Archive for September, 2012

Gay groom, Grindr, and guys.

Gay groom, Grindr, and guys.

The Gay Groom has a blog post last week about Grindr, sparked by the comments, earlier this week, made by Paris Hilton. Honestly, I saw the headlines in my RSS reader about Hilton, and simply ignored them as there was too much else going on, with my partner having surgery, work being busy, and there being a plethora of stuff to be ready for the November election. So, I enjoyed reading a lighter take by[Read More…]

September 24, 2012 Comments are Disabled general

Can a Romney White House do the hard work of being President?

I haven’t commented about the recent flack over Romney’s attack against the Obama Administration, but Kevin Drum’s post prompts me to add some thoughts. This was no late-night, one-person screwup that Romney then felt he had to stand behind. It was a carefully calculated statement drafted by Romneys entire team and then signed off on by Romney himself. Even with his whole staff beavering away on this, apparently not a single person pointed out that[Read More…]

September 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled Election

QUILTBAG is Coming Back!

I think QUILTBAG is one of the most exciting changes to the Pittsburgh LGBTQ community building and activism efforts! I believe this because QUILTBAG is grassroots! Because QUILTBAG is full of passion! Because QUILTBAG is full of honesty and real desire for a better community that includes everyone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer and all those who choose not to fit into a label but who are a part of our whole community. Join the Quiltbag Facebook group! Get engaged in real change. You can make it happen.

September 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled Activism, general

No LGBT Votes for the GOP!

As if the GOP Party Platform wasn’t enough, some LGBT persons feel they can still support the GOP’s presidential candidate and his running mate. They claim that the two men are really separated from a party “document” which isn’t all that important. But the reality is that neither Romney or Ryan can be seen as very pro-LGBT. What I find so alarming is that we have tried for a long long time to pass ENDA.[Read More…]

September 6, 2012 Comments are Disabled Activism, Election, general
Joe Christopher: Every Loss Matters.

Joe Christopher: Every Loss Matters.

Many young folks Joe’s age simply get caught up in the club scene, yet Joe was truly a mover and a shaker. He was smart, pleasant, handsome, successful and a real inspiration. As a Facebook friend, I sometines noticed whatever was going on for him, and often something he would post would touch me deeply. In that indirect way, he always reminded me to continue to try and do my part to make the world a better place. I valued his openness and honesty, and I will surely miss him.

September 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled general
The Fallacy of Third Party Candidates impacting Elections.

The Fallacy of Third Party Candidates impacting Elections.

The biggest issue for the fallacy of a third party candidate during a presidential election is the failure to remember, that we the people don’t really elect our president. The Electoral College does that, and for a third party candidate to get enoug votes to win the college is, well… Impossible. If anyone wants to argue with that, feel free. I’ll happily read your rationale. And I’ll admit I’m wrong, if I am. But I’m not.

September 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled Election, general
A gay guy’s thoughts about Labor Day.

A gay guy’s thoughts about Labor Day.

So, we too often fail to recognize our similarity with the average Union worker, and turn a blind eye to the way they are still fighting for full equality and fairness. Like women, immigrants and minorities, laborers have been under fierce attack too. Surprisingly the tactics used to steal fairness from workers are the same as those used to deny us full equality.

September 3, 2012 Comments are Disabled general
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