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Middletown ordinance on discrimination finally nearing council vote

Over two years in the making, a proposed ordinance aimed at protecting Middletown residents from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and gender identity has been approved …

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Advocates challenge Eastern Lancaster Co. School trans policy

More than a dozen advocates appeared at the Aug. 12 school board meeting at Eastern Lancaster County School District to challenge a policy that would separate students by biological sex in bathrooms …

Ultimately deletes post, apologizes

Alabama Mayor calls for killing LGBTQ people in Facebook post

An Alabama mayor has posted comments on Facebook about killing LGBTQ people, then tried to deny the post was his, but finally admitted it. Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers posted a graphic that …

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Another incredible Central PA Pride Festival

With an estimated attendance of 7,000, Central PA Pride Festival held its second event in Soldiers and Sailors Mall on the grounds of the PA State Capitol July 27.

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Understanding our allies

Some people are allies to the LGBTQ+ community based on a personal experience. Like a gay family member or loved one. Others are allies because they believe love is universal, identity is uniquely …

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Daughter of Holocaust survivors educates others

“My work involves engaging people in the lessons learned from the Holocaust,” Lillian Rappaport, 68, tells Central Voice. She is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Polish Jews sent …

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US Supreme Court hears LGBT employment discrimination cases

Editor's note: This story is in Sept-Oct print edition of The Central Voice but it’s heating up in media coverage so want to get story out there. Lopez is a Lancaster-based attorney. She will …

ALLY IN THE ACADEMY

How natural is ‘Natural Law?’

First, some good news. This spring the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to the transgender bathroom policy approved in 2018 by the Boyertown Area School District, leaving students …

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Maryland: next to teach LGBT history in schools

Maryland schools are about to get a lot queerer. The Old Line State plans to roll out lessons on the movement for LGBTQ+ equality in its history curricula for K-12 classrooms. According to …

Will PA pass LGBT civil rights?

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta brings optimism, pragmatism to job

“I bring endless optimism mixed with lots of pragmatism to my job as a legislator,” State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta tells The Central Voice. Openly-gay Kenyatta is a North Philadelphia …

Lambda Legal to feds

Health care discrimination against LGBT people is illegal

Lambda Legal submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services objecting to a proposed rule change that seeks to roll back the protections under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) …