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…]
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.
Five ideas or thoughts expressed during the Roots Pride Pittsburgh Town Hall meeting here in Pittsburgh PA.
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.
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.
I am publishing Billy Hileman’s statement about the upcoming Pride march here at as a part of the ongoing dialogue regarding Pittsburgh Pride and the Delta Foundation.
Pittsburgh City Councilperson Dan Gilman issues statement regarding Pittsburgh Pride controversy.
Amandla Stenberg’s video is a tremendous explanation of the differentiation between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange.
The unique show is a play about Alex, an out of work actor, who takes a job for Barbra Streisand. The show is a riot of laughs and Tom Lenk, a masterful performer.
Yes, certainly trans and queer persons of color (TQPOC) are out front, giving voice to their outrage, but with them stand many from all parts of the rainbow coalition that we call the LGBTQIA community.