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NW PA Pride New Board & Officers


NW PA Pride Alliance is delighted to welcome our 2015 board members. Our newest board members are Kathy Czarnecki-Smith, Finu J Lukose, and Michael Mooney. They join continuing board members Diana Ames, Season Crannell, Chris Dye, Kelly Kidd, Michael Mahler, Melanie Shubitowski, Alex Sphon, and Daniel Thomas. Officers are Michael Mahler (President), Season Crannell (Vice President), Finu Lukose (Secretary) and Alex Sphon.

Supreme Court Will Hear Four Cases Challenging Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

NEW YORK - January 16, 2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court granted review of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld bans in four states on the freedom to marry and recognition of marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states. The Court granted review of petitions from all four states – Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Today's announcement sets the stage for final resolution of the debate about marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide.


4th Annual PA Youth Action Conference

The fourth annual Youth Action Conference, Pennsylvania's largest LGBTQ youth conference, will be held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA from February 26th to March 1st. The 2015 YAC is dedicated to "Cultivating New Possibilities for Rural LGBTQ Youth." This conference will focus on pressing issues facing young rural Pennsylvanians, and toward the empowerment of a generation of rural LGBTQ youth leaders in our state.

Wedding officiant directory


Authorized wedding officiants in the region who perform services for same-sex couples, we want to list you in our officiant directory! If you wish to be listed, please contact us not later than Feb 15. Info and responses: [email protected] Phone: (814)456-9833

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With LGBT Rights Under Attack Abroad, New Casey-Backed Bill Would Make Discrimination and Violence Against LGBT Communit
New Va. Delegate Fights Modern Massive Resistance Movement to LGBT Equality
GLSEN Statement on the Reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey
Post Marriage... Campaign to Highlight Need to Update State Nondiscrimination Laws
Chile: Historic decision Civil Unions, a step forward on LGBTI Rights
Republican-Appointed Alabama Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban in Second Consecutive Ruling
9 out of 10 Transgender Employees in America Experience Discrimination in the Workplace
Decision Overturning Alabama's Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Victory for Families, Children of Same-Sex Couples
HRC Highlights Pennsylvania's LGBT Protections, Laws and Legislative Proposals in Inaugural National Report
President Obama Extols Progress Toward the Freedom to Marry Nationwide in State of the Union
History in the Making: SCOTUS to Decide on Marriage Once and for All
Marriage Equality Cases Headed to US Supreme Court

Gov Wolf appoints transgender woman as PA Physician General
Supreme Court Will Hear Four Cases Challenging Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
Sen. Bob Casey Backs DOMA Repeal to Ensure Rights of All Married Couples
Palm Center Calls on President Obama to Address Transgender Military Ban in State of the Union
Federal Judge Orders Michigan to Respect Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples
Rep. Brian Sims sets priorities for second term in Pa. House
Federal Judge Strikes Down South Dakota Marriage Ban

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February, 2015 Print Edition now out!

February, 2015 issue

Issue #231 of the print edition of Erie Gay News is out as of Tuesday, January 20, 2015! You can pick it up at several locations. You can also read the articles here.

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