I am a sponsor for ReelQ because LGBTQ stories matter, because LGBTQ voices matter, and one of the most crucial things we do as a community to promote real equality is to become a more cohesive supportive whole that values all members. Seeing, listening, and sharing our stories is one path towards that end.
While Marriage Equality news overflows these days taking most of our attention, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and lied supporters must remain focused on striving for full equality, and to do that, we need to better explore how we support our youth as they grapple with their sexual orientation and gender identity and come out.
The Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, ReelQ, is just around the corner, and I wanted to post my top six reasons to attend the annual film festival. I’ve been attending the festival since 1986 or 1987 and have enjoyed many wonderful movies and tremendous memories. If you have a reason youRead More
The annually occurring Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival is just around the corner, and once again thomascwaters.com will be sponsoring a film! Which film? you will have to keep checking my posts to find out! But I wanted to alert you to the opening night film on Friday October 10, 2014.Read More
In a very real way, the performance is about five- or an infinite number of stories- rather than the four listed, and the audience becomes the performers. I marveled at watching the performance viewers become creators, printing and coloring as they enjoyed some food, drink and company
I hope we never stop celebrating youth, vitality, the male body, and being gay! I hope however, we couple this celebration of youth and beauty with a reminder to care about and remain connected to all of our community including those entering their senior years.
the other tremendous example of diversity and gender expression part way around the globe
to ask if Achilles and Patroclus were gay is to ask the wrong question. from the earliest of times, brave men who have loved other men have been accepted and heralded as heroes, champions and leaders, why not now? Do not miss this riveting piece of theater at Pittsburgh Public Theater running until April 6th.
Commentary regarding a post by Pascoe and Bridges regarding Macklemore, The Warwick Rowing Team, masculinity and the demonstration of sexuality as a way to confront homophobia. I both agree with some of their points, and offer critique of other ideas they offer. Macklemore, Bronies, Warwick Rowers, and Chris Kluwe among others, in my opinion are negotiating new boundaries defining masculinity and sexual expression, and with any negotiation, there is an element of experimentation and exploration involved.
The cycles and dynamics which are both inevitable and avoidable are modulated and remedied by learning to listen to one another with an inquisitive desire to understand the other’s history.