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Pennsylvania

Not all stories are stories that can be told. Despite the many LGBT individuals experiencing discrimination in the state of Pennsylvania, none felt comfortable sharing their identity for this project. Sometimes stories of discrimination are too overwhelming for the person or family to recount, as doing so could jeopardize their security, safety, and standing in their community.

Laws

Pennsylvania is one of 31 states in this country that doesn't fully protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

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Pennsylvania has passed 2 laws that actively harm LGBT people.

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In Pennsylvania, LGBT people ...

  • Can be fired or denied a promotion

  • Can be evicted from their homes or denied housing

  • Can be denied service at public establishments, denied medical treatment, or even kicked out of restaurants or businesses

Pennsylvania

12.8 Million

Pennsylvania’s total population

363k

363,939

Total LGBT population

30% Of LGBT population raising children

27%

Of LGBT population raising children

Explore the map for LGBT stories & facts from each of the 31 discriminatory states.

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