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.

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.

5:28 AM

The out lawmaker posted a message to Instagram that is getting a lot attention.

June 21 2018 2:34 PM

The men allege they were robbed and punched by a gang of teens.

June 13 2018 6:07 PM

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