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State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Mary Isaacson (both D-Philadelphia) lead a hearing on Pennsylvania's HIV criminalization laws on Oct. 6, 2021. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
What You Probably Don’t Know About HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania Will Scare You

A recent hearing on HIV criminalization laws in Pennsylvania shed light on the stigma those living with HIV are forced to endure.

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Pennsylvania Transgender Women with Felony Past Fight Name Change Rules

Rules requiring people with felony convictions to wait two years after completing their sentence are meant to enhance public safety and thwart fraud attempts. But advocates say the transgender community simply wants the right to use names that match their identities.

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Pennsylvania Man Among Those Named to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Pennsylvania’s native Adrian Shanker was one of eight new appointees to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. 

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.  The Supreme Court will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court Rules on Philadelphia Case About Gay Adoptions

The case involves the city’s restrictions on a Catholic group that doesn’t support gay adoptions.

In this image from video, Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
See How Pennsylvania’s Congressional Members Have Voted on the Equality Act So Far

Democratic members of the US House of Representatives are calling on the US Senate to honor Pride Month by voting for the Equality Act.

Protesters gather in Harrisburg in May 2020. (Shutterstock Photo/Jelani Photography)
Every House Republican Blocks Bill that Would Have Struck ‘Homosexuality’ from PA Criminal Laws

Apparently, every Republican in the the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is fine with homosexuality being considered “obscene” and “deviate.”

Rachel Levine fist bumps Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at the end of her confirmation hearing before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
Senate Confirms Levine, Who is Now the Nation’s Highest Ranking Transgender Official

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a government position in the nation’s history.