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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 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
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
Delta Foundation Web Site Hacked

Delta Foundation Web Site Hacked

Surely, any organization that depends upon their visibility can spend a minuscule fraction of that million dollars to have a reliable web presence.

July 7, 2015 0 comments Gay Pride
Are Delta Foundation Problems Limited to Transparency?

Are Delta Foundation Problems Limited to Transparency?

Delta Foundation has been embroiled in controversy this Pride season. It appears little Delta says can be taken as accurate information and their problems are greater than a lack of transparency.

July 7, 2015 0 comments Gay Pride, general
Perspectives from PrideFest

Perspectives from PrideFest

These are examples of what Pride means, and who “makes” Pride a reality. It is not the organization, but it is the community– the people who are being with each other, and no organization can claim responsibility for that. The community will find a way to “do Pride” regardless of what an organization does or doesn’t do.

June 16, 2015 0 comments Gay Pride, general
As it should be: Pride is complex.

As it should be: Pride is complex.

Pride is all about a conscious effort to examine the status quo and decide where to add your voice for change. For Pittsburgh Pride, in 20125, the issue is complex. Do you support Roots Pride Pittsburgh or the status quo?

June 14, 2015 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Delta Foundation Takes Step Backwards with Nick Jonas

Delta Foundation Takes Step Backwards with Nick Jonas

The Delta Foundation has another Pride in the Street with a performer who is mostly marketed towards the gay make constituency that Delta doesn’t recognize that they cater to. This is not progress, it is the status quo.

June 13, 2015 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Should YOU Boycott Pittsburgh Pride Events?

Should YOU Boycott Pittsburgh Pride Events?

Pittsburgh PrideFest and the PrideMarch are two events where you prompt change by being present and a part of them. We need to occupy these events and claim these spaces as fully inclusive.

June 9, 2015 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Upcoming Meeting Possible Small Step Forward in Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

Upcoming Meeting Possible Small Step Forward in Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

I believe a planned facilitated meeting is potentially very good first step and I will publish more about it when available. But it is just one step, and much more will be needed in time. Every journey has begin some way however. The decision to bring Iggy Azalea ended up causing a reaction and that reaction is the start of a journey that may create greater inclusion, greater diversity and real respect.

June 8, 2015 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride, general
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