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 Alliance Defending Freedom claims a Pennsylvania school district's policy constitutes sex discrimination against cisgender students.

November 20 2018 2:48 PM

The meme featured a photo of Jenner with the text “Believe in something. Even if it means cutting your dick off.”

September 10 2018 3:54 PM

The married Pennsylvanians say they have endured slurs like "homos" and "dykes" from their neighbors. 

August 31 2018 3:41 PM

Governor Tom Wolf makes a bold move to protect LGBTQ residents in a state with nearly zero formal protections.

August 07 2018 6:03 PM

What's scarier than that? They will be legally allowed to print starting tomorrow.

July 31 2018 1:41 PM

A Florida student wins the right to use the boys' restroom, and a Pennsylvania district's inclusive policy is upheld.

July 26 2018 8:25 PM

The first out gay man elected to Pennsylvania’s state legislature is fighting not only for equality but common sense.

July 16 2018 5:28 AM