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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 U.S. Navy veteran is suing after spending almost two years in jail before assault charges were dropped. 

December 09 2021 1:05 PM

Friends are remembering her as a "great person" and a "beautiful soul."

November 19 2021 2:20 PM

Local Republicans in Fulton County, Pa. rejected a funding increase for the county library because it was hosting the meetings, calling LGBTQ+ people a “hate group.” But library supporters have now made up for that and then some.

November 17 2021 5:03 PM

Tuesday saw the election of Detroit's first queer female City Council member, the reelection of trans woman Andrea Jenkins in Minneapolis, and other notable victories.

November 03 2021 5:04 AM

The gay politician has received financial support from across the nation.

August 24 2021 1:30 PM

Courtney Steiner and Carly Levy appear to be the first same-sex couple to achieve this distinction in their state.

June 11 2021 2:49 PM