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The Business Argument for Full LGBTQ Equality and Rights

The Business Argument for Full LGBTQ Equality and Rights

March 7, 2014 at 6:46 am 0 comments

The quote below is from an amici brief filed regarding the court case in Utah re: same-sex marriage,and pulled from this this story: “State laws and constitutions that deny marriage to gay and lesbian citizens are bad for our businesses …. Our success is dependent upon the welfare and moraleRead More

Diverse Communities: Kicking out the Bisexuals?

June 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

What I do want to really own from Jillian’s position however, is that today, more than ever before, we have a need to both accentuate our differences, and at the same time embrace our togetherness. Even if we can easily see how to cut ourselves up into isolated parts, there is enormous value in owning our connectedness which makes us one community full of diversity. Our sense of community isn’t about how we are alike, but rather, our willingness to celebrate our differences without it harming our individual or collective identity.

Apply now for the Citizen’s Police Academy: This is LGBTQ Activism!

May 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm 2 comments

I encourage you to think abouyt this as a form of LGBTQ activism. Imagine, this is most likely the closest you will ever be to a large number of members of the PPD. You will have much opportunity to share your perspectives as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, or allied supporters, and these are perspectives that these same members of the force probably don’t hear very often. Your participation provides opportunities to the Pittsburgh Police to learn about the needs of the LGBTQ community, and understand how their actions and the ways they do things impacts the LGBTQ community.

Scott Brown doesn’t understand progressives.

Scott Brown doesn’t understand progressives.

April 5, 2012 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Scott Brown translation: I might vote for your equality sometimes and I might not vote for your equality at other times. Is that good enough for you? Not good enough for me.

Service Members United: How to build a grass roots movement.

October 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm Comments are Disabled

This is a wonderful video clip well worth watching. I appreciate how they lay out a case for building a strong grass roots movement based on a single, clear and concise message. At times, I think the LGBTQ movement seeks inclusivity over clarity. I’m not sure that is all bad,Read More

Today’s Prop 8 Hearing

August 29, 2011 at 8:02 am Comments are Disabled

Received an email today explaining how you can follow the Prop 8 hearing that is happening today starting at noon Pittsburgh time,  or 9AM PT. Follow the American Foundation for Equal Rights on Twitter. Follow them on Facebook.

Transphobia in the LGB community

Transphobia in the LGB community

December 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm 1 comment

I think there is clearly some within the LGBT community who express transphobia at anywhere from a very mild to very blatant and offensive level.

LGBT Equality Sites

November 24, 2010 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Here is a list of websites that offer LGBTQ Rights information, resources and assistance.  The list came from a posting on Facebook, and may not be a complete list.  If there are other sites you would add to the list, please feel free to add a comment to this post.Read More

Veterans Day: An LGBT Perspective

November 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm 1 comment

Now, it is our turn. To give voice for the overlooked LGBT veterans and all the lives they have touched, and to keep moving freedom and equality moving forward.

thomascwaters.com at Two

October 27, 2010 at 9:07 am 2 comments

Please all join together and sing a round of Happy Birthday, as my blog celebrates a second birthday! I probably would have totally missed it, except that I’m away on vacation, like I was two years ago when the blog really took off, and a lack of internet here atRead More