Via press release:
Governor Tom Wolf today will sign an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, the only one in the nation.
“The creation of the commission on LGBTQ Affairs is one step of many we have taken to ensure obstacles are removed for anyone who is facing an unfair disadvantage based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s a step we took together with our stakeholder and advocacy groups and one that those involved asked for – a commission to help coordinate and drive statewide equality efforts.”
The 40-member commission will be led by executive director Todd Snovel. Most recently the Assistant Dean for Engagement and Inclusion at Lebanon Valley College where he led the team working with students in the co-curricular experience and initiated campus-wide efforts in equity, diversity, and inclusion, Snovel also teaches college-level courses on the studies of genders, sexualities, and identities.
Since day 1, I’ve fought for equality for LGBTQ PA’ians. I’m creating the PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs to build on our progress. All PA’ians deserve to live, work, love, and thrive in our commonwealth with an assuredness of support and safety. pic.twitter.com/yvVIG4Rgv4
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) August 6, 2018
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