This probably deserves a longer post, but in case...
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.
Short descriptions of two reported research efforts this week regarding HIV. One is the story of a virulent strain in Cuba, and the other about a designer drug with keeps HIV from infecting cells.
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.
I fully support independent filmmaking as a powerful tool in telling LGBTQ stories and I’m happy to sign on as a supporter of this film. With a little over a week to go, the film needs your help to meet the fundraising goal.
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.
New Voices Pittsburgh offering first New Voices LGBTQ Leadership Institute for LGBTQ people of color, taking place on Wednesdays March 25 – April 29, 2015.
Two North Carolina Senators: Joel Ford, and Ben Clark, demonstrate that some need to pay more attention to Black History Month.
Andre Gray has been missing now for 4 months and his family and friends need everyone to help spread awareness and help to bring him home. Images and suggested text included in blogpost.
What follows is a guest post written by @Daburghjacks. The opinions expressed in guest posts may or may not reflect the views of Thomas Waters or thomascwaters.com, and are welcome from anyone who feels they have something worth saying. Hello Thomas C. Water’s readers. My name is Darren Oates. First, I’d like to thank Thomas for allowing me to post in his blog. Are you ready? I’m 52 fairly fit at 198 pounds and work[Read More…]
A form on the Pittsburgh Pride web site, seeking your input fore a theme for the 2015 Pride. Delta is giving everyone a choice to self identify in whatever way feels right to them. Choices are offered for gender identity, and also for sexual orientation In terms of the theme choices, I think I can make a case fore every single one of them!