Archive for November, 2010

THE LAMBDA BASH @ THE PITTSBURGH EAGLE

Took this from Facebook.  More details and story to follow if I get more information. A GREAT PARTY FOR AN EVEN GFREATER CAUSE! WITH SPECIAL GUEST LADY BUNNY PREFORMING AT MIDNIGHT AND HOSTED BY MARSHA MONSTER MELLOW. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE LAMBDA FOUNDATIONS NEW FUND FOR GAY YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION. via Facebook (4) | THE LAMBDA BASH @ THE PITTSBURGH EAGLE.

November 14, 2010 Comments are Disabled general

What Does It Mean to Demand Equality?

But we must also recognize that times are changing, and in every civil rights movement, there were points where a few brave individuals were willing to step out and do things that other criticized as going too far or being counter productive.

November 13, 2010 1 comment general

Veterans Day: An LGBT Perspective

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.

November 11, 2010 1 comment general

Interview with Andy Hoover and Jake Kaskey on Blog Talk Radio

On Thursday, I have the great opportunity to have two of my favorite people on-line to talk about the recent elections and their impact on civil liberties including LGBT issues here in Pennsylvania. Join me and my guests, Andy Hoover and Jake Kaskey for thomascwaters.com on Blog Talk Radio. Thursday, 6:30-7PM at the link below. You can phone in and ask questions, participate in an online chat, listen live, or the show will be available[Read More…]

November 11, 2010 Comments are Disabled general

Will PA Legislators Impact Anti-Gay Bullying?

In the last two months, there has been a great deal of attention given to the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth after the suicides of several teenagers who were gay or were perceived to be gay. Sadly, the issue hit home in early November when Brandon Bitner, a 14-year-old from Middleburg, took his own life.

November 10, 2010 Comments are Disabled general

Thousands of Faxes to Boehner, Demanding Jobs

Fax Boehner Now: So, if the Republicans feel they can do better for the economy, have at it. Come on, My Speaker to be. Where are the jobs? John Boehner Battling Faxes As Voters Demand Jobs Boehner, new Speaker of the House, is battling not Democrats but fax requests today. Voters are launching a fax-John Boehner campaign today asking “where the jobs are”. In the last half hour, Twitter has been dominated with re-tweets of[Read More…]

November 9, 2010 3 comments Activism, general

Designer Nick Alan Launches Kickstarter Project for New Line

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TugZ60B94vk&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube] What now seems like a long time ago, Pittsburgh was once home to a wonderful artist/designer named Nick Alan.  I first met Nick at an open house /sale of  artwork in Lawrenceville hosted by Nick and Adam Milliron. Adam is very talented as well, but I was especially impressed with Nick’s work. Nick has since taken all that creativity off to the Big Apple, but he is about to launch a new line, and[Read More…]

November 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled general

Breaking News: Response to Beating of David Kipp: Calls for Full Investigation

In addition to a more thorough federal investigation, the groups are calling for a formalized diversity training program to be put into place for all Allegheny County employees.

November 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled general

Allegheny County Jail guards charged in beating of inmate

This is from the Post-Gazette. More to be posted on this later today: The beating became the subject of an investigation after Mr. Kipp, of Polish Hill, who had been arrested for stabbing his live-in boyfriend, showed up with severely swollen eyes and face in the jail’s medical section. There, he told Bureau of Corrections Capt. Ron Pofi and Allegheny County police Inspector Christopher Kearns he was assaulted by at least one guard. via Allegheny[Read More…]

November 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled general

Andrew Shirvell Fired from Michigan Assnt AG Position

A Michigan assistant attorney general who started a blog against the University of Michigan’s openly gay student body president has been fired, the state attorney general’s office said Monday.

November 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
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