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Reminder – we are publishing our Political Q&A series for the 2024 Primary Election. We’ve heard from seven candidates to date. Waiting for others to request a Q&A by emailing pghlesbian@gmail.com Obviously, the Presidency is literally at the top of ballot, but don’t dismiss the many other critical elections. We invite candidates from all races […]

2024 Political Q&A with Emily Kinkead: What You Need to Know About This Incumbent Candidate for PA House District 20

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About The Candidate Name: Emily Kinkead Pronouns: she/her Office Sought: PA House District 20 How do you describe your identity? I identify a cis/het, white woman. A passionately pro-choice Pittsburgher committed to progressive policies and building a government that serves everyone. Tell us about your district. What is something you’ve learned about your district since […]

Political Q&A with Ashley Comans: What You Need to Know About This Candidate for PA House District 34

Leading our community through an unprecedented pandemic, has proven the possibilities of what our public schools can do while also shining a light on the much needed investments that we must see come from our state. Our communities cannot continue to rely on property taxes to fund our schools. Serving on the school board has […]

2024 Political Q&A with Lindsay Powell: What You Need to Know About This Incumbent Candidate for PA House District 21

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I believe this (General Assembly) class is able to bring their full selves to these roles; both their professional and lived experiences to their decision making and community building. I am grateful that we are able to be specific and meaningful in our actions. I’m proud of initiatives like the Black Material Health Caucus, which […]

2024 Political Q&A with Eugene DePasquale: What You Need to Know About This Candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General

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One of the first bills I co-sponsored as a legislator was HB 300 and the fair workplace legislation. As Auditor General I supported and promoted people from the LGBTQ community including the first member of that community to serve as Budget Director for the Auditor General. My 2020 congressional campaign manager is part of the […]

2024 Political Q&A with Arvind Venkat: What You Need to Know About This Incumbent Candidate for PA House District 30

I believe this diversity both reflects the strength of Pennsylvania and the opportunity to reflect our changing population in our policies. One example is recognizing Diwali – the Hindu Festival of Lights – under state law. That  is something that is very important to my culture and community, yet would never have been considered without […]

2024 Political Q&A with Makenzie White: What You Need to Know About This Candidate for PA Senate District 45

Meet the Candidate This is the first post of our 2024 primary election season series ‘Political Q&A’ with progressive candidates throughout Pennsylvania. Candidates can be anywhere in Pennsylvania running for any level of office. Please note that these are not necessarily endorsements, more of an opportunity for candidates to connect with the LGBTQ community, progressives […]

Election Outcomes Primary 2023

I am so pleased and/or relieved by the outcomes of the Pennsylvania Primary in Allegheny County. Note: It feels silly to congratulate candidates on winning a campaign or running a good campaign. I want to congratulate the residents of Allegheny County for not only a win, but a massive shift toward better models of government. […]

Q&A with Weldianne Scales, Candidate for Magistrate District Judge 05-2-08

The biggest challenge of getting real justice for LGBTQ+ community members is to have judges who are culturally competent and lack bigotry. Judges need to use proper names and pronouns, of course, but judges also need to understand, and to be willing to understand, the particular problems and needs of members of this community, and […]

Q&A with Bobby Wilson, Candidate for City Council, District 1

I’m proud to have passed three bills that, while they are primarily aimed at protecting reproductive freedom, they also have significant implications for the LGBTQ community. Historically, LGBTQ individuals have faced barriers to accessing healthcare, including reproductive healthcare. The overturning of Roe v. Wade and other related decisions by the Supreme Court not only impacts […]