Governor’s Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

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Logo of the Governor's Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. The logo is in the shape of keystone with a pride rainbow swirl filling the keystone shape.

The purpose of the Commission is to gather information regarding LGBTQ Pennsylvanians’ experiences and needs; review, evaluate, and assess programs affecting them; provide the Governor with information and recommendations regarding how best to meet their needs; and provide information about programs and services that may be relevant to LGBTQ Pennsylvanians’ needs. The Commission and its Executive Director also serve as an extension of the Governor’s office in their respective communities and are responsible for communicating the priorities and accomplishments of the Governor and his Administration. This effort seeks to spread awareness and increase access to programs and services provided by the Commonwealth that benefit every-day Pennsylvanians. 

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Executive Director of the Commission

Ashleigh Strange (they/them)

Ashleigh Strange (they/them) is the executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Affairs effective March 2024.
In this position, Ashleigh engages with federal, state, and local agencies to promote effective utilization of government programs impacting LGBTQ Pennsylvanians and works with the Commission to educate the community on existing resources. They previously worked as Communications Director for Pennsylvania Stands Up and Make the Road Pennsylvania. They graduated in 2016 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. They serve as Board Chair on the PA Stands Up Institute board and Vice-Chair of the Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates Board. Ashleigh is from Fairbanks, Alaska. They currently reside in Allentown, Pennsylvania with their partner, Chloe, cat, Nike, and several failing plants.