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The uber hardcore Clinton faction is taking every swing they can at the Bernie folks, and the Bernie or Bust folks sinking deeper into some fantasy land where they will somehow achieve something. So much is at stake in this election. These are the important issues as I see them.
My hope would be for those who support Bernie to refine their message so that they are attacking the DNC politics as usual rather than attacking Hillary. And for those who support Clinton to see how the DNC makes Clinton appear to be a puppet of the rich and powerful.
Equality, diversity, and protections from discrimination have never been political/partisan issues. They are social and economic issues. Queer persons need to stop dissing corporate involvement in the queer community and start seeking ways to be in partnership with business’s efforts to achieve protections that enhance and support diversity and inclusion.
This year’s EQPA primary endorsements represent a mix of legislators who have a history of supporting LGBT people and candidates who would add important new voices to the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Equality PA works each year to elect candidates who support full equality for LGBT people, and this year is no exception.
This focus on a future vote dismisses and abandons the only important election, which was the one that elected the existing president and congress.
And since almost none of these groups where adequately inclusive of trans persons and persons of color, they are ill-prepared to move forward on issues important to the whole of the queer community and especially these marginalized groups.
Lopez describes a real source of his problems, even though he doesn’t see it, and what he describes isn’t at all what we would call gay parenting today:
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.
There will be a meeting on Monday evening, where the Pittsburgh School Board will take public comment about a nondiscrimination policy that will help protect trans and gender nonconforming students.
I wish I could think of a clever subject line for this review, but at present, one escapes me. What doesn’t escape me, is enthusiasm for PPT’s production of TRU, running now until May 22nd. I already wrote a post about my interview with Eddie Korbich, and the short of it– the play really delivers. But I’ll try and flush that out a bit more here. But first a few more general comments. Pittsburgh Public[Read More…]
Tru is the story of a specific few days in the life of Truman Capote, perhaps America’s first openly gay celebrity.
For me, Sestak brings all thge important viewpoints that I care about and in addition, he isn’t beholden to what the DNC thinks is best. He seems to be in the best position to take down Toomey, and no candidate comes close to be connected to the average person.
In my opinion, LGBTQ voters would do better to turn their attention to State elections and Congressional races, because it is at these levels of government that we need to make great strides ahead.
The playwright makes no excuses nor holds back on any punches, and the result is a play that provokes the audience into this messy mix of history, passion, belief, expectation, betrayal, and regret.
“Brian Sims is a true progressive champion. He has stood with me in the fight to ensure that our children receive an education that prepares them for a 21st century economy and make gas drillers pay their fair share. Brian never shies away from a challenge and is a consummate advocate for equality for all Pennsylvanians.”
According to a new unscientific poll of Scruff users released last week, Clinton is the clear favorite of gay men who use the app.
Even where “religious freedoms” is the justifying argument pushed forth, the real issue is male dominance, male privilege, and an emphasis on tradional gender roles.
Is the profession of being a Pittsburgh police officer about serving the public, or is it about how much extra money an officer can make? What are our officer’s motivations for being officers? Is the problem a FOP which has too much power and makes outragious demands?