Archive for December, 2012

Top 10 Gay News Stories of 2012: What did I say?

The Advocate’s top 10 news stories for 2012 has been published, and I thought it would be interesting to see which if any, I have written about and, and in hindsight, would I have written anything differently.

December 31, 2012 Comments are Disabled general
Pitt Trans Issue: biggest Pittsburgh LGBT story of the year.

Pitt Trans Issue: biggest Pittsburgh LGBT story of the year.

A controversy surrounding trans accommodations made my top 12 list of posts at #5 and #2. Not only is it the most important local story, but the basic issues of trans accommodations will grow into one of the mot significant queer issues nationally, and could mean the end of the LGBT moniker. As gays and lesbians get closer to full equality, they seem poised to leave the Trans community behind as issues of sex, gender,and public privacy collide.

December 30, 2012 Comments are Disabled general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
2012 Posts in Review

2012 Posts in Review

Every year I look back over the content I have written and look to see which posts grab the most attention. I’d like to mention the 12 posts that received the most number of hits.

December 27, 2012 1 comment general
2012 Blog Post Countdown Begins This Week!

2012 Blog Post Countdown Begins This Week!

Each year, I have counted down the most popular of my blog posts for the year. This year, I’ll countdown the 12 most popular, based on comments, and site traffic. Do you have a post or two that you liked the most from the past year? Let me know and I’ll see if they are in the top 12 list!

December 17, 2012 Comments are Disabled general
thomascwaters.com Selected as Beacons of Equality Finalist!

thomascwaters.com Selected as Beacons of Equality Finalist!

We were especially impressed with your firm stance against bigotry in American institutions. This recognition is our way to thank you for everything that you have done to help advance LGBT rights in society.

December 14, 2012 7 comments Activism, general
Tea Party Patriots: Whose “American Dream” is it anyway?

Tea Party Patriots: Whose “American Dream” is it anyway?

I get emails from the Tea Party Patriots, and today’s email claims they are trying to save The American Dream. I want to know whose dream they are talking about, because my dream and theirs may not be the same one. The Tea Party Patriots is really a fake astro-turf big money GOP driven messaging spin that pretends to look like a grassroots effort. In this “plan”, that they call comprehensive, there is no real[Read More…]

December 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled general
Breaking News: Merck Foundation Stops Funding Boy Scouts

Breaking News: Merck Foundation Stops Funding Boy Scouts

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. AP — Mercks charitable foundation has stopped giving money to the Boy Scouts of America.The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the companys nondiscrimination policy.The foundation says it will reconsider giving money to the Boy Scouts if they change their policy on sexual orientation. This is big news! The Merck Foundation has decided to stop funding the Boy[Read More…]

December 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled general
Now that marriage is the ONLY  gay issue…

Now that marriage is the ONLY gay issue…

Or it could be on a path of hammering the status quo into stone. Remember the Ten Commandments? Look at who is sitting on the Supreme Court. Does this look like a body of individuals intent on pushing equality forward at anytime let alone in the highly charged current political environment?

December 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, Same-Sex Marriage

Breaking News: SCOTUS to hear same-sex marriage cases

From the SCOTUSBlog: The Court has announced that it will review the constitutionality of both the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. The Court did not act today on the petition involving a challenge to Arizona’s Section O.

December 7, 2012 1 comment general, Same-Sex Marriage
Is War a Queer Issue?

Is War a Queer Issue?

I received info about this exhibition on the “queer-events” list, and it got me thinking about the question: is war a queer issue? I hope you think about the question and post your ideas as comments to the blog post.

December 5, 2012 1 comment Activism, Art, general
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