Activism

What Should Equality PA Focus in the Next Five Years?

What Should Equality PA Focus in the Next Five Years?

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.

Sims, Frankel and PA Leaders Issue Statement Regarding Marriage Decision

Sims, Frankel and PA Leaders Issue Statement Regarding Marriage Decision

The time for full non-discrimination protection for all Pennsylvanians is now.

Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

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.

Why Ingrid Nilsen Matters: LGBTQ Youth Today

Why Ingrid Nilsen Matters: LGBTQ Youth Today

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.

June 15, 2015 0 comments Activism, general
As it should be: Pride is complex.

As it should be: Pride is complex.

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?

June 14, 2015 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Delta Foundation Takes Step Backwards with Nick Jonas

Delta Foundation Takes Step Backwards with Nick Jonas

The Delta Foundation has another Pride in the Street with a performer who is mostly marketed towards the gay make constituency that Delta doesn’t recognize that they cater to. This is not progress, it is the status quo.

June 13, 2015 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Should YOU Boycott Pittsburgh Pride Events?

Should YOU Boycott Pittsburgh Pride Events?

Pittsburgh PrideFest and the PrideMarch are two events where you prompt change by being present and a part of them. We need to occupy these events and claim these spaces as fully inclusive.

June 9, 2015 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Upcoming Meeting Possible Small Step Forward in Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

Upcoming Meeting Possible Small Step Forward in Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

I believe a planned facilitated meeting is potentially very good first step and I will publish more about it when available. But it is just one step, and much more will be needed in time. Every journey has begin some way however. The decision to bring Iggy Azalea ended up causing a reaction and that reaction is the start of a journey that may create greater inclusion, greater diversity and real respect.

June 8, 2015 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general
Billy Hileman: Why I’m Not Marching

Billy Hileman: Why I’m Not Marching

I am publishing Billy Hileman’s statement about the upcoming Pride march here at as a part of the ongoing dialogue regarding Pittsburgh Pride and the Delta Foundation.

June 8, 2015 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride
The Criticisms Towards Iggy Azalea: Cultural Appropriation

The Criticisms Towards Iggy Azalea: Cultural Appropriation

Amandla Stenberg’s video is a tremendous explanation of the differentiation between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange.

June 6, 2015 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general
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