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John Fetterman challenges Pa. school board’s cancellation of talk by gay actor

The Democratic U.S. senator criticized the Cumberland Valley School District for nixing Maulik Pancholy’s anti-bullying presentation, urging a reversal on what he deems a wrongful cancellation.

Pennsylvania Drag Queen Story Hour canceled amid bomb concerns

A planned library event in Lancaster became the latest target of right-wing extremists who forced its cancellation through threats of violence.

Libs of TikTok celebrates while supporters rage after John Fetterman pulls support for Philly LGBTQ+ center (exclusive)

The Pennsylvania Democrat explained to The Advocate that his letter isn’t actually an indicator of his level of support for the LGBTQ+ community.

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CVS and Walgreens will start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone. Here's when and where

Both pharmacy chains already dispense misoprostol, the other medication involved in medication abortion regimens.

Abortion restrictions amount to sex-based discrimination, state Supreme Court says

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled against an antiquated anti-abortion law, with justices issuing a scathing rebuke of the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

Pennsylvania man rants about ‘LGBTQ+, woke-left mob’ in YouTube video with his father’s severed head: report

A son was arrested after filming himself with his father’s decapitated head, unleashing a tirade against President Joe Biden, the LGBTQ+ community, and ‘far-left woke mobs.’

This new LGBTQ+ thrift store in Pennsylvania offers judgement-free fashion

A thrift store in Lancaster County recently opened, giving LGBTQ+ people the opportunity to explore their identities while being "encouraged and built up."

Moriarty’s bar in Philadelphia criticized for transphobic job ad seeking ‘biologically male’ bartender

A Craigslist listing for a “biologically male”’ bartender at a historic Philadelphia bar draws national attention and condemnation from city officials and LGBTQ+ advocates.

South Carolina taxpayers set to pay for Moms for Liberty-run charter school

The far-right group is opening a school in the state that will be funded with taxpayer money but won’t have public oversight.

Malcolm Kenyatta on breaking barriers and making Pennsylvania Black queer history

The state lawmaker discussed his vision for the auditor general position in the state, advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, and the impact of diverse representation in politics.

Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Activist Kendall Stephens Charged with Rape of Two Boys

The activist became an advocate for trans hate crime protections after a violent transphobic home invasion attack.

Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Hiring Arsonist to Burn Down Estranged Wife's Home

Heather Dibert of Pennsylvania is facing 39 felony and misdemeanor charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, and the man she hired is charged with attempted criminal homicide.

Pennsylvania Library Director Resigns After Board Removes Issues of 'Out,' the LGBTQ+ Magazine

Justin Brown quit working for the Northern Cambria Public Library following a heated debate with the library board over the unilateral removal of Out, sparking discussions on censorship and representation in public libraries.

Pink Praises Hometown for Voting Out Book-Banning School Board

The new school board president, who had fought against book bans, was sworn in on a stack of them.

Pennsylvania School District Quickly Reverses Far-Right Policies Under Democratic Control

People were so happy with the newly Democrat-controlled school board that they tailgated before the meeting.

Moms for Liberty Sex Scandal Causes Pennsylvania Chapter to Split From National Group

The Northumberland County chapter breaks away to establish the Northumberland County Academic Alliance, distancing itself from national organization’s scandals.

Pennsylvania Democrats Look to Out Maneuver Republicans to Support LGBTQ+ Students

Pennsylvania “cannot have a patchwork approach,” state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta says.

On Mental Health and Acknowledging Us, Rosalynn Carter Was Ahead of Her Time

The former first lady's advocacy a lifetime ago has proven her to be consequential in helping the marginalized.

Moms for Liberty-Supporting Superintendent Quits and Gets $700K Severance

The Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania faces scrutiny over its decision to grant outgoing superintendent Abram Lucabaugh a severance package exceeding $700,000 following his endorsement of far-right educational policies.

Moms for Liberty and Florida Teacher Schemed to Manipulate Student Book Controversy

An Escambia County teacher reportedly collaborated with Moms for Liberty to get a student to check out a book the group called pornographic.