Harrisburg Halloween History 1889 – Harrisburg Daily Independent

Harrisburg Halloween 1889

Thu, Oct 31, 1889 – Page 1 · Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Central Pennsylvania Pridefest aka Our Trip to Harrisburg for #AMPLIFY

Central PA Pridefest 2016

This past weekend, Ledcat and I took a road trip to the capital city to experience their pridefest. Overall, we found the festival to be pretty nice – the location is a riverfront park along a long winding, shady path. There were A LOT of vendors, most hyper local and engaged. The entertainment was at […]

The Lesbians Heading for the PA Progressive Summit in Harrisburg

Pittsburgh Snow Lesbians

Exiting weekend ahead as we pack up the Civic and head for our Commonwealth’s capitol for the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit. It is our first time to this event and we are looking forward to getting some face time with other progressives. It is also the first time we have a full-time in-house pet sitter staying […]

Pittsburgh Municipal Equality Index Score Increases for 2014

Municipal Equality Index

The 2014 HRC Municipal Equality Index has been released. Pittsburgh residents have gained significant benefit from the 2014 court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, but has only made slight actual gains in terms of municipal initiated efforts to address equality. Pittsburgh’s most noticeable ongoing weakness is evident in the “gender identity” indicators. The scoring […]

Equality PA Development Director Faces Fraud Charges

John Campbell

It is disappointing to read that the new Development Director of Equality PA, John Campbell, has been charged with two counts of fraud. Campbell allegedly stole more than $8,400 from a charity to pay for his personal medical and college expenses while he served as Executive Director of the Historic Harrisburg Association.  Campbell is on […]

Cloning Equality

Pittsburgh LGBT

If you could clone one element from another city you’ve visited — a building, a cultural institution, a common street food, etc. — and bring it back to your own hometown, what would it be? I actually put together an entire plan to do this – to study best practices in LGBTQ municipal equality via a […]

LGBTQ&A: Central PA Native Zack Ford Pushes Us to Think

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles. Zack is someone I met online before we met in real life at a conference. He’s from Harrisburg so we occasionally chatted […]

United Way in Harrisburg Will No Longer Fund Boy Scouts

This is interesting and perhaps a sign of things to come …  The United Way of the Capital Region says it will stop distributing funds to the Boy Scouts council for south-central Pennsylvania unless the group allows memberships for openly gay scouts. The charity’s board of directors on Friday voted not to renew its partnership […]