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This week in HIV/AIDS, July 6, 2015

This week in HIV/AIDS, July 6, 2015

A recent study in monkeys is being touted as great news and a real break through when it comes to finding a vaccine to protect people from being infected with HIV. The quote here is from a report on latinoshealth.com: … the research team has incorporated the vaccine in monkeys by means of adenovirus 26, a common cold virus, to help develop antibodies. A second vaccine containing a surface protein of HIV is then added.[Read More…]

July 6, 2015 0 comments general, HIV/AIDS
Website changes for thomascwaters.com.

Website changes for thomascwaters.com.

I’m pleased to say, thomascwaters.com isn’t going anywhere and I’ll keep blogging as long as I have readers and opinions I believe are worth sharing.

July 4, 2015 0 comments general
Freedom Isn’t Free: Thoughts for Independence Day

Freedom Isn’t Free: Thoughts for Independence Day

I am however, going to become a broken record telling all my readers why it is crucial to turn out and vote in every election. Because Freedom is free, and the cost of freedom is voting.

July 4, 2015 0 comments Activism, general, Vote!
What Should Equality PA Focus in the Next Five Years?

What Should Equality PA Focus in the Next Five Years?

While it advances an end to discrimination, Equality PA has begun the process of asking, “What’s next?” To answer this important, strategic question, they need your input.

Thoughts about the Charleston massacre.

Thoughts about the Charleston massacre.

It is within this history we have to understand and see the structural and overt racism that continues in our modern world. It is against this history that people exclaim “black lives matter.”

June 23, 2015 0 comments 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
Why Ingrid Nilsen Matters: LGBTQ Youth Today

Why Ingrid Nilsen Matters: LGBTQ Youth Today

People all the time ask what LGBTQ activists ought to work on after marriage is complete and nondiscrimination is done. We have to care more about our youth and end bullying and brutality.

June 15, 2015 0 comments Activism, general

Gratitude for my readers. 

I walked around PrideFest today, and as I did,  person after person thanked me for the writing I’ve been doing about the Pittsburgh Pride controversy. I’ve tried to write with clarity and give voice to the issues within the emotions and passionate agendas. I think my own perspective is also present, but I keep hearing that my commentary has been balanced, fair,and informative.  Few things make me, the blogger, happier than to have a reader[Read More…]

June 14, 2015 0 comments general
Five Ideas from Roots Pride Pittsburgh’s Town Hall

Five Ideas from Roots Pride Pittsburgh’s Town Hall

Five ideas or thoughts expressed during the Roots Pride Pittsburgh Town Hall meeting here in Pittsburgh PA.

June 12, 2015 0 comments general
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 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general
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