La’Tasha Mayes is the latest local Democrat to rebuff the Allegheny County Dems – and will make history…
Jun 12, 2022 – La’Tasha D. Mayes, a local reproductive rights activist, will be the first Black lesbian woman elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She’ll join a handful of openly gay members, including state Rep. Jessica Benham, D-Carrick, who was the state’s first bisexual woman elected to the House.
Pennsylvania Democrat lawmaker accused of threatening to withhold funding from University of Pittsburgh for inviting conservatives to speak, including swimmer beaten by trans athlete Lia Thomas
A freedom of speech row has erupted after a Pennsylvania lawmaker demanded three speakers be cancelled from a university event for purporting anti-transgender views. State representative La’Tasha Mayes (left) raised concerns about upcoming events at the University of Pittsburgh which will give a platform to swimmer Riley Gaines (top right) – who was beaten by trans athlete Lia Thomas last year – journalist Cabot Phillips (bottom right) and political commenter Michael Knowles (mid right). Critics interpreted Mayes’s remarks to be a thinly-veiled threat to remove funding from the university if it did not comply.