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.

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

June 04 2015 5:00 AM Updated

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.

May 29 2015 7:00 PM

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

May 20 2015 3:12 PM

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.

May 19 2015 2:04 PM

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.

April 16 2015 3:28 PM

What can the rise of transgender political power in Philadelphia can tell us about the fight in our state and elsewhere? How can trans folks keep the progress going?

February 20 2015 8:00 AM

The Pennsylvania school's president describes the decision as based on inclusivity and the awareness that gender is fluid.

February 11 2015 10:00 AM

Continuing her years-long battle, Kate Lynn Blatt has now argued that not having her gender identity accommodated at work violated her rights under federal disability laws.

January 30 2015 6:01 AM

With nearly three decades of medical experience, Dr. Rachel Levine is ready to become her state's next top doctor.

January 23 2015 1:41 PM

Judge Charles Hayden ruled that the prosecution had sufficient evidence to try the suspects beginning January 6.

December 17 2014 1:58 PM