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LGBTQ Equality

Bayard Rustin: A Pennsylvania-born Champion of Human Rights

As members of the Commonwealth, we are so proud of Bayard Rustin, the legendary Champion of Human Rights for ALL PEOPLE. Born in West Chester PA, Rustin served as the first executive director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, a thought leader in the civil rights movement, and As an openly gay Black man in the mid-20th century, Bayard Rustin never shied away from his authentic identity and his convictions. Read More

National Coming Out Day: LGBTQ Workers Face Discrimination At Work

Even when we’re under construction, we’ve got out our pride flag out and proud! Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. We at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO are proud to celebrate the LGBTQ members of our union family. Every single one of us has the right to be free from discrimination, and unions fight every day to make workplaces better and safer for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, sex, race, ethnicity, etc. Read More