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The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs' role is to advise the Governor and state agencies regarding policies, programs, and legislation that impact LGBTQ communities and to serve as a resourceful intermediary between LGBTQ communities and government

10/02/2023
10/02/2023

Today, an important LGBTQ voice was silenced, and our community is diminished by the loss. Philadelphia journalist Josh Kruger was killed in his home early this morning. He spoke up not only for LGBTQ people, but for people living in homelessness and others whose voices are often excluded from public discourse. His provocative and engaging pieces that helped us reconceive LGBTQ advocacy, will be sorely missed. We must honor his legacy by continuing these important conversations in every forum.

09/22/2023
09/22/2023

On September 18th, the Governor’s Advisory Commission executive directors joined the Department of Human Services and other agencies to recognize Su***de Prevention Awareness Day at the Capitol. They offered mental health resources and shared information about each of their communities.

Governor Shapiro is committed to ensuring access to mental health services in Pennsylvania. His budget calls for $20 million to increase base funding for counties to provide critical mental health services and address deepening workforce shortages.

09/22/2023

The Shapiro administration said prompts on the computer screens in driver's license centers will take the user to a template to register to vote.

07/20/2023

Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law Friday that bans most abortions in the state as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

07/12/2023
07/12/2023
06/27/2023

20 years ago yesterday the Supreme Court decided Lawrence v. Texas, a case that barred criminalization of same-s*x relationships. As a first-year law student, I helped work on an amicus brief professors and outside counsel would file in Lawrence. The work I did was minimal and low-level, but marked the beginning of my advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

Whether suing Donald Rumsfeld over on-campus recruiting and the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, fighting for marriage equality, fighting for gender-affirming care through Medicaid, or working with the state bar to rid Pennsylvania of the odious “panic” defenses, I have often returned in my mind to June 26, 2003, when I am in the thick of it. We have accomplished so much since then.

As I reflect on my 20th anniversary in advocacy for the LGBTQ community, I am buoyed by how quickly we have advanced, while always remembering that it has not been quick enough for too many who have borne the heavy burden of societal bigotry. Here’s to the next twenty years of this work that is my highest privilege.

- Henry Sias, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

On June 6, Governor Shapiro signed executive orders reestablishing the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, as well...
06/07/2023

On June 6, Governor Shapiro signed executive orders reestablishing the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, as well as the Commissions on African American Affairs, Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs, Latino Affairs, and Women — and establishing the new Commission on Next Generation Engagement.

Our Advisory commissions help ensure that all communities have a seat at the table of progress.

I'm proud to reestablish five commissions and establish a new commission focused on the next generation.

Our Commission Executive Directors are dedicated public servants ready to improve our Commonwealth and ensure that all Pennsylvanians see themselves reflected in state government.

I’m proud to appoint them and I’m optimistic about the work they will do.

06/06/2023

Every Pennsylvanian deserves equal protection under the law — no matter what you look like, where you come from, who you love, or who you do or do not pray to.

That’s how we protect real freedom in Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈

06/06/2023

That’s why, in my first budget, I am calling for a significant down payment in mental health support to serve the needs of all Pennsylvanians, but especially our kids. Simply put, Pennsylvania need…

06/01/2023
05/10/2023

Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders, like depression and anxiety, are more common in women, and certain disorders like perinatal depression are unique to women. This brochure contains an overview of five things that everyone should know about depression in women. https://go.usa.gov/xH7cp.

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-shapiro-signs-the-first-bill-of-his-administration-landmark-bipartisan-leg...
05/02/2023

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-shapiro-signs-the-first-bill-of-his-administration-landmark-bipartisan-legislation-to-provide-breast-cancer-screenings-for-free-in-pennsylvania/

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed the first bill of his Administration – Act 1 of 2023, a first-of-its-kind law in the nation that will require insurers to cover preventive breast and ovarian cancer screenings for high-risk women at no cost. This landmark legislation, introd...

01/03/2023
Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have serv...
12/21/2022

Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country through the military, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking statewide nominations for its seventh Female Veterans Day Ceremony as part of Women’s History Month in March 2023.

Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country through the military, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking statewide nominations for its seventh Female Veterans Day Ceremony as part of Women’s .....

12/19/2022

Frances and I wish a happy Hanukkah to all Pennsylvanians celebrating the festival of lights.

May this season be filled with love and light.

12/12/2022

If you need health coverage by the New Year, December 15 is the deadline! Get high-quality coverage with low monthly premiums today at pennie.com!

On World AIDS Day, Dr. Katharine Dalke, PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, joined Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) P...
12/01/2022

On World AIDS Day, Dr. Katharine Dalke, PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, joined Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) Policy Director Katie Merritt and Hamilton Health Center representatives to highlight the importance of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, medication for HIV prevention, and to detail insurance coverage of the drugs under the Affordable Care Act.

To end the HIV epidemic in Pennsylvania and the United States, we need to work together to increase awareness, reduce stigma, and improve access to live-saving medications like PrEP, said Dr. Katharine Dalke. Thankfully, PrEP is covered by insurance in our state and is accessible to patients who need it.



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Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local leaders to highlight a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (R...
11/29/2022

Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local leaders to highlight a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant awarded to the William Way LGBT Community Center for phase two of its major renovation project. The funds, awarded last fall, will be used for upgrades and renovations to the rear two-thirds of the building​, which have fallen into disrepair.

Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local leaders to highlight a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant awarded to the William Way LGBT Community Center for phase two of its major renovation project. The funds, awarded last fall, will be used for upgrades and renovations t...

11/22/2022

This time of year can be stressful for many Pennsylvanians.

Remember, you're not alone and help is available if you need it.

11/16/2022

It's up to all of us to stand up to hate.

On , I'm calling on all Pennsylvanians to speak up for one another.

To call out bigotry when it happens in your community.

To be an ally to your neighbors.

If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, report it to PHRC Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission or call (717) 787-4410.

11/11/2022

Today we honor and thank veterans in Pennsylvania and nationwide for their service.

Thank you for the sacrifices you've made to keep us safe.

11/08/2022

Good morning, PA! Welcome to . Polls are open from 7 am–8 pm. Remember, if you are in line by 8 pm, you can vote.

Find your polling place: vote.pa.gov/polls
Return your voted mail ballot: vote.pa.gov/ReturnBallot


Hoy es el . Las urnas están abiertas de 7 a.m. a 8 p.m.
Si está en la fila antes de las 8 p.m., puede votar.

Encuentre su centro de votación: vote.pa.gov/polls
Devuelva su papeleta de voto por correo antes de las 8 p.m.: vote.pa.gov/ReturnBallot

今天是 #選舉日( )
可在下列網址找到所在地的投票站:vote.pa.gov/Polls
瞭解如何親自投票:vote.pa.gov/AtThePolls
在晚上8點之前寄回您投好票的郵寄選票:vote.pa.gov/ReturnBallot
投票時間為上午7點至晚上8點。
只要您在晚上8點前排隊,就可以投票。

11/07/2022

TOMORROW is Election Day. Are you ready?

📨 If you still have your mail ballot, complete and hand-deliver it to a drop off location: vote.pa.gov/returnballot.

🗳 If you plan to vote at the polls tomorrow, make a plan: vote.pa.gov/atthepolls.

11/07/2022

Reminder as we head into tomorrow — Pennsylvania's official source for voter information and services is vote.pa.gov.

Official commonwealth accounts to follow for election updates:

☑️ PA Department of State
☑️ Governor Tom Wolf
☑️ Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

10/31/2022
Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians of the 2023 Open Enrollment Period that begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November...
10/31/2022

Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians of the 2023 Open Enrollment Period that begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, through Pennie, the commonwealth’s official online health insurance marketplace!

Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians of the 2023 Open Enrollment Period that begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, through Pennie, the commonwealth’s official online health insurance marketplace. Pennsylvanians can apply, compare plans, and enroll in high-quality health coverage all in on...

Take the 2022 US Trans survey and please share this link. Data collection is critical in making policy.
10/19/2022

Take the 2022 US Trans survey and please share this link. Data collection is critical in making policy.

The USTS documents the lives and experiences of trans and nonbinary people ages 16+ in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

10/11/2022

Happy National Coming Out Day Pennsylvania! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

Today the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs joined Governor Wolf's advisory commissions to discuss the importance of registeri...
09/13/2022

Today the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs joined Governor Wolf's advisory commissions to discuss the importance of registering to vote and indeed voting. This November's election will determine the future of Pennsylvania, don't let your voice go unheard.

Today members of our commission and other community stakeholders provided testimonials to the Pennsylvania Human Relatio...
09/08/2022

Today members of our commission and other community stakeholders provided testimonials to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in support of their regulation change that will expand the term "s*x" to include s*xual orientation and gender identity in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. This step is a major change that will help LGBTQ Pennsylvanians facing discrimination in housing, the workplace and public accommodations.

Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Protect LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians from Conversion Therapy"Conversion therapy is a traum...
08/16/2022

Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Protect LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians from Conversion Therapy

"Conversion therapy is a traumatic practice based on junk science that actively harms the people it supposedly seeks to treat," said Gov. Wolf. "This discriminatory practice is widely rejected by medical and scientific professionals and has been proven to lead to worse mental health outcomes for LGBTQIA+ youth subjected to it. This is about keeping our children safe from bullying and extreme practices that harm them."

Governor Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2022-2 to protect Pennsylvanians from conversion therapy. "Conversion therapy is a traumatic practice based on junk science that actively harms the people it supposedly seeks to treat," said Gov. Wolf. "This discriminatory practice is widely rejected....

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