Archive for November, 2011

Join me in Greensburg on Saturday?

A really wonderful and remarkable thing is happening in Greensburg this Saturday: their annual holiday parade! If that doesn’t really sound so remarkable, consider this. For the first time ever, the Greensburg PFLAG, Community Safe Zone project, and the Westmoreland LGBTQ Interfaith Network will be marching in the parade officially! I believe this is an awesome effort for the visibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and allied supporters in Western PA, and I want[Read More…]

November 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled Activism, general

INITIATIVE FOR TRANSGENDER LEADERSHIP COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION

An Evening for Appreciation, Entertainment and Community Building   On Friday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Union Project at 801 N Negley Avenue in East Liberty, the Initiative for Transgender Leadership (ITL), in partnership with the Union Project, will be hosting a Commencement Celebration.  ITL is inviting community members to honor the ITL’s first fellow, Rayden Sorock.  We are celebrating the completion of the inaugural 10-month fellowship program dedicated to the professional[Read More…]

November 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled general

Laws alone do not end anti-gay efforts.

The linked story is both scary to read and alarming given the general impressions about what the end of DADT would accomplish. The story is worth your time and reading on its own merits, but I also want to use it as an illustration of another point. Laws alone do not end anti-gay efforts. The legacy of DADT is an ingrained hostility to gays and a lifestyle that for years was either illegal in the[Read More…]

November 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled Activism, general

Can QUILTBAG fix Pittsburgh’s fractured LGBTQ community?

This is a far more complex issue to navigate, but I believe the solution is always to add more voices to the whole. Those more voices must come from active engagement too! It won’t happen by passively waiting to see who shows up.

November 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled Activism, general

HPTN 052 and the Black Community.

With World AIDS Day just around the corner, this article caught my attention as it speaks directly to the issue of how this specific drug (now in trials) might impact the Black community which is so heavily hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. follow the link to the entire post for an excellent read. Early HIV Drug Therapy ‘Significantly Reduces’ Transmission to Partners While the HPTN 052 trial results have been widely reported in the mainstream[Read More…]

November 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled general

Keystone Progress Releases Voter’s Guide for Coming Election.

Keystone Progress is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 General Election Edition of the Pennsylvania Progressive Voters Guide. The Voters Guide is a compilation of the endorsements and recommendations of progressive organizations across the state.  We have included 29 groups, who have made endorsements statewide and in 18 counties.  Please note that Keystone Progress does not endorse.  This Voters Guide is only a report of the endorsements of PA’s leading progressive groups.

November 2, 2011 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
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