LGBTQ Equality Caucus announces changes for 2021-2 legislative session

(17 hours ago)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 – The Pennsylvania LGBTQ Equality Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral caucus made up of members of the General Assembly who advocate for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer residents, has organized for the 2021-22 legislative session, according to state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., a caucus co-chairman. The caucus was formed in 2011 by state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, to fend off attacks on and fight for the rights of LGBTQ people. Since that time, the General Assembly and the caucus have come to include three out members, including Sims, state Rep. Malcom Kenyatta, D-Phila., and first term state Rep. Jessica Benham, D-Allegheny. “We are off to a very robust start,” Sims said. “The issues and legislation prioritized by the LGBTQ caucus, most importantly LGBTQ equality, have been set aside for too long. But I want members of the LGBTQ community across the commonwealth to know that this caucus, at almost 70 members strong, is poised and ready to fight for the health, safety and well-being of all LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, now more than ever. As elected officials, we are here to represent all of the people of Pennsylvania and we’ll hold all of our colleagues to the same standard. I’m looking forward to the work that this bipartisan group can accomplish this session.” State Sen. Katie Muth, D-Montgomery/Chester/Berks, was elected as chairwoman of the caucus for the current term. She joins Read more

 

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LGBTQ Equality Caucus announces changes for 2021-2 legislative session
17 hours ago

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Dec 28, 2020

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Oct 27, 2020

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Oct 01, 2020

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Sep 21, 2020

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House Democrats in Pittsburgh announce $409K in education funding for Pittsburgh School District
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