Activism

One Perspective of the Stonewall movie controversy.

One Perspective of the Stonewall movie controversy.

Mark Segal, the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News has written a valuable op-ed for The Advocate that I encourage everyone to read. Mark makes a number of great points which I’ll summarize below, but in my opinion, he misses something crucial about the recent controversy, and I’ll speak to that towards the end of my post. Those speaking for and against the boycott so far weren’t there. Mark adds valuable first-person information as someone who[Read More…]

August 17, 2015 0 comments Activism, general

Perspective.

I’m writing from the observation deck as our cruise ship sails towards Juneau Alaska. About 100 LGBTQ persons are turned into squealing children as we watch whales frolicking in the water around the ship. Everything outside in my view is breathtaking.  At moments, advocating for LGBTQ Rights seems so daunting and intense. Full equality is essential, and yet at a moment like this, as I look out on glacier, forest and ocean, everything falls into[Read More…]

August 4, 2015 0 comments Activism, general
Freedom Isn’t Free: Thoughts for Independence Day

Freedom Isn’t Free: Thoughts for Independence Day

I am however, going to become a broken record telling all my readers why it is crucial to turn out and vote in every election. Because Freedom is free, and the cost of freedom is voting.

July 4, 2015 0 comments Activism, general, Vote!
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
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