Last night, I attended the second vigil held here...
Rosenberg names these efforts advocating for queer characters as not being meaningful political activism, and she may be right there. I’d argue that they are valuable cultural activism.
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.
I think a great start is more dialogue about the history of policing and it’s connection to slavery and the subjugation of black people.We must come to terms with this past if we are going to be able to find solutions today.
This is part 2 of a post. Here is the first part. So what needs to change about Pride because of what happened in Orlando? Or I think I’d rather ask it this way: was the LGBTQ community as well prepared as it could have been to deal with such a devastating attack on queer people? I’m not sure we were. Pride is an opportunity for the community to celebrate while remembering the history of[Read More…]
Will the Orlando massacre prompt changes for Pride here and elsewhere? That is the question that should be central and replace old resentments about Delta and Pride. What has happened in the past is the past, but we live in a different world post the loss of these 49 mostly young queer persons of color.
You help make that happen by placing in their hands exaples of how this legislation will impact their constituents.
The downside is that we are placing a lot of power in the hands of a single drug company, and I think we can be sure that decisions being made serve their financial bottom line far more than they serve the common good.
I’m not really in favor of supporting a 3rd party candidate. The chances of them getting enough votes to win is worse than your chances of winning the lottery.
The uber hardcore Clinton faction is taking every swing they can at the Bernie folks, and the Bernie or Bust folks sinking deeper into some fantasy land where they will somehow achieve something. So much is at stake in this election. These are the important issues as I see them.
Equality, diversity, and protections from discrimination have never been political/partisan issues. They are social and economic issues. Queer persons need to stop dissing corporate involvement in the queer community and start seeking ways to be in partnership with business’s efforts to achieve protections that enhance and support diversity and inclusion.
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…]
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…]
Can “Queer” remain a meaningful descripor for the diverse and inclusive rainbow community? Or is the term and idea lst its subversive quality?
Robert Hensley, who grew up in Western PA, will share his entertaining and inspiring story at The Lotus event for LGBTQIA youth and the coimmunity as a whole.
Is LGBTQIA+ Divisive or Inclusive? It means that everyone included under the rainbow umbrella must fit into some letter or symbol.
Protecting LGBT Pennsylvanians in housing and employment isn’t controversial. 78% of people across the Keystone State believe that the laws of our state should protect all hardworking people from discrimination. Pennsylvanians are ready for the laws of our state to match our values.
The Ace Hotel is hosting an evening for those who still are coping with the Orlando massacre at the Pulse night club. 7PM – JUN 28, 2016 Free and open to the public – PITTSBURGH
The language of the bill states that LGBTQ persons may not be discriminated against in housing, employment and public accommodations.
What the rest of the LGBTQIA+ community can do is make clear that all trans persons are persons of worth just as they are and that the choices they make are theirs to make with our support.
Venus in Fur is the GAYEST show about two straight people, you are ever going to come across! It is must see theater in my opinion, and everything about the show is stellar.