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I had a short dialogue on Facebook this week about “privilege,” and I though I’d take those comments as a starting point for a blog post. I think dialogues about privilege are critically important, and my views have changed much over time. I expect they will keep evolving too. At one point, I’d have said, privilege simply is power,and it is about who has and who doesn’t have power. But today, I think that is[Read More…]
It’s all about gender, or it is framed to be all about gender, even if it isn’t. The anti-LGBT zealots talk about men going into women’s bathrooms to fight against nondiscrimination protections.
Diary of Anne Frank is a must see production for everyone. As a society, we need to be having discussions about the myriad topics this play raises.
From my perspective, Emerich is as dangerous to real progress for the LGBTQ community as the various hate groups that seek to keep full equality from us.
There are a number of misconceptions about who is benefitted by the right to civil marriage, and why this right to marry was achieved. This post identifies some of these ideas.
Once the first marriage license was issued while she was in jail, the end was close, and the actions of today sealed it. But it is far from over.
Last week, results of a 32 month long real world study were released which show that PrEP is effective in stopping the spread of HIV.
Josh Duggar is a shining example of how a rigid, unrealistic, and hurtful fringe fundamentalist mindset harms those under its control.
Mark Segal, the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News has written a valuable op-ed for The Advocate that I encourage everyone to read. Mark makes a number of great points which I’ll summarize below, but in my opinion, he misses something crucial about the recent controversy, and I’ll speak to that towards the end of my post. Those speaking for and against the boycott so far weren’t there. Mark adds valuable first-person information as someone who[Read More…]
The Rachel Maddow interview with Rick Santorum is getting discussed, but mostly to celebrate Maddow schooling him in Civics. But Santorum said some very important things that are worth being aware of.
I’d like to encourage all my Pittsburgh readers to participate in a vigil and march sponsored by the East End Community Ministries. At a time when we see so much violence and attack in the name of religion, it is powerful to see words and actions against the violence, by the community and spearheaded by a religious group. Your participation as an LGBTQI person or ally helps give voice to the need to see all[Read More…]
PrEP is a preventive tool in the fiught against HIV infection. This may be increasing the amount of unprotected sex that men have, and causing a rise in STDs.
Consider making Transgender Day of Remembrance an active memorial. Use the day to learn more about Transpersons and the struggles they face. Reach out and take action. Stand with Transgender persons demanding an end to violence and discrimination that they face.
Daesh, or its american counterparts are not really about Religion, even as they claim it as their justification. Their only real motive is power and domination, and if we are going to stop them, we must see this distinction. This is a crucial point.
A few weeks ago, I found the linked article in my news feed, and I’ve been thinking about a reply ever since. I would generally write such a reply on my other blog, QLATB.com, but that site is undergoing a revamping, so here it is. I’ve held for sometime, that Christian opposition to accepting LGBTQ persons is entirely based on rigid notions of gender expression and gender roles. God is our Father, and this is[Read More…]
I get so frustrated when I hear LGBTQ persons clam that their vote doesn’t matter, especially when it comes to state-wide elections. And, this year’s general election is critically important for anyone who cares about progressive issues in general, and LGBTQ issues specifically. Because, we will be voting on members of the judiciary. Ted Martin of Equality PA puts it this way: The history of the state courts in Pennsylvania has not been favorable on[Read More…]
At a time when our culture is rapidly changing, and traditional news media is cutting back, blogging is one of the easiest and best ways for people who feel marginalized or unheard to give voice to their ideas, concerns, and issues. Blogging is Free Speech, and done in a way that can reach a large audience.
In the last general election, fewer than half of all eligible adults voted, and the majority of those who did get to the polls were conservatives. If every registered democrat turned out to vote, the conservatives wouldn’t be in charge everywhere!
Cultural change happens when the dignity of eveyone is placed as more important than the privilege of only some.
The thing that will make the difference is voter turnout. If Democrats turn out in large numbers, we can send Toomey packing. But we need you voting on election day!