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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 often post my weekly HIV/AIDS post on Monday or Tuesday, but I’m going to jump in and post it today, as the topic regards Sunday July 12. A link to the HuffPost story I’m quoting is below. The article is powerful and inspiring, and a must read in my opinion. The black church has always been a place of power for the African-American community. It was where black leaders secretly preached the gospel of[Read More…]
Delta Foundation has been embroiled in controversy this Pride season. It appears little Delta says can be taken as accurate information and their problems are greater than a lack of transparency.
I’m pleased to say, thomascwaters.com isn’t going anywhere and I’ll keep blogging as long as I have readers and opinions I believe are worth sharing.
It is within this history we have to understand and see the structural and overt racism that continues in our modern world. It is against this history that people exclaim “black lives matter.”
People all the time ask what LGBTQ activists ought to work on after marriage is complete and nondiscrimination is done. We have to care more about our youth and end bullying and brutality.
Pride is all about a conscious effort to examine the status quo and decide where to add your voice for change. For Pittsburgh Pride, in 20125, the issue is complex. Do you support Roots Pride Pittsburgh or the status quo?
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.
People who are positive are not the cause of spreading HIV. People who don’t know their status are the cause.
Ending the epidemic of HIV is actually very simple: frequent testing; following safer sex practices; and for those who are positive, adhering to treatments so that your viral load remains undetectable.
Surely, any organization that depends upon their visibility can spend a minuscule fraction of that million dollars to have a reliable web presence.
A recent study in monkeys is being touted as great news and a real break through when it comes to finding a vaccine to protect people from being infected with HIV. The quote here is from a report on latinoshealth.com: … the research team has incorporated the vaccine in monkeys by means of adenovirus 26, a common cold virus, to help develop antibodies. A second vaccine containing a surface protein of HIV is then added.[Read More…]
I am however, going to become a broken record telling all my readers why it is crucial to turn out and vote in every election. Because Freedom is free, and the cost of freedom is voting.
While it advances an end to discrimination, Equality PA has begun the process of asking, “What’s next?” To answer this important, strategic question, they need your input.
The time for full non-discrimination protection for all Pennsylvanians is now.
Two scholarly papers published concurrently in Science and Cell lay out the foundation for a very promising HIV vaccine.
Heightened Scrutiny, and treating LGBT as a protected class opens the doors for full equality, and such a decision could bed part of the Supreme Courts ration ale in there decision expected before the end of the month.
These are examples of what Pride means, and who “makes” Pride a reality. It is not the organization, but it is the community– the people who are being with each other, and no organization can claim responsibility for that. The community will find a way to “do Pride” regardless of what an organization does or doesn’t do.