Activism

Is LGBTQIA+ Divisive or Inclusive?

Is LGBTQIA+ Divisive or Inclusive?

Is LGBTQIA+ Divisive or Inclusive? It means that everyone included under the rainbow umbrella must fit into some letter or symbol.

July 4, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
Urgent Action Needed: PA Nondiscrimination Protections

Urgent Action Needed: PA Nondiscrimination Protections

Protecting LGBT Pennsylvanians in housing and employment isn’t controversial. 78% of people across the Keystone State believe that the laws of our state should protect all hardworking people from discrimination. Pennsylvanians are ready for the laws of our state to match our values.

Pride Post Orlando

Pride Post Orlando

Will the Orlando massacre prompt changes for Pride here and elsewhere? That is the question that should be central and replace old resentments about Delta and Pride. What has happened in the past is the past, but we live in a different world post the loss of these 49 mostly young queer persons of color.

June 27, 2016 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride
Pittsburgh Pulse Action Event

Pittsburgh Pulse Action Event

The Ace Hotel is hosting an evening for those who still are coping with the Orlando massacre at the Pulse night club. 7PM – JUN 28, 2016 Free and open to the public – PITTSBURGH

June 26, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
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
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