Activism

End January with a commitment to Dignity and Respect

End January with a commitment to Dignity and Respect

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.

January 30, 2015 0 comments Activism, general
Discrimination Protection should not be a partisan issue in Pennsylvania.

Discrimination Protection should not be a partisan issue in Pennsylvania.

Passing non-discrimination protections simply helps create an environment with less fear in the work place which means happier and more successful workers and more successful businesses. That’s a win-win for everyone.

Hurtful Cakes and Homophobe Efforts.

Hurtful Cakes and Homophobe Efforts.

Attack efforts towards some bakers demonstrate a new tactic in the battle against LGBTQ Equality. They are designed to confuse the public about the purpose of non-discrimination laws and perpetuate a myth of Christian persecution.

Obama is Right: Marriage is a Lifestyle Choice!

Obama is Right: Marriage is a Lifestyle Choice!

Being gay or lesbian isn’t a choice. What gays and lesbians do choose is to accept themselves and embrace being who they are. And some of us choose to marry.

January 25, 2015 0 comments Activism, general, Same-Sex Marriage
This week in HIV: January 20, 2015

This week in HIV: January 20, 2015

Mark King lists five reasons to get your focus and fear off of your sex partner’s HIV status, and they miss nothing. Every one of these five points are worth learning by heart and living by in each and every intimate encounter.

January 20, 2015 0 comments Activism, general, HIV/AIDS
I would rather die than hate you: Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

I would rather die than hate you: Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

This post was originally posted on January 16, 2012, and reprinted today January 19, 2015 Every year when we reach Martin Luther King Jr day, I am always shocked as I read through his speeches, and I wonder why is it that we as a country, do not treat this holiday as important as Independence Day? King’s words embody the true meaning and path to Freedom more than any other person I have ever studied.[Read More…]

January 19, 2015 0 comments Activism, general
A Gay Man Sees the Movie Selma: Part 2

A Gay Man Sees the Movie Selma: Part 2

Some ideas out there as to what I learned from watching Selma as it relates to today’s LGBTQ Rights movement. I identify three points that may be applicable to todays LGBTQ efforts.

January 13, 2015 1 comment Activism, general
A Gay Man Sees Selma

A Gay Man Sees Selma

This is the first of a two part series. Here is part two. Last evening my husband, Brad and I challenged the frigid temperatures to go out and see the new film Selma which recently opened in theaters across the US.  We often head up to a theater up route 28 that is part of a shopping Mall, and as usual the mall was full of teenage kids from the various semi-rural neighborhoods the mall serves.[Read More…]

January 11, 2015 3 comments Activism, general, Review
Civics 101 for Jeb Bush: Why Same-sex Marriage is in the Courts.

Civics 101 for Jeb Bush: Why Same-sex Marriage is in the Courts.

Courts do not decide to implement same-sex marriage and force it upon states. Courts do rule on the question of if the states laws or constitutional bans are a violation of the Federal constitution.

January 7, 2015 0 comments Activism, general, Same-Sex Marriage
Save the Date: 17th Annual Pgh Summit Against Racism

Save the Date: 17th Annual Pgh Summit Against Racism

Workshops, Panels, Discussion, Information Tables, Education and Strategies for Racial Justice!

January 6, 2015 0 comments Activism, general
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