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Next Steps Towards Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections in Pennsylvania

Next Steps Towards Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections in Pennsylvania

You help make that happen by placing in their hands exaples of how this legislation will impact their constituents.

In the Aftermath of Orlando: Clergy and Action

In the Aftermath of Orlando: Clergy and Action

How will they, within their positions as leaders of their respective faith communities, going to take real action and inspire others to take actions that can stop the spread of hatred and violence against LGBTQIA+ persons.

Pittsburgh city-wide vigil planned for Monday.

Pittsburgh city-wide vigil planned for Monday.

A second vigil is being held in Pittsburgh to remember the many lost and harmed in the Orlando massacre that occurred so early Sunday morning. This vigil will be held on the steps of the City-County Building, as that is a location symbolic, meant to represent the city as a whole. 8PM. There are numerous reasons why I encourage you to attend. And, if you are one of my many blog readers living outside of[Read More…]

June 13, 2016 1 comment Activism, general
Orlando and the Queer Massacre

Orlando and the Queer Massacre

As a blogger, my role is to come up with words, but at the moment, I have no words to express my sadness, horror, and outrage about the Florida massacre. As happy as we want Pride to be, we must face the fact that there are people who want to kill us, simply for being who we are and because we love each other. The struggle for full equality includes a struggle for our very[Read More…]

June 12, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
Pride and Advertising

Pride and Advertising

Its Pride month and advertisers seek to display their openness to diversity and cash in on the queer dollar! Is that cynical of me? Maybe.  Either way, representations of LGBTQ persons in ads become one of the primary ways the straight majority learn about non-straight identifies, and that, in my book is a good thing. Some ads do this in a wonderful way. An ad for Colgate comes from Mexico and does an especially great[Read More…]

June 11, 2016 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
12 Tips to make the Most of LGBTQIA Pride

12 Tips to make the Most of LGBTQIA Pride

Here’s my list of 12 tips for making the most of LGBTQIA Pride.

June 2, 2016 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Pgh School Board to Consider Meaningful Nondiscrimination Protections

Pgh School Board to Consider Meaningful Nondiscrimination Protections

There will be a meeting on Monday evening, where the Pittsburgh School Board will take public comment about a nondiscrimination policy that will help protect trans and gender nonconforming students.

Equality PA Announces 2016 Endorsements

Equality PA Announces 2016 Endorsements

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.

March 23, 2016 0 comments Activism, Election
51904281 Celebrities at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York on November 9, 2015. Celebrities at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York on November 9, 2015.

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Misgendering Caitlyn Jenner

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.

Roots Pride Pittsburgh 20126

Roots Pride Pittsburgh 20126

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…]

February 9, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
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