Mission & Vision


Keystone Equality advances civil rights for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians through powering change within our communities and across local, state, and federal government. We do this through voter mobilization, electoral advocacy, and political organizing.

Keystone Equality Vision Statement

Pennsylvania is a strong state. Our LGBTQ communities are vibrant, diverse, and resilient. We are united in our efforts to advance LGBTQ inclusion throughout our commonwealth.

We believe there is nothing for us without us. Together, we are Pennsylvanians coming together because of our shared values and mission towards creating a more inclusive state.

The primary purpose of Keystone Equality is to formally coordinate advocacy efforts for LGBTQ inclusion statewide through community building and advocacy within local, state, and federal government. We do this through voter mobilization, electoral advocacy, and political organizing.

As a beloved community LGBTQ people, we are allies and accomplices in supporting each other. We uplift each other for the good work we each do.

We embrace all identities and experiences within our LGBTQ communities as we fight racism, ableism, cissexism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism, economic injustice, and other forms of oppression.

We support LGBTQ communities doing the work on the ground. We are building communities. We are advancing LGBTQ inclusion in our regions. We are fighting for a better Pennsylvania for all LGBTQ people.

Many of our most vulnerable are hurting and suffering, particularly trans and queer people of color, LGBTQ people with disabilities, LGBTQ elders, LGBTQ young people, and rural LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. We are united in our efforts locally and statewide to fight for all to live safely and with dignity within our commonwealth. We embrace the value that those most marginalized and impacted by an issue are centered in the advocacy and community building affecting their lives.

We know our local regions and our state. We know how to be successful. We will only accomplish our goals when it is done through the mobilization and empowerment of Pennsylvanians ourselves.

We value collaboration when it is accountable, transparent, and real, both with each other and outside partners. 

We call on ourselves as Pennsylvania-based leadership to be the empowered network leading Pennsylvania forward on our own terms.

We can and will succeed as Pennsylvanians; by Pennsylvanians, and for Pennsylvanians.

We are Keystone Equality, and we are in this together.