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Election Grief: Turn it into action!

Concerned about the safety and well-being of the LGBTQ community? Donate and volunteer at Persad Center https://persadcenter.org/ and/or other organizations that serve our community. Worried about food insecurity? A local organization that uses social media to move access food to places and people that can use it.  Fantastic.  Check out   http://412foodrescue.org/  You can volunteer and support this organization! Committed to children’s education? Through this website – pick an educational project that inspires you and donate: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Feeling strongly about[Read More…]

November 11, 2016 0 comments general
Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

In some real ways, this feels like deja vu to me as a blogger.  Thomascwaters.com began in ernest, in the aftermath of the 2008 election, where Obama won and Prop 8 passed. I had no idea what to do with the emotions I was feeling and the ideas flooding my brain, so I decided to pour it out into blog posts. And here I am following another major election in the same boat– overflowing with[Read More…]

November 9, 2016 0 comments Election, general
How to Find Your Polling Place

How to Find Your Polling Place

If you are unsure where to vote, you can use this link to find your polling place. https://www.iwillvote.com/home/ Here is another link for PA voters. https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx I didn’t find this link as easy to use as the “I will vote” link, but here it is anyway.

October 27, 2016 0 comments Activism, general, Vote!

Review: A Gay man sees “The Fantasticks”

I thought about this all important wall this past week, as I sat over coffee, listening to a younger friend lamenting how he can’t find anyone to date.

October 23, 2016 0 comments general

Tom Goss: Our Music and Our Stories

Tom is running a kickstarter to raise funds for two new videos. Take my lead and put a couple of bucks towards this awesome project.

October 21, 2016 0 comments general

Can Football Create a National Dialogue?

Since the controversy regarding Colin Kaepernick’s protest first arose, I’ve been thinking about a blog post, but I hadn’t quite found a way to see his actions and the controversy itself as a queer issue and one that belonged in this blog. But two things have happened to change that: A co-worker who is a friend on Facebook posted something over the weekend about how everyone ought to stand; Miami Dolphin’s owner Steve Ross has[Read More…]

September 12, 2016 0 comments Activism
Pittsburgh: Don’t Miss Jeremiah Clark!

Pittsburgh: Don’t Miss Jeremiah Clark!

I first heard Jeremiah a number of years ago, and I’ve always been blown away by the passion that fills his songs and music. Jeremiah puts his whole self out there on the stage, and that leads to a wonderful experience for any audience member.

August 31, 2016 0 comments general
Trump, Elections, and LGBTQ Rights

Trump, Elections, and LGBTQ Rights

The two ways to threaten progress for LGBTQ Rights is to allow Trump to be elected, or to take votes away from Clinton and diminish the size of her lead, thus impacting the ability to win back the Senate and the House.

August 21, 2016 0 comments Activism, Election, general
PA AFL-CIO Endorsements for November Elections

PA AFL-CIO Endorsements for November Elections

In an effort to help inform readers, I post a vatiety of political endorsements. This is from a press release I received today: Harrisburg (August 9, 2016) – The Executive Board of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO met in Harrisburg today to complete the organization’s endorsement process in congressional and state legislative races. To be endorsed, a candidate must meet a threshold of 67% of the endorsement votes cast by the Executive Board members. “Working families need[Read More…]

August 9, 2016 0 comments Election
Tone Deaf DNC

Tone Deaf DNC

Just a short post regarding all the brouhaha that has happened today at the start of the Democratic Convention. I want to know, just how f*cking tone deaf is the DNC? What Bernie supporters have been wanting all along is a clean election– a fair shake, and the emails demonstrate that this didn’t happen. That isn’t the worse part. What’s worse is how it is all being handled. Rather than own up to the shit[Read More…]

July 25, 2016 1 comment Vote!
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