Known for appealing to everyone from everywhere, New Hope Celebrates (NHC) will present a week of events and activities May 11-19 to commemorate LGBT Pride in New Hope, Pennsylvania (Bucks County) and Lambertville, New Jersey. The week-long mixture of history, fact, frolic, and fun is having its tenth-year anniversary and has become an area tradition.
For my readers nationwide, this may not be of interest to you since it’s a local political story. On the other hand, it might serve to point out issues that all of our communities endure as we grow and find differences – and, more importantly, the way we deal with them. Hopefully we can agree to disagree.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who has faced mounting pressure in recent days to join the rapidly growing number of marriage-equality supporters, announced today that he now is in favor of the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act — and full marriage rights for same-sex couples.
On February 13, the Pennsylvania legislature's LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership for the new session. The Caucus stands at 58 members, a doubling in membership from last year. In 2011, Equality Pennsylvania was a driving force in founding and launching the LGBT Equality Caucus. To coincide with the first meeting of the Caucus, Equality Pennsylvania also released a new poll showing significant statewide support for LGBT civil rights.
On December 1, Pennsylvania Representative Mike Fleck (R-81st District) faced the world as an openly gay man. He took the first step in the journey of living an authentic life. As Pennsylvania’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political advocacy organization, Equality Pennsylvania salutes his honesty and integrity in making this important move. We know this to be a deeply personal moment for any gay person, and we first off want to recognize his absolute need to work through this transition with his family, close associates and friends.
Harrisburg - Equality Pennsylvania is proud to announce its support of the Boycott Amway campaign, coordinated by Rights Equal Rights. On August 3, 2012 Rights Equal Rights launched a global boycott of Amway/Alticor and all its divisions and family owned businesses because of its President and company owner Doug DeVos’ $500,000 contribution to the National Organization (NOM) for Marriage. This contribution recently came to light from the federal IRS 990 tax filing of the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation.
Just got off the phone with a woman we’ll call Dina. She told me she and her partner of 30 years are looking at the real possibility of being homeless. Both she and her partner have worked all these years but never made enough to save for retirement. Both worked caring for those in shelters and hospices but, now that they are in need of the very care they provided, where do they turn? Has society left them behind? And, as a lesbian couple, who would accept them?
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