Wolf signs executive order to create LGBTQ commission — first in the nation

Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 6:40 pm
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order, creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs — the first in the nation.

In a statement, Wolf said the commission was created to remove obstacles for anyone facing an unfair disadvantage based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. The governor said the new office will help coordinate and drive statewide equality efforts.

Todd Snovell, the commission's executive director, will lead the 40-member team. He most recently served as the assistant dean for engagement and inclusion at Lebanon Valley College. Snovell also teaches college courses on genders, sexualities and identities.