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This Week in HIV/AIDS, June 21, 2015

This Week in HIV/AIDS, June 21, 2015

Two scholarly papers published concurrently in Science and Cell lay out the foundation for a very promising HIV vaccine.

June 21, 2015 0 comments HIV/AIDS
Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

Heightened Scrutiny, and treating LGBT as a protected class opens the doors for full equality, and such a decision could bed part of the Supreme Courts ration ale in there decision expected before the end of the month.

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

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
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
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
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 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general
Billy Hileman: Why I’m Not Marching

Billy Hileman: Why I’m Not Marching

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.

June 8, 2015 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride

Pittsburgh Councilman Gilman Issues Statement Regarding Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

Pittsburgh City Councilperson Dan Gilman issues statement regarding Pittsburgh Pride controversy.

June 8, 2015 0 comments Gay Pride, general
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