Last night, I attended the second vigil held here...
Social Media was ablaze with first rumors, followed by reports that the heart throb behind Logo’s “Meeting Prince Charming,” was a sex worker in the past. The media coverage, including the gay press has been unfortunately pretty negative and stigmatizing, which is surprising for 2016. You would hope we have come a lot further along than that. From Mic: Gay sites like Unicorn Booty and Next posted pictures of Robert Sepulveda Jr.’s former Rentboy.com profile,[Read More…]
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 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.
This focus on a future vote dismisses and abandons the only important election, which was the one that elected the existing president and congress.
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.
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…]
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.
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