

Iggy Backs Out of Pittsburgh Pride

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

Philadelphia Raises the Transgender Pride Flag for the First Time
June 04 2015 3:43 PM ET

Philly Raises Trans Pride Flag for First Time Today

Flying the trans pride flag in front of City Hall is a small gesture that sends a strong message, say organizers.

Remembering Our LGBT Heroes as One World Trade Center Opens

The LGBT View as 1WTC Opens in NYC

The tallest building in the western hemisphere is now open on the site where 2,753 people died, two dozen of them members of the LGBT community.

Philadelphia Man Charged with Murder of Trans Woman London Chanel

Philly Man Charged in Trans Woman's Murder

A day after her death, London Chanel's suspected murderer has confessed to fatally stabbing her in what police believe was a 'domestic' altercation.

Philadelphia Sees Eighth Murder of a Trans Woman in U.S. This Year

Philadelphia: 8th U.S. Trans Woman Murdered This Year

London Chanel, 21, was stabbed to death in an abandoned house after allegedly arguing with a man who then tried to perform CPR and contact police.

After Five Months Missing, Suspect Arrested in Pittsburgh Bisexual Black Man's Murder

Suspect Finally Arrested in Pittsburgh Murder of Bisexual Black Man

Andre Gray was last seen with a new man he was involved with but 'didn't entirely trust,' say friends and family. A motive for his killing will not be revealed until the trial.

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