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AGs file amicus brief

Beyond the Carolinas

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in support of a transgender student named Drew Adams, who is suing the St. Johns County School Board for discrimination.

LGBT History Month — October 22: Rachel Levine

Transgender Secretary of Health

Rachel Levine, M.D., is the Secretary of Health for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. She is the first transgender cabinet officer in Pennsylvania history and one of the highest-ranking transgender public officials in the United States.

An unlikely advocate for gay rights emerges

LGBT History Month: America’s First Equality Governor

In April of 1975, a groundbreaking event occurred in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights. In Pennsylvania, a state not generally known for liberal politics, a courageous and progressive governor, Milton J. Shapp, signed an executive order that banned discrimination in state government.