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History Project Launches in State Capitol


The LGBT Center of Central PA will be one of the collaborative partners for The Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania, a traveling history exhibit that chronicles the efforts that activists have undertaken in Pennsylvania to achieve full equality for LGBTQ+ people.

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, a turning point in our LGBTQ+ movement for liberation led by trans women of color," said Amanda Arbour, executive director of LGBT Center of Central PA. Arbour said in honor of this milestone the local center will be a partner in the exhibit.

"With the lack of success in passing statewide non-discrimination protections, activists have been working for more than five decades to obtain these protections one battle at a time, one municipality at a time," Arbour said. "The exhibit uses case studies of Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Allentown, and Montgomery County to highlight not just the political struggles, but the personal stories as well.”