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Target and Gender Neutral Shopping

Target and Gender Neutral Shopping

The large retailer, Target is implementing gender neutral shopping experiences in children’s bedding and toys.

February 11, 2016 0 comments general
Roots Pride Pittsburgh 20126

Roots Pride Pittsburgh 20126

This Saturday, Roots Pride Pittsburgh will host a town hall meeting tgo set the stge for this year’s events in June. Roots Pride Pittsburgh kicks off 2016 with a townhall meeting. The theme of the meeting will be #whatwouldyoudoforfreedom? We will talk about how to create intentionally inclusive spaces for the entire community, as well as plan for Roots Pride 2016 Celebration and ways to get involved. Special guests to be announced! 2-5PM Carnegie Mellon[Read More…]

February 9, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
Davey Wavey and Ageism: Is he a part of the problem?

Davey Wavey and Ageism: Is he a part of the problem?

I want to weigh in on a recent Davey Wavey controversy. We have to stop beating up on younger gays just because they don’t get it 100% right. They are a part of the future and they deserve our support rather than our scorn.

February 8, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
Is Derogatory Name Calling a Useful Activist Tool?

Is Derogatory Name Calling a Useful Activist Tool?

I see name calling as a tool of patriarchy and white supremacy. It is an effort to enforce a power-over way of being. Even if it makes us feel good to call others names, we are simply buying into and reinforcing the same power dynamics and that doesn’t change the world.

February 3, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
Thoughts from the Pittsburgh Summit Against Racism

Thoughts from the Pittsburgh Summit Against Racism

Yesterday, I participated in the 18th annual Summit Against Racism, and wow- was it amazing. Every year, I always leave at least one session at the summit, thoroughly blown away, but this year that just seemed to be compounded. I’m grateful I was able to be in every session I attended as well as at the summit overall. Meeting new people One aspect of the summit I especially appreciate, is the ability to meet people[Read More…]

January 24, 2016 2 comments general
Indiana Governor Creates New Rights for Bigots.

Indiana Governor Creates New Rights for Bigots.

The catch phrase “religious freedoms” just became synonymous with new rights created by Mike Pense, governor of Indiana in his state of the state speech this week.

January 13, 2016 0 comments general
Most Read Posts from 2015: Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh

Most Read Posts from 2015: Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh

Now, six months post Pride 2015, everything remains pretty much as it was before. Delta continues to operate and is no more open to the community than it was before. Maybe even less so.

December 30, 2015 0 comments general
Biggest LGBTQ Stories of 2015: Gay Athletes

Biggest LGBTQ Stories of 2015: Gay Athletes

The number of athletes who have come out as gay or bi at every level of Sports is perhaps the most significant LGBTQ news story of 2015. . We have not yet reached a tipping point where these stories are unimportant or too commonplace.

December 28, 2015 0 comments general
Most Read Posts of 2015: Madeleine Hershey

Most Read Posts of 2015: Madeleine Hershey

Towards the end of each year, I write a series of posts about the year’s posts that received the most hits. This year, I’m writing about the five posts that were the most read or viewed in 2015. One of the saddest posts I wrote all year, was the one marking the death of Madeleine Hershey, a truly amazing person and advocate for change. As a gay man, I’m no stranger to death, having lost[Read More…]

December 28, 2015 0 comments general
Biggest LGBTQ Stories of 2015: PrEP

Biggest LGBTQ Stories of 2015: PrEP

Looking forward, PrEP is likely to evolve in ways that address these problems. New delivery strategies will allow Truvada as well as other drugs to be used in more efficacious ways. Because of this, 2016 could truly be a turning point in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

December 26, 2015 0 comments general
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