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6 Reasons to See ReelQ

6 Reasons to See ReelQ

October 7, 2014 at 10:20 am 1 comment

The Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, ReelQ, is just around the corner, and I wanted to post my top six reasons to attend the annual film festival. I’ve been attending the festival since 1986 or 1987 and have enjoyed many wonderful movies and tremendous memories. If you have a reason youRead More

Philly Rally Tomorrow

Philly Rally Tomorrow

September 24, 2014 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Pa Representative Brian Sims is tweeting about a rally tomorrow, in Philadelphia at the Love Park, 2PM

Pope Francis and Violence Against LGBTQ Persons

Pope Francis and Violence Against LGBTQ Persons

September 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

These comments may have been made directly related to the issue if ISIS and muslim extremists, but the same must hold true for any who use religion as a pretext for violence against others. Including violent attacks based on gender expression, identity or sexual orientation.

Facebook, Identity, and Contradictions

Facebook, Identity, and Contradictions

September 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

But I’m struck by how much a person’s whole identity is linked to or determined by their on-line personae. Then, to have that taken away feels shaming and as if we are being forced again into invisibility. But the way this type of thing makes some feel- is a product of years and years of cultural oppression.

Religious Zealots Fail to Understand US Constitution.

Religious Zealots Fail to Understand US Constitution.

September 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Two courts agree more than anything else. The only people who are claiming there is a “free speech” argument to be made are by the religious proponents of conversion therapy, and that argument has now lost in two different circuit courts.

Ready for the Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival?

Ready for the Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival?

September 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm 1 comment

The annually occurring Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival is just around the corner, and once again thomascwaters.com will be sponsoring a film! Which film? you will have to keep checking my posts to find out! But I wanted to alert you to the opening night film on Friday October 10, 2014.Read More

A black eye for Broadway?

A black eye for Broadway?

September 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

I’m missing the gay gene for Broadway adoration. OK, I love the theater, and I can enjoy a good show tune, but for me, it isn’t over the top like it is for some gay guys. So, when I heard that Broadway might not dim the lights in memory ofRead More

More Bisexual Visibility

More Bisexual Visibility

September 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

I’m of the belief that failure to allow a bisexual person to so identify is really a matter of the internalized homophobia of the person judging. Both of these persons confront the notion held by many straight persons as well as many lesbian/gay persons, that you are either one or the other- gay or straight.

Brooke Hemphill doesn’t understand the difference between Identity and Orientation.

Brooke Hemphill doesn’t understand the difference between Identity and Orientation.

September 9, 2014 at 7:27 am 7 comments

All people are born with a sexual orientation that is towards member of the same sex, towards members of the opposite sex, or towards both. For many persons, they accept a sexual identity consistent with social norms. Some persons are aware that this identity doesn’t fit them, and they seek an identity more aligned to their orientation.

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

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

September 8, 2014 at 7:16 am 0 comments

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,

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