Telling the Stories of How Lack of Discrimination Protections Affects LGBT People and their Families
Equality PA, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the Center for American Progress released a series of videos telling the stories of how the lack of discrimination protections in Pennsylvania affects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their families in Pennsylvania.
Multiple polls show that more than 80% of Pennsylvanians agree that all people, including gay and transgender people, should be protected from discrimination at work, in housing, and in business and government services. Despite this fact, a majority of Pennsylvanians are unaware that these protections don’t exist at the state or federal level.
The videos are used as part of a statewide campaign to educate Pennsylvanians about the PA Fairness Act, which would update the state’s laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity in current discrimination protections.