About


Diane Varner

Who we are

I started Gay Friendly Pennsylvania when discussions about religious freedom and our community started to carry weight after the 2017 presidential election. While we want to honor religious and spiritual practice, we must realize nobody should be denied goods and services based on who they are.

I realized we can support oraganizations like HRC, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal in the broader legal battles while flipping the script closer to home by supporting businesses who willingly and joyfully open their doors to our community.

Our mission is simple: we seek to provide high quality information about gay-friendly and gay-owned companies to enhance the LGBTQ community in Pennsylvania. We do this by providing information about these businesses, their stories, and other important news affecting our community.

We believe everyone should have access to what they need to live happy, fulfilled lives.

How can you help? Search our directory to find something you need. Didn’t find what you need, add a business! It’s just that simple! Want to learn more? Check out the HRC’s Buyer’s Guide.