As the LGBTQ community sees massive and growing cultural support for Equality, we must not turn a blind eye to the Far Right extremists who are not going to go away quietly. They believe they need Special Forces strategies, and they aren’t talking about using Prayer. They, are at war with you and I and anyone who promotes Equality.
Archive for January, 2013
In other words for example, some of these youth who self-identify as gay, also identify as lesbian, and queer. The large number of hands that go up for the first option “Gay,” may have something to do with the fact that the audience isn’t aware of what the choices may be. For example, they may anticipate that the options will only be “Gay” or “Straight.” Or it may be that to this specific audience, these terms are more fluid than they appear, and self-identity is also fluid.
Reid’s action supports the fractious two parties and take control away from the American people and their ability to control government through their right to vote. I would go so far as to say that Reid’s efforts are just as dangerous to individual voting rights as the GOP’s efforts to inhibit access to the polls.
The Creating Change conference sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is going on right now, and every year, I think that next year, I’m going to go. Truly, I am almost envious as I read friend’s Facebook posts about what they are doing there. But this year, I have a different mindset. This year, I’m glad I was right here in Pittsburgh, helping to create change locally by attending the Black and[Read More…]
As far too many queer and disenfranchised youth commit suicide, why is it that such comments go unchecked? Perhaps not unchecked. We don’t know exactly why the label dropped her. But there really is more to this story.
Idiots like Rand Paul won an election when the American People were clamoring for job creation. For the Far Right, every effort had to be made to harm the Administration. For the Far Left, Obama had not been progressive enough or fought hard enough (for example: the Public Option). And for everyone in between these extremes, the single most important agenda was the economy and job creation.
The world is too small and the number of youth who are killing each other and killing themselves too high without anyone in the public’s eye encouraging it. Azealia Banks is part of the problem harming our young people, not a part of the solution from it.
Progressives across the state and the PA Democratic Party ought to be extremely busy, doing more than ever before to set up a large enough change in coming elections to turn Pennsylvania in a new direction. Here is what I think needs to happen:
Obama gave us, gay and lesbian people, a place within the whole of the American Dream in a way that had never been articulated so clearly before.
All of us, must care about these things, and none of us can pitt one of these things against the others as more or less important. They are all apart of our journey, and all must come to be.