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.
What’s ironic I think is that Babine and Western Journalism, the platform she blogs at, are perfect examples of why people chide Jenner for remaining a Republican.
This Saturday, Roots Pride Pittsburgh will host a town hall meeting tgo set the stge for this year’s events in June. Roots Pride Pittsburgh kicks off 2016 with a townhall meeting. The theme of the meeting will be #whatwouldyoudoforfreedom? We will talk about how to create intentionally inclusive spaces for the entire community, as well as plan for Roots Pride 2016 Celebration and ways to get involved. Special guests to be announced! 2-5PM Carnegie Mellon[Read More…]
I want to weigh in on a recent Davey Wavey controversy. We have to stop beating up on younger gays just because they don’t get it 100% right. They are a part of the future and they deserve our support rather than our scorn.
I see name calling as a tool of patriarchy and white supremacy. It is an effort to enforce a power-over way of being. Even if it makes us feel good to call others names, we are simply buying into and reinforcing the same power dynamics and that doesn’t change the world.
If we attack homophobes, we are actually attacking their fear, since their fear drives them, and we should all be able to relate to being attacked while afraid.
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.
So, why not use #GivingTuesday to put these ideas together for you and give donations to worthy non-profit organizations or other entities? You will actually feel good by giving a gift out of gratitude for what one organization or another is accomplishing.
I’d like to encourage all my Pittsburgh readers to participate in a vigil and march sponsored by the East End Community Ministries. At a time when we see so much violence and attack in the name of religion, it is powerful to see words and actions against the violence, by the community and spearheaded by a religious group. Your participation as an LGBTQI person or ally helps give voice to the need to see all[Read More…]
PrEP is a preventive tool in the fight against HIV infection. This may be increasing the amount of unprotected sex that men have, and causing a rise in STDs.