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.
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.
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.
For me, few activists are as inspirational as Bayard Rustin, and I believe todays LGBTQ movement, must look towards individuals such as Rustin, if we are going to successfully navigate the next steps towards real respect, and equality.
However, they all serve as inspiration to me, to keep doing what I do. If they could be so inspirational and motivating facing such oppression and invisibility within either the African-american community, the LGBT community or both, then why would I see the little struggles I face as a hindrance to demanding change?
Press release from Equality PA regarding their Prayer Breakfast being held with an impressive list of speakers.
This breakfast follows the announcement that all four Episcopal Bishops of Pennsylvania endorsed legislation to update PA’s discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Dignity and Respect Pledge is a tool towards creating a different paradigm where the goal is for everyone to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Our focus as LGBTQ Equality advocates can be on finding fault with others (who often act atrociously), or actively and cooperatively building a different respect framework within our friends, our communities, our organizations, our cities and eventually the world.