Gay-friendly small businesses in NEPA, I want you

I got the packets of information from my field organizer of Equality Pennsylvania to canvass small biz owners that just want good business here in “The Diamond City” and surrounding areas.

We in Northeast Pennsylvania don’t often talk about it…and it’s really dismal. Other states and municipalities are in support of genuine love by adopting really sexy non-discrimination protections, so why can’t we?

No fear, the road to non-discrimination is happening, firefly!

But your support is needed.

Being raised here in Pennsylvania, I adore the trees, countryside escapes and diverse foods from various lands across the sea. The one thing I don’t like is how people can be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity in my home state.

Sixteen states and Washington, DC – including every state in the Northeast – have enacted policies to end discrimination against LGBT people. But Pennsylvania is trailing our neighbors with no statewide law.

– EqualityPA.org

To be honest, I kinda feel ugly calling PA my home state because no true home of mine would allow such discrimination but it does currently, and I and other advocates from Equality Pennsylvania are here to change this by urging amazing people to support Pennsylvania Non-discrimination Act (HB300 / SB300) and so it is with great honor to be looking for local small businesses that believe in equality! 

Starting April 17, 2014, I will be meeting, chatting, listening and volunteering my time to network with small biz owners that want to help support LGBT individuals by signing on their support for a statewide law that protects LGBT people from discrimination at work and in our communities.

Additionally I will be publishing a LGBT friendly resource list of these small businesses that commit to creating an inclusive and safe space for any person regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. The list will be on here as well as on Foursquare in order to showcase small biz love that’s in support of non-discrimination, but also encourage positive social media lovins.

Know as a business owner, you don’t have to take part in my blog/Foursquare list if you don’t want to, and this directory is completely independent and not affiliated with Equality PA. (I just know how hard it is to get your business known online so I want to help you out with social media exposure.)  But I really encourage you to sign the “Small Business Support Letter” from Equality PA which you will get when we meet one-on-one. Contact me today to get started and make some history! It will be super easy and one way to let your customers and clients know you do good business.

As a good host, I take pride in my clients, friends and family to feel welcomed in my home. Knowing it is safe and secure away from fear, evil and bigotry. I honestly want you to feel love when you are around me. And with all the feedback so far, I think I nail it perfectly with getting you to feel authentic love.

(If not, then we need to be friends and help each other out.)

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