the Wesleyan rainbow alphabet is so over the top and contains every possible letter, that it encourages you to forget about the labels and the identities, and see the bigger issue which is ultimate inclusivity.
For me, few activists are as inspirational as Bayard Rustin, and I believe todays LGBTQ movement, must look towards individuals such as Rustin, if we are going to successfully navigate the next steps towards real respect, and equality.
However, they all serve as inspiration to me, to keep doing what I do. If they could be so inspirational and motivating facing such oppression and invisibility within either the African-american community, the LGBT community or both, then why would I see the little struggles I face as a hindrance to demanding change?
Press release from Equality PA regarding their Prayer Breakfast being held with an impressive list of speakers.
This breakfast follows the announcement that all four Episcopal Bishops of Pennsylvania endorsed legislation to update PA’s discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.