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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.

Carrillo's assailant, who was killed by police at the scene, had been imprisoned for the murder of his wife.

February 22 2021 4:25 PM

The Pennsylvanian would be the first Black gay man — and first gay man overall — in the chamber.

February 18 2021 10:21 PM

The gay Democrat, an outspoken progressive, was the first out member of the state legislature.

February 16 2021 4:25 PM

John Fetterman fights for flying rainbow colors, LGBTQ+ rights, and marijuana legalization.

January 29 2021 6:04 PM

She is the first out LGBTQ+ woman elected to the Pennsylvania state legislature.

November 06 2020 2:21 PM

The out politician says many centrist Republicans support minority rights when it's convenient and then drop them when it's no longer useful.

August 06 2020 3:15 PM

Rachel Levine, working to safeguard residents of Pennsylvania, has been subjected to a barrage of cruelty.

July 22 2020 3:19 PM