There have been many celebrations during LGBTQ Pride Month in June, but it also is a time to highlight issues or challenges facing the LGBTQ community.
Earlier this month, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order to add sexual orientation and gender identity or expression as protected classes for state workers under the commonwealth’s sexual harassment policies.
The governor also called on the legislature to approve the Fairness Act that would add sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression to the provisions of state law that prohibit housing, employment, education, and public accommodations discrimination. That bill hasn’t made it through the Republican-controlled State Government committee for years.
On Wednesday’s Smart Talk, we’ll discuss these and other issues with Rafael Alvarez Febo, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs and Preston Heldibridle, Executive Director of the PA Youth Congress.
How to beat the heat and stay safe during the heat wave
Not only is it uncomfortable outside, but it can be dangerous for humans, as well as pets.
Three of the biggest dangers are Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. Older people could be especially vulnerable if they are in a space that isn’t air conditioned. Babies and pets should never be in a vehicle with windows up. The American Red Cross is offering tips to stay safe during this heat wave and the others that are sure to follow this summer. Remember, it’s only June.
Laura Burke, Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross appears on Wednesday’s Smart Talk with safety and beating the heat tips.