Equality PA, Liberty City Democratic Club and the Capital Region Stonewall Democrats, as well as individuals such as Mark Segal, Adrian Shanker, Chris Dietz, and Michelle Kessler all endorsed Shapiro.
Segal is an author, activist and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News. Shanker is an LGBT Advocate and Chair of the Pennsylvania Democrats’ LGBT Caucus. Dietz is the Milliersburg Borough Council President and Kessler is the UFCW OUTreach International Chair.
“Josh has been an ally of the LGBT community since the very beginning of his public service,” said Segal. “I’m proud to add my name to the long list of LGBT leaders from around the state who support Josh’s campaign.”
“It’s critical that we have an Attorney General who will protect and fight for the rights of the LGBT community across our Commonwealth,” said Ben Allatt, Harrisburg City Councilman and chair of the Capital Region Stonewall Democrats. “In Josh Shapiro, we’re backing a true progressive leader who will fight for a more just, inclusive and equal Pennsylvania.”
“I’ve spent my career protecting the rights of all Pennsylvanians, especially the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of our communities and Commonwealth and am proud to have Equality PA’s support in this campaign,” Shapiro responded. “As Attorney General, I’ll continue to protect the LGBT community and uphold the rights of all Pennsylvanians.
Shapiro will face off against Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala and Northampton County DA John Morganelli in the April 26th primary.