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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.

Authorities say the victim was shot in the neck before his body was burned.

June 25 2022 4:30 PM

The state's House voted 198-0 to erase the references to "homosexuality" in several definitions in the code. 

June 09 2022 11:05 AM

Rashid Young, 22, had gone missing in 2019. His ex is accused of stabbing Young to death and then draining his bank account.

June 03 2022 11:15 AM

State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Brian Sims didn't win bids for higher office, but Kenyatta will stay in the legislature and may be joined by the state's first nonbinary lawmaker.

May 18 2022 12:57 AM Updated

Barnette, also a virulent Islamophobe, has seen her support in the Pennsylvania Republican primary rise sharply.

May 13 2022 4:30 PM

“Public service has been my calling for as long as I remember,” says Jonathan D. Lovitz.

May 13 2022 1:11 PM

“I decided that we needed a voice,” says Alvarez, running for Pennsylvania House in the 182nd District.

May 13 2022 1:10 PM