Pa.’s congressional Republicans get failing grades on HRC’s LGBTQ rights scorecard

The civil rights group Human Rights Campaign is out with its scorecard for the current session of Congress, and its findings may force some lawmakers back to the blackboard, Bart Simpson-style, where …

Here for you; be here with us

How are you doing? That’s a question that I’ve been asking a lot lately, and one that carries more weight than usual. Some of us are trying to balance full-time remote work with caring …

I Feel Ignored

As a trans man, I feel ignored. I don’t see myself represented in mainstream media. There is hardly any research on trans men. Even in the trans community, transgender often seems to default to …

Reading & Listening with your smart devices

I hope that by the time the May/June edition is off the press, The Library is once more open to the public after having been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But while The …

Excalibur #9

Excalibur #9  Tini Howard Synopsis: “Following a very successful Werewolf hunt, EXCALIBBUR seeks unimpeded passage into Otherworld. But there is a great distance to travel before …

Give 'em a try - they're Free and fun!
Sharing Our Caring is a monthly program of MCC of the Spirit that provides a free dinner to people with HIV/AIDS and their family members. Dinner is at 6:30 pm on the second Monday of the …
Wellness
Pennsylvania's Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine
Today is International Trans Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate trans people and raise awareness about the discrimination the trans community faces around the world. In this time of the unknown …
Voice columnist is 'Above and Beyond'
Nicholas Duncan, Central PA Pride Festival Vice President of Entertainment and Comics Columnist for The Central Voice, was recently recognized by UPMC Pinnacle, where he works, with their Above and …
LGBT health risk factors
Allentown, PA — Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center joined with 113 other LGBT organizations today as signatory of a national open letter about coronavirus and the LGBT community.The …
How ya feeling?
Every LGBTQ person has a story about a time the health care system fell short of meeting their needs. I know I do. The truth is the health care system simply was not designed to serve our needs as …
LEGAL

Trans Maryland will cover fees

Trans Maryland (formerly Trans Healthcare MD) will cover the cost of filing a petition with a court, posting requirements, a new birth certificate, a new ID, and printing and mailing …

AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION: Pride Festival of Central PA cancels 2020 event

Like many of our sister Pride organizations across the country, it is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we regrettably announce the 2020 Pride Festival of Central PA will not take place as …
EQUALITY OVERRULLED

PA House rejects protections for gender identity, sexual orientation

A recent debate in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives over a bill to designate shooting ranges and sportsmans clubs as life-sustaining businesses and provide guidelines for their reopening …
BOOK

Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community

Harrisburg, PA​ – A new book that chronicles the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in central Pennsylvania will debut in June. ​Out in Central …

COVID-19 like money – brings out best & worst

“I swear COVID-19 is like money. It brings out the best and worst in people,” said a trusted colleague in the midst of another remote work day. Besides our own day-to-day challenges …

I Feel Ignored

As a trans man, I feel ignored. I don’t see myself represented in mainstream media. There is hardly any research on trans men. Even in the trans community, transgender often seems to default to …

CLAIMS IT "REDEFINED FAMILY"

Anti-gay Republican votes against coronavirus testing bill 

The House of Representatives finally passed a coronavirus relief bill this past Monday night, but one Republican refused to vote for it because he said it “redefined family” by including …

A COMING OUT STORY

Pro wrestler Mike Parrow marries boyfriend

Loved ones of gay professional wrestler Mike Parrow came together recently to witness his wedding to his longtime boyfriend, Morgan Cole reports Dan Villarreal for LGBTQ Nation. The ceremony …

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