In the five years since the inception of thomascwaters.com, the blog has had two themes, but it is time to make that three! So beginning this evening, a new theme has been activated. There are some details to be sorted out and enhancements will be made, but please excuse anyRead More
This message was sent out by Equality PA: Senator Toomey’s offices are open once again, and their call lines are open to hear from folks like you who support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)! That’s why we are having another day of action this Saturday to show Senator Toomey theRead More
Brad also seems to be on top of understanding LGBTQ issues in a big way. While Marriage Equality seems to be the trendy issue of the day, the reality is that our state is way behind others in that we don’t even offer state-wide non-discrimination protections. These protections, hate crimes legislation, anti-bullying protections- all of these need to be put in place before Marriage can be fully meaningful here in Pennsylvania.
In the past week, I have seen more beautiful, interesting, thought provoking, evocative, memorable films than perhaps the entire last year of big budget mediocrity. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the three remaining films.
I am always looking for new inspirations and individuals who push me to have more courage and be strong in expressing my voice.
The Initiative for Transgender Leadership in Pittsburgh has kicked off an innovative and exciting program which pairs trans youth with mentors and they are still accepting youth registrants for the program. A flyer is attached below which can be printed and posted. Registration deadline is November 10th even though theRead More
For Wednesday, the thomascwaters.com ReelQ pick of the day, is “Southern Baptist Sissies, a film by Del Shores. Shores may be best known for Sordid Lives. For more about this film of the entire Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, check out their website.
Here was this art installation right in the middle of where people work, eat and congregate. In other words, Delta brought Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ community out in a new way for Pittsburgh.
Today’s ReelQ pick of the day is the series of films called “Men’s Shorts” screening this evening at the Harris Theater as part of the Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival. I’m going to say something odd, and I said this yesterday (when the screening is for Women’s Shorts)- here goes: If youRead More
Because the more we care to understand about people different than us in a sex or gender way, the better off we will be and the greater our opportunity to really see and hear each other. And a far too large part of the obstacles standing in the way of kurt community stems from an inability or an unwillingness to see and hear each other.