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I often look around me and feel so incredibly blessed and grateful for my life. This hasn’t always been the case, but life has just gotten better and better and I’m so lucky to lead the … more
LGBT people have experienced unprecedented attacks by the Trump administration, coupled with efforts by states to advance religious exemptions laws and draconian legislation targeting transgender … more
If you drive past the corner of 3rd & Hamilton Streets, you’ll see GLO - Harrisburg’s first community center by and for men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans women of color ages … more
Author’s note: I published this essay in 2001 when I was invited to serve as Guest Editor of Experimental Forest, a regional literary journal. I called the edition Queer Health. Seems like the … more
This is the fourth and last in a series of stories of my incredible and innovative journey beyond PTSD/sexual assault. It will hopefully open up important dialogues about PTSD/sexual assault in all … more
NO BS Facebook comments on Jan-Feb 2020 Publisher’s Note by Frank Pizzoli entitled Wishing our community was organic as my vegetables Nicely written. – Russ Boggs Nice! - Bill … more
One of my favorite movies is “Some Like It Hot,” starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.It’s one of those old-time 1950s screwball comedies. At one point, Marilyn … more
The health and well-being of our LGBTQ community depends on us all telling our stories. It is important the new generation understands the past. It is important the mature generation never … more
As an LGBTQ movement in southcentral Pennsylvania, our struggle with inclusiveness is to some extent about how we understand justice and injustice in ways that incorporate the experiences of many … more
Finding love is a big concern for trans people, and it’s not without its validation. A trans guy told me that when he came out to his mom, his mom said, “Who’s going to love … more
“Normal people, not lobbyists, influence legislature - real people,” state Rep. Patty Kim (Harrisburg, 3rd District) told The Central Voice on Oct. 26 at a Gay-Straight Alliance … more
  Pence and Trump are heading to Pennsylvania to try and stop the bleeding. In 2018, their handpicked candidates for Governor and Senate lost by almost historic margins due to suburban … more
Like me, I'm sure you're beginning to think about the holidays. The Hallmark Channel and Lifetime are already running holiday romance movies 24/7. This year, not only do they have holiday movies for … more
Look at how resilient we are. Look how strong. Look at all we’ve gone through and we’re still here. Every single trans person I know has been through traumatic experiences. Family … more
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission (PBA JEC) has issued its ratings of two Superior Court of Pennsylvania judges and two Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania judges who are … more
The gay part of impeachment...There isn’t one, that we know of. Those being investigated during Trump’s impeachment inquiry are not LGBTQ, as far as we know, and most are one-man, … more
Editor’s note: Besides members of the LGBTQ community wondering when Pennsylvania will join the 21stCentury and, finally, pass basic civil rights protections, our allies also wonder. Read what … more
Leave it to science and rational thinking to ruin a popular sexual taboo. The “bareback” label for sex without a condom has faded in the age of pre-exposure prophylaxis … more
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