PEP presents news and commentary about the fight for equality in Pennsylvania. Our commitment to the lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community transcends marriage, and includes ending legal discrimination against all people, though particularly LGBTQ people, for public accommodations at the local and state level.
PEP is committed to working with legislators to end the largely discredited "ex-gay conversion therapy." To accomplish these goals, we use social media such as this website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other media as needed.
PEP Equality Award
The PEP/ME4PA Equality Award is given to those distinguished people in Pennsylvania who have fought on behalf of the LGBT community to win equality rights for all Pennsylvanians. We designated these people since 2013 with a certificate of recognition and a place of honor on this page. Each of these people have spoken out to move our cause forward. They have acted against those who tried to prevent full equality from becoming law in Pennsylvania. It is for these people that his award is presented.
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PEP/ME4PA Equality Award Winners
Equality Award Winners
Upper left: D. Bruce Hanes, Clerk of Orphans Court, Montgomery County PA
Upper center: Michael Kenton Mahler, Editor, Erie Gay News
Upper right: Paula Johnston, SWPA ME4PA Region Leader
Center left: Mayor John Fetterman, Braddock, PA
Center: Representative Brian Sims, Philadelphia, PA
Center right: Rusty Doll, Founder Change Philly Today, Philadelphia, PA
Lower left: Senator Daylin Leach, King of Prussia, PA
Pennsylvania Equality Project Leadership Team
David E. Moore 0 President
Jennifer Rahal-Moore 0 Vice President
Kraig Kelly 0 Military Affairs Liaison
Mechelle Marafon 0 Board Member
Kyle Loewy 0 Board Member
Paula Johnston 0 Board Member
Joshua Szczesny 0 Board Member
Nahtanha Klingensmith 0 Board Member