This probably deserves a longer post, but in case...
It isn’t a new criticism for Delta– that persons of color are overlooked and/or ignored. But to some, this latest effort feels like a slap in the face. Does Delta deserve the criticism?
HRC released a new booklet/guide that provides valuable information in a readable format.
Time will tell how these laws pan out. Some believe they will be ruled unconstitutional, others see a very long road ahead to undo the damage they are now doing. Time will tell.
Franco has identity (how a person self identifies), orientation (one’s biological/organic predisposition), and expression (one’s gender presentation in relation to gender norms) mixed up and treating them s if they are one and the same thing.
At some point, we will have a calculation a little more complex than pi perhaps, which helps us describe sexual orientation in the way pi helps us describe a perfect circle. We aren’t there yet. Science isn’t there yet, and the calculation hasn’t yet been worked out, but in time, it will.
Even on days when I’m barely breathing, I think it is an extremely small price to have paid to still be alive! I have lived and am continuing to live such a tremendous and exciting and rewarding journey, and I shudder at how quickly and easily my life almost ended because I wanted it to stop.
All senses of homophobia revolve around rigid notions of masculinity and what it means to be a real man. The recent news about Billy Bean, Daniel Murphy, and Russell Tovey illustrate this idea.
the Wesleyan rainbow alphabet is so over the top and contains every possible letter, that it encourages you to forget about the labels and the identities, and see the bigger issue which is ultimate inclusivity.
Does Pittsburgh need LGBTQ related journalistic reporting? Where could it be found, and what would it take to make it successful?
The real change over the next 8 years will come because of a push within the Congress, working in conjunction with the President to move the country forward.
But underneath that is a longstanding and very justified frustration with an organization run mostly by a few white persons (including Bryan) which makes itself out to appear like the all- powerful wizard.
One of the single most important things that ought to grow from this protest is for people to come understand what is happening and why. We have to hear and grasp the motivations and underlying feelings if we are to move ahead and affect change that makes what comes better and more inclusive than what has been.
The next production at Pittsburgh Public Theater is a hilarious comedy that you don’t want to miss. I’ve read the script, and this week, I had a chance to sit down with the very handsome, smart, and funny Tom Lenk, who stars in Buyer and Cellar. Some of you may know Tom from his appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he has a long resume and the comedic chops needed to take on this exciting show.[Read More…]
The Pennsylvania Youth Congress Established.
PA’s First Statewide LGBT Youth Organization, PSEC, to become PYC.
Are LGBTQ persons a protected class, and if not why shouldn’t they be?
As most of my regular readers know, I put the blog on hiatus, a few weeks ago, and the plan was to take eight weeks away from blogging and social media. I am feeling more ready to return earlier than that, but not quite yet, so the hiatus will continue for now. Thanks to all those still visiting the blog for being readers, and hang around till I get back to posting regularly.
Police announce bodies of Andre Gray and Paul Kochu found in West VA- no further details released.
This Philadelphia Magazine article is a must read for anyone who struggles to understand the concept of privilege and especially male privilege. The other day, I had a discussion on Whisper (I know, not a bastion for level headed dialogue) with someone who thought feminism was just a fancy word for female whining about men. We sent cordial, respectful, and honest messages back and forth for quite a while as they finally came around and[Read More…]
Many people within the LGBTQ movement can be seen as hindering progress towards full equality every bit as much as Dolce and Gabbana.
If we focus only on race and issues of black and white and never address privilege and power, we will never succeed at ending this type of behavior and will never bring about real mutual respect and celebration of diversity.