The LGBTQ Affairs Commission is organizing a Lobbying Day on LGBTQ non-discrimination. A key part of the Oct. 22 event will be a rally on the steps of the Capital, according to Harrisburg City Council vice president Ben Allatt, a commission member.
"As you may be aware, one of the major initiatives that the commission is tackling right now is non-discrimination within the legislature," Allatt said. "Can you help in the following ways - do you want to meet with your State Senator to tell him how important this is to you? If so, let me know. Can you spread the word and tell people about the rally? Can you come and bring friends?
"Lastly, do you know of anyone who is willing to share a personal story about how they have been affected by either discrimination based on employment or housing simply because of their sexuality and/or gender identity? Feel free to direct anyone who is interested in sharing their story to me. I can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org