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2012 Posts in Review

2012 Posts in Review

December 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm 1 comment

Every year I look back over the content I have written and look to see which posts grab the most attention. I’d like to mention the 12 posts that received the most number of hits.

Who answers when you call 911?

Who answers when you call 911?

July 19, 2012 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Last week. I had the opportunity to tour the Allegheny County/ City of Pittsburgh 911 Center, a call center that takes 1.5 million calls a year. I was there for a tour, but also to ask questions about LGBTQ issues in relationship to the 911 services.

Video from the Pittsburgh Vigil for Mollie and Mary

July 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

MAYOR ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO INCREASE CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

July 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced the creation of the City’s first-ever Civic Leadership Academy, a free 10-week course designed to educate residents about local government in the City of Pittsburgh.

Hands Palm-to-Palm for Pride

June 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

I’m especially touched by the wording here, as it suggests a Buddhist mind set. Here, we are talking about the Pittsburgh Pride walk instead of a Pride march. A walking meditation is a part of many Buddhist’s daily practice, and in this way brings their practice to Pride as well as takes Pride back into a daily practice. Walking, accurately describes the practical activity too, and suggests taking a slower pace, and using that time to be very present in the action of being a part of the whole experience.

Ready, Set, Pride.

Ready, Set, Pride.

June 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm Comments are Disabled

For some it is all celebration. For others, it is a time when they see the worst about the LGBT community, for others it is about visibility, and others it is about activism. and a list of “what Pride means” could be pages and pages long. Some within the LGBT community live all year waiting for Pride, others abhor it, and others seek to make Pride a way to live 365 days a year.

Does Bloomfield Hate the Gays Now?

Does Bloomfield Hate the Gays Now?

June 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm 25 comments

I think there are some who do not feel they have an adequate voice within the larger LGBT community. It may be real or only perceived, but that doesn’t matter in some regard. These individuals feel as if the “Gay Community” in the broadest sense of what it is, doesn’t represent them, or give their voice and needs agency.

Rally, concert, parade part of gay pride festival

June 2, 2010 at 7:02 am Comments are Disabled

Here’s an article from today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for you to check it. Sara Bauknecht touches on many of  the various parts of the entire Pride week events, but there is a real focus on this Friday’s Advocacy Rally. “It’s a great time for people to come together,” said Cleve Jones, aRead More

Breaking News:DELTA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES JASON CRIGHTON TO HEAD WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ADVOCACY ALLIANCE

May 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm 1 comment

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Jason Crighton has been hired as a Field Organizer for the Western Pennsylvania Advocacy Alliance.

Gay-Bashing and a Safe Community

May 7, 2010 at 7:59 am 5 comments

But what are the “take home” messages from what happened in Bloomfield (both the beating and the rally), and how do we see continuing benefits for our diverse community and the city as a whole? So here are my take home messages.