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 fiught against HIV infection. This may be increasing the amount of unprotected sex that men have, and causing a rise in STDs.
Consider making Transgender Day of Remembrance an active memorial. Use the day to learn more about Transpersons and the struggles they face. Reach out and take action. Stand with Transgender persons demanding an end to violence and discrimination that they face.
Daesh, or its american counterparts are not really about Religion, even as they claim it as their justification. Their only real motive is power and domination, and if we are going to stop them, we must see this distinction. This is a crucial point.
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…]
In the last general election, fewer than half of all eligible adults voted, and the majority of those who did get to the polls were conservatives. If every registered democrat turned out to vote, the conservatives wouldn’t be in charge everywhere!
Cultural change happens when the dignity of eveyone is placed as more important than the privilege of only some.
The thing that will make the difference is voter turnout. If Democrats turn out in large numbers, we can send Toomey packing. But we need you voting on election day!
We must see progressive and fair thinking judges elected, because future victoroies for the LGBTQ community will require judicial decisions favorable to our equality. Plan now to vote in this and every election.
Maybe because it is “gay voices” of which Lewis is straight; maybe because a base premise of the piece is utter crap; or maybe because I’m tired of anyone outside of a marginalized group, thinking they have any place at deciding what that group ought to do