Stories tagged: "LGBTQ rights"


The Schuylkill Valley Panthers play the Boiling Springs Bubblers in the District 3 Class 2A championship at Hersheypark Stadium in 2017. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Jeremy Drey)
GOP-Majority House Passes Bill Restricting Trans Women From Playing School Sports

The GOP-led House passed legislation that would prohibit trans women from playing school sports in Pennsylvania.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Make Name Change Process More Equitable for Transgender Pennsylvanians

State lawmakers introduced a package of six bills that would make it easier, safer, and more affordable for transgender people to change their names.

The Schuylkill Valley Panthers play the Boiling Springs Bubblers in the District 3 Class 2A championship at Hersheypark Stadium in 2017. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Jeremy Drey)
House Republicans Are Trying to Keep Trans Women Out of School Sports

The GOP-majority House Education Committee advanced a bill that would prohibit trans women from playing school sports in Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Rachel Levine Named to USA Today’s Women of the Year List

The nation’s highest ranking transgender official joins an esteemed list of honorees, including the vice president.

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Not Worthy of Equal Protection: Chambersburg Repeals LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

The GOP-led Chambersburg Borough Council recently repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that offered protections to the LGBTQ community.

Pennsylvania's Lia Thomas is shown during the playing of the national anthem before a swim meet, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Philadelphia. The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees. NCAA rules on transgender athletes returned to the forefront when Penn swimmer Lia Thomas started smashing records this year.(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Penn Pledges to Work With NCAA, Support Transgender Swimmer

Lia Thomas competed on the men's team her first three years at Penn, but after transitioning she moved to the women's team.

Gov. Tom Wolf and state Reps. Jessica Benham (at podium), Dan Frankel, Malcolm Kenyatta, and Brian Sims speak at a news conference to unveil the Pennsylvania Fairness Act in June. The bill, which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ communities, has been sitting in committee for months. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
GOP Lawmakers Failed Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ Communities Again in 2021

Republicans could have stepped up this year to prevent LGBTQ discrimination and remove stigmatizing language in the PA criminal code. They chose not to.