Friday, June 4, 2010

Pride Rally to Highlight Gap in LGBT Protections

A rally set for this evening on the steps of the City County Building in downtown Pittsburgh will feature speakers, signs and flags in support of equal rights for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Gary Van Horn heads the Delta Foundation and says while Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have come a long way in barring discrimination based on sexual orientation, the rest of the state has yet to pass protective laws. Specifically, Van Horn says they want inclusion in hate crimes laws and the barring of housing and employment discrimination; in Pennsylvania a person can still be evicted or fired based on their sexual orientation. He says the rally is for everyone and goes from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. at 414 Grant Sreet.

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