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The Supreme Court will decide whether Philadelphia is allowed to exclude Catholic services that refused to allow same-sex couples to become foster parents from the city's foster care system. more
LGBT people have experienced unprecedented attacks by the Trump administration, coupled with efforts by states to advance religious exemptions laws and draconian legislation targeting transgender … more
Much like the rest of America, York County has seen its share of ineffective communication when it comes to speaking to one another. In the age of social media and picking sides, it seems all too … more
“I enjoy the challenge of it all,” said Stuart Landon, producing artistic director of Open Stage. And his upcoming production of the iconic play by Tony Kushner Angels in America, Part 1 … more
In Excellence #6 Spencer Dales, a young man from a family of magical protectors comes into his powers late and frustrated, but with perspective that challenges the status quo. His potential is … more
It’s time to shake off winter's doldrums, and that’s easy to do by trying one or more of these titles from The Dauphin County Library.  You’ll find that this edition’s … more
The 12thannual Keystone Conference, A Celebration of Gender Diversity, is now upon us.  One of the largest conferences of its type, and it is held here in Harrisburg, Pa.  This is not only … more
If you drive past the corner of 3rd & Hamilton Streets, you’ll see GLO - Harrisburg’s first community center by and for men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans women of color ages … more
Thirty-five years after springing up as an all-volunteer AIDS assistance agency, Alder Health Services now boasts a full slate of services that offers wellness programs, a clothing room, and a food … more
Author’s note: I published this essay in 2001 when I was invited to serve as Guest Editor of Experimental Forest, a regional literary journal. I called the edition Queer Health. Seems like the … more
NO BS Facebook comments on Jan-Feb 2020 Publisher’s Note by Frank Pizzoli entitled Wishing our community was organic as my vegetables Nicely written. – Russ Boggs Nice! - Bill … more
Twist the title of a popular jazz song from 'day' to What a difference a gay makes. And you have Anthony Bullett. He spent nearly a decade pushing for an LGBT-inclusive ordinance in Huntington, … more
President Vladimir Putin said on Russia would not legalize gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. He made clear he would not allow the traditional notion of … more
Voters in Switzerland have backed a proposal to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity illegal. The result - 63.1% in favor to 36.9% against - is a huge boost … more
Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are raising objections to a proposal that would add feminine hygiene products to the list of items that can be purchased during the state's annual sales-tax … more
 As a requirement of the Older Americans Act, each state is required to develop a State Plan on Aging every four years. The State Plan essentially works as a strategic plan for the … more
Allegheny County Council voted Feb. 11 to ban the practice of conversion therapy in the county. Conversion therapy is a widely discredited practice used to attempt to change a person’s … more
Rosemary Browne, CEO, Alder Health Services, is one of three honorees selected by US Senator Robert Casey for recognition Feb. 24 in Washington, DC for the Senator’s Annual Black History Month … more
When a black New Jersey teen was forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a high school wrestling match in late 2018, U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, was taken aback. The … more
Recently, a small crowd gathered in the Capitol’s main Rotunda for the news that Harrisburg would be getting a new monument. The new monument will commemorate the 150th anniversary of … more
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