DeRay Mckesson
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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.

The Pennsylvania mayor is touting his actions in a new campaign ad.

February 19 2016 11:45 AM

In a surprise move, Sims endorses another candidate for the House of Representatives.

February 17 2016 2:46 PM

The only person to stand trial for the 2014 attack on a gay couple has been sentenced to prison for up to 10 months. 

February 08 2016 4:56 PM

The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania's resounding defeat in Iowa was apparently the death knell for his floundering bid for the White House.

February 03 2016 2:33 PM

As Kathryn Knott's trial begins, the prosecution and the defense offer contrasting pictures of her actions during an attack on two gay men.

December 10 2015 8:35 PM

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
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