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Malcolm Kenyatta - first LGBT black man elected to PA legislature

Malcolm Kenyatta was elected to the Pa House and is the first ever African-American gay man elected to the legislature and only the second Out person ever elected to the House. Kenyatta, a …

it was a RAINBOW WAVE!

Record number LGBTQ candidates ran - many made history

The 2018 midterm elections gave momentous victories to America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community reports Dominique Mosbergen for The Huffington Post. A record …

FAR-REACHING EFFECT

First openly gay man elected governor in U.S.

Samatha Allen reports for The Daily Beast that Rep. Jared Polis has become the first openly gay man elected governor in U.S. history. He said, ‘Tonight, we reaffirm what makes Colorado the …

Will Change Follow?

A ‘rainbow wave’ of LGBT victories

Tuesday’s election offered limited, but tangible, hope to the LGBT community. For more lasting change, the ‘rainbow wave’ may have to accrue a lot more velocity. The political …

GONE - clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who made national headlines in 2015 when she was jailed after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, lost her bid for re-election to Democrat Elwood Caudill …

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SHOULD PA's SENATE RECONSIDER?

Survivor Stand Up rally want sexual abuse law

About 80 people gathered on the steps under the Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda Wed., Oct. 24 urging the State Senate to reconsider S.B. 261. The controversial bill: Eliminates all criminal …

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Take Alf home --- please!

I'm Alf. No, not an Alien from that 80's TV show, but an Adorable Loving Feline! I have a very distinguished air about me. I just prefer a more sedentary, contemplative lifestyle. A sunny window …

NIX CONVERSION THERAPY?

City Human Relations Commission chair chimes in on proposed resolution

“… A good step forward” is how Harrisburg Human Relations Commission chair Russ Boggs describes efforts by Harrisburg City Council to take a stand on "conversion therapy".

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Yup - I'm looking forward to 2020

President Trump narrowly won Pennsylvania in 2016. Results of the Nov. 6, 2018 general elections beg the question "Can Trump hold the Keystone State in 2020?" The answer depends on your vote. I …

ALLY IN THE ACADEMY

'Back in the day' is a lot like today

How does what was happening in the protest movements of the 1960s relate to the social justice movements of today? I recently was asked to do a session on this topic for a national …

Salute to Gov. Wolf

Why we need PA Commission on LGBTQ affairs

Gov. Tom Wolf is to be commended for creating the nation’s first statewide Commission on LGBTQ Affairs last August. Why is such a commission needed? LGBTQ communities around the state are …

Making Sense of Life

Are you ready for the holidays?

By Dr. Terry Drew Kaaren Once again, we approach the end of the year. Once again, we remark, “I can’t believe it’s the end of the year!” Why? It’s not like we …

TransCentralPA Event Nov. 20

Nov. 20 - we gather to remember

Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. TransCentralPA will host friends, allies, government officials, and members of the clergy for the 2018 Commonwealth Observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event will …

4 events in our area

Vigils remember the dead, confront violence

Four separate vigils held in south central Pennsylvania under the umbrella banner of Stronger Than Hate focused on recent tragedies in the U.S. The vigils were held Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 in …