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Delta Foundation Seeks Your Input: Pride 2015 Theme

Delta Foundation Seeks Your Input: Pride 2015 Theme

A form on the Pittsburgh Pride web site, seeking your input fore a theme for the 2015 Pride. Delta is giving everyone a choice to self identify in whatever way feels right to them. Choices are offered for gender identity, and also for sexual orientation In terms of the theme choices, I think I can make a case fore every single one of them!

February 25, 2015 0 comments Gay Pride, general
Pittsburgh’s statement: the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride.

Pittsburgh’s statement: the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride.

On Friday, a press release was posted regarding the City’s review of allegations of police misconduct at this year’s Pittsburgh Pride. Today I want to comment on two aspects of the overall story,

September 8, 2014 0 comments Gay Pride, general
Pittsburgh Pride After 2014

Pittsburgh Pride After 2014

We are faced over and over again with opportunities to ask what does it mean to be an LGBTQ community? As society changes the answer may change, and we need now as much as ever before to be doing the hard work to keep asking and sorting out the answers.

July 20, 2014 1 comment Gay Pride, general

Follow up: Mayor Peduto’s Announcement.

And from my perspective, the Mayor has shown by his statements following the incident and now today, that he is committed to doing things differently. This is good news for the residents of Pittsburgh! Thank you Mr Mayor!

July 17, 2014 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general
Breaking News: Pittsburgh City Statement Regarding Police Incident at Pride Due Out Today.

Breaking News: Pittsburgh City Statement Regarding Police Incident at Pride Due Out Today.

Just received via Twitter the below announcement. This follows a tweet I sent regarding my blog post from yesterday which went to the Mayor. I’m looking forward to reading the announcement, and appreciate the Mayor’s efforts to do things differently than they have been done in the past.

July 17, 2014 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride
Is there progress on Pittsburgh’s investigation into the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride?

Is there progress on Pittsburgh’s investigation into the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride?

The real questions to be answered surround the officer’s actions. Were they justified? Did he break any policy, rule or protocol? If he did not- how is the City going to assist the residents of Pittsburgh in understanding that, and if he did, what is the City going to do about it?

July 16, 2014 6 comments Gay Pride, general
Black Civil Rights and Gay Civil Rights

Black Civil Rights and Gay Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s was one piece in a larger struggle against racism which is and must be ongoing. Today LGBTQ persons label ours as a civil rights movement is to accomplish legal and legislative changes similar to those which were achieved by the African American Civil Rights Movement.

July 12, 2014 0 comments Gay Pride, general
Was there Police Brutality at Pittsburgh Pride 2014?

Was there Police Brutality at Pittsburgh Pride 2014?

Ultimately, what can be done to insure that the LGBTQ community receives the appropriate treatment and support of the Pittsburgh Police in each and every situation?

June 16, 2014 5 comments Gay Pride, general
Can Pride help us refocus LGBTQ efforts?

Can Pride help us refocus LGBTQ efforts?

The idea of “winning” and beating down our opponents is a powerful desire that many appreciate. And here I am claiming that it is the wrong way to go. Empowering people is the real path to success, even if it is hard at some points to see the progress or success it is causing.

June 14, 2014 0 comments Gay Pride, general
Thomas’ 10 Tips for Getting the Most from Pride

Thomas’ 10 Tips for Getting the Most from Pride

Remember that the real value of Pride, isn’t just what happens at Pride or during Pride month, but the value is found in the ways we carry that celebration, energy, resolve, self awareness and love into the entire rest of the year and all aspects of our life! Now, get out there and make the most of Pride!

June 12, 2014 0 comments Gay Pride, general
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