The New Jersey Senate Government Committee voted 3-2 Thursday to advance a bill that would prohibit publicly funded travel to states that enforce anti-LGBT laws.
Joseph Hill-Coles was born to a drug-addicted mother in Philadelphia and entered the foster-care system at the age of 3. Although he was adopted by a single mother when he was 10, he said he was an angry kid. He got kicked out of several schools before being arrested at 17.
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department today announced new expectations for nondiscrimination provisions in health-insurance policies, including protections for people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
A Montgomery County borough introduced an ordinance this week that would establish a human relations commission that recognizes 13 protected classes, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
Christian Fuscarino will be the new executive director of Garden State Equality, the statewide organization that advocates for LGBT equality. The organization announced his hiring April 18 at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton.
On Thursday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to issue executive orders that seek to close gaps created by the state legislature’s lack of action on LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination legislation.
Creating Change, the nation’s largest LGBT conference, is looking for four people from the Philadelphia region to serve as co-chairs of the event that’s heading to the city in January. The deadline to apply is April 11.