Archive for April, 2011

Tennessee Republicans Move To Take Away Voter’s Rights

It is one thing to pass laws that discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans persons. That is obnoxious, but legislative bodies can do that. It is a whole other thing for Republicans at the state-level to pass legislation that stops people in cities and counties from making their own choices about equality and fairness. It is un-American and anti-democratic. It’s the GOP’s new strategy working here in Tennessee and also their tactic in Michigan.[Read More…]

April 26, 2011 Comments are Disabled general

Boehner Changes Tune on Goverment Revenue

This snip is from LezGetReal blog. Link is below: In an ABC News interview, John Boehner agreed that the massive, billions-of-dollars worth of subsidies and special tax perks given to the oil companies may need trimming. “It’s certainly something we should be looking at. We’re in a time when the federal government’s short on revenues. They ought to be paying their fair share.” Excu-u-u-u-se me? “Short on revenues”? This from the man who keeps saying[Read More…]

April 26, 2011 Comments are Disabled general

4 Reasons Queers Should Care About the Birthers

Today, I want to lay out 4 very clear reasons why Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Americans need to be alarmed at the Birthers and their influence in our government, and especially the role they will play in the next Presidential race of 2012. In some regard, it isn’t just the Birthers, but the Tea Party more generally, but the Birthers, as a group offer some clearly identifiable issues to consider, and are closely[Read More…]

April 25, 2011 2 comments general

Who Will Defend Discrimination Today?

How can this conservative movement claim to be all about the budget and cutting spending and yet, agree to pay an outside lawyer $520 per hour? It accentuates what many of us have been saying all along, that the Tea Party is a small (but loud) group of folks who are being used by the Republican Party which really only cares about Social conservatism and issues that harm the poor, women, and other marginalized people like the LGBT community.

April 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled general, Same-Sex Marriage

Poor Dining Experience at the Common Plea

I had one of the poorest dining experiences last evening and wanted to write about it and alert my readers so they can avoid such an experience. The restaurant where this lousy dining experienced happened was the Common Plea in downtown Pittsburgh. Brad ad I were at an event, and had planned to eat in Market Square, using a Living Social deal he had purchased and was about to expire. we arrived in Market Square,[Read More…]

April 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled general

Persad Ticket Giveaway

Persad’s big fundraiser, Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art is coming up, and they have a ticket giveaway going on via Facebook! Follow the link below, check out the file; answer some questions and have a chance to win tickets! The party is always one of the “don’t miss” Spring events in Pittsburgh! See you there!   Facebook Ticket Giveaway (1).

April 19, 2011 Comments are Disabled Art, general

Ten Years Of Marriage Equality In Netherlands

Perhaps the single most important work of activists and advocates for Full Equality is to counter the lies and misinformation with truth about what real gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans persons are like. The more we are out and proud- the more people see us and our lives as they are, the harder it will be for the general public to see us as different.

April 18, 2011 Comments are Disabled general, Same-Sex Marriage

Why Is Pat Toomey Lying?

I received an email today from my Senator, Pat Toomey, which contains an outright lie. Misinformation- the kind far-right social issue activists use to distort reality. I recognize your concern with potential reductions to federal funding for organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Although your views are well taken, I believe that the federal government should not be subsidizing an organization that performs abortions with taxpayer dollars, especially when we are running up record deficits. The[Read More…]

April 18, 2011 2 comments general

Equality PA Issues Candidate Endorsements

Today, Equality PA, a state-wide LGBT Rights organization issued their candidate endorsements. This is the first time this organization has undertaken an endeavor like this.

April 13, 2011 2 comments general

Will LGBT Voters Help Re-elect Obama?

Segal’s piece should be “required reading” to help dispel the myth that this President hasn’t been tremendous on our issues. Any person who says otherwise, really doesn’t know what they are talking about. Will the GLBT community hear the truth in Segal’s words?

April 11, 2011 Comments are Disabled general