The week of February 6-11, 2011 will highlight a series of advocacy events designed to draw attention to equality issues.
At a press conference scheduled for Feb. 14 in the lobby of the State Capital in
, two bills will be introduced: Pa’s Marriage Equality Bill by Sen. Daylin Leach and Pa’s Civil Union Bill by Rep. Mark Cohen. Then meetings will be scheduled with legislators, concerned citizens and LGBT-rights advocates throughout the day, followed by a Marriage Equality Rally at the Dauphin County Court House in Harrisburg . Harrisburg
Interfaith breakfasts in support of marriage equality will be held in
Philadelphiaon Feb. 9 and on Feb. 11. In Harrisburg a same-sex marriage celebration will take place Feb. 12. Performances and drag shows will be held across the state. In Allentown Harrisburga reading of The Laramie Project (which deals with the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay student Matthew Shepard in ) will be performed at the Rose Lehman Theatre-Harrisburg Area Community College on Feb. 17 and 18. Laramie, Wyoming
This is from the Keystone Alliance/Gaylife Newsletter which credits OutOnline, but I can't find the original source material.
Two other pieces of equality legislation are in the wings: expansion of hate crimes protections and expansion of anti-discrimination protections. Personally, I think those are the better first steps, but it will be interesting to see what happens with a civil unions bill in a Republican controlled state.