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.

Letting trans students use the restrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity doesn't harm other students, the court ruled.

May 24 2018 7:21 PM

Pennsylvania stands to triple its number of out state reps, while there were key wins in three other states.

May 16 2018 3:48 PM

The war of words between Sims and homophobe Daryl Metcalfe escalates.

April 21 2018 3:52 PM

Lamb's lead over Rick Saccone now seems insurmountable and is a key victory for Dems in a conservative district.

March 14 2018 1:31 AM Updated

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state's congressional map is gerrymandered and unconstitutional.

January 23 2018 3:38 PM

Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe proclaimed his heterosexuality in an outburst after a male colleague touched his arm in a meeting.

December 06 2017 4:26 PM

Marchers turned out for transgender equality in Philadelphia for the seventh year.

October 08 2017 1:03 PM