I’ve been following the Chick-fil-A controversy this week, and wondering what I wanted to write about it. I feel as if I can’t determine what my real ‘story” is in relation to it.Most of what we see out there is a mixture of righteous indignation which is completely deserved, and bullying, which I’m not so sure about. That’s where I’ll get myself into trouble, so pretend I didn’t just say that last part. But then[Read More…]
Archive for July, 2012
The linked blog post is a wonderful post that talks about six common things ignorant Christians often say about gay people. By ignorant, I mean those who don’t really know much/ if anything about gay people. I believe the author wants to draw a distinction between this type of person, who speaks out of ignorance, and the real homophobes, who have the agenda to harm gay people by spewing hate, misinformation, and shame-based speech. The[Read More…]
I received this via email, and the story is at TPM Ryan J. Reilly July 23, 2012, 5:24 PM 300 The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has launched a formal investigation into whether Pennsylvania’s voter ID law discriminates against minorities, TPM has learned. In a letter to Pennsylvania officials on Monday, the Justice Department requested state data on registered voters as well as the state’s list of individuals with driver’s licenses and ID cards. Pennsylvania has said[Read More…]
In the past year or so (I’m sure those involved will say the process has been longer) growth and change at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) has been very apparent. An organization that once seemed to struggle with any communication past their paper newsletter, is just doing an amazing, outstanding, and awesome job and the Center is really helping to meet the needs of the community. and you can help keep that progress[Read More…]
As a progressive, I’m not so sure that the GOP is fracturing, or at least fracturing enough for my tastes. Perhaps neither Erickson nor myself realize how pervasive corporate control of government is. Any of us, who really want less government, or government that protects all Americans may be the ones wearing the blinders. The American people may have already lost control, and it isn’t to one party or the other, but to big money which has a whole different agenda than either Erickson or I would propose.
Please join the NAACP on Tuesday, July 24th, 1:00 pm, on the front steps of the State Capitol! This is a call for direct action. We need to actively voice our opposition to the new Voter ID law as well as support the NAACP and others in their suit challenging this unjust law.
The PA Voter ID law will harm LGBTQ Pennsylvanians by the way it will disenfranchise younger voters. …the very direct attack this law has upon our community by the way it impedes trans persons from voting. The person who emailed me didn’t seem to care about trans persons, a position held by too many gays and lesbians. It is difficult to say how many trans men and trans women are effected, as we don’t have any way of counting this part of our community. But this is a real and immediate issue too.
Received this via email. Note the figures below for the number of Philadelphia voters who may lack adequate ID. For the entire state, there are approximately 750,000 voters who most likely lack or will be unable to attain a valid voter ID. Please join the PA Voter ID Coalition as we open our new Operations Center Saturday July 21, 2012 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 310 W. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia Refreshments, Voter ID materials, Volunteer opportunities, Entertainment[Read More…]
Last week. I had the opportunity to tour the Allegheny County/ City of Pittsburgh 911 Center, a call center that takes 1.5 million calls a year. I was there for a tour, but also to ask questions about LGBTQ issues in relationship to the 911 services.