Voices of Pennsylvania

Don’t leave Huntingdon behind. How a lack of nondiscrimination protections hurts Pennsylvania’s economy
Anthony Bullett • Huntingdon Anthony cares deeply for his hometown, but he worries that towns like Huntingdon—and Pennsylvania’s economy—will lag behind until state law is modernized to protect hardworking gay and transgender people from discrimination.
A proud business owner explains how discrimination is bad for his bottom line
Thom Christian • Easton Thom Christian has lived in Easton his whole life. As a proud Pennsylvanian, Thom decided to take a risk in his late 30’s to open a small business in Emmaus, PA called Now and Then Books. That was 14 years ago, and today, Thom is proud to boast that all are welcome at his place of business.
This Army Veteran Wants Liberty for All
Matt Thebarge • Bloomsburg I want my service to this country to be defined by the establishment of liberty for all, not liberty for some.
State College Pastor Wants All People to be Respected
Rev. Mark Hayes • State College The Reverend Mark Hayes in a pastor in the Unitarian Universalist church and is committed to working actively to ensure that no one is discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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