Archive for February, 2013

Three Reasons Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Has Been Missing

Three Reasons Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Has Been Missing

Luke would be holding a press conference and make a major announcement, but no announcement materialized. So, here my guesses as to the three top reasons Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has been missing.

February 28, 2013 1 comment general
BREAKING: MAYOR LUKE RAVENSTAHL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING?

BREAKING: MAYOR LUKE RAVENSTAHL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING?

The news outlets are announcing that a statement from the Mayor may be coming shortly? From CBS Affiliate KDKA: At that time he could announce that he will finish out his term, but not run for re-election and retire from politics. Currently he’s locked in a primary election battle with controller Michael Lamb, and Councilman Bill Peduto. Sources say the mayor could also announce that he is stepping down under the strain of the current[Read More…]

February 28, 2013 Comments are Disabled general
First Entertainer During Pride in Pittsburgh Announced!

First Entertainer During Pride in Pittsburgh Announced!

RuPaul’s Drag Race has brought new attention to Drag, which has grown and evolved in exciting ways. At one time, it may have been the form of gay entertainment, where today there are lesbian, gay, bi, trans and gender nonconforming entertainers in all sorts of mediums and venues. Still Drag is poignant and meaningful in the ways it uses Gender, to express power, roles, and and ideas.

February 24, 2013 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Gender Identity and the ability to read.

Gender Identity and the ability to read.

Those who seek to discriminate against trans persons never cease to amaze me, and this time, it seems to me that they can not read. Or comprehend what they read? Emphasis is mine: The student does not need a doctor’s or parent’s note or anything else other than their own statement that they are the opposite sex that they appear to be. The document reads: “The responsibility for determining a student’s gender identity rests with[Read More…]

February 21, 2013 Comments are Disabled Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Sexual Orientation, Choice, and Minority Status

Sexual Orientation, Choice, and Minority Status

The “fundamental principle” that Civil Rights leaders fought for is quite simple. No one group of individuals has a right to decide to discriminate against another identifiable group simply because they don’t approve or like that other group.

February 19, 2013 Comments are Disabled American Theocracy: Analyzing the Religious Right, general
What God Reserves: at least according to the Homo-haters.

What God Reserves: at least according to the Homo-haters.

For me, that is the dividing line between Christians and Christianists. The former walk their own walk while the latter attempt to control others.

February 18, 2013 Comments are Disabled American Theocracy: Analyzing the Religious Right, general
Immigration and the American Theocracy

Immigration and the American Theocracy

But in Reed’s use of scripture is a darker motivation, the destruction of a Constitionally based legal system in the US. Our legal system grows from the Engliush legal system, and connected to the earlier Roman legal system. It isn’t connected at all to a Hebrew-religious set of laws.

Ending The Boy Scout Gay Ban Is More Important Than Gay Marriage.

Ending The Boy Scout Gay Ban Is More Important Than Gay Marriage.

Othering, requires identifying “same or different,” and this poses real issues for gays and lesbians. We are very much the same and yet we are also very different. I think this has stopped us at times from effectively fighting back against the Homo-haters, because we have fought internally about what being same or different means for our own identity.

February 16, 2013 Comments are Disabled general
Equality Pennsylvania lauds growth of LGBT Equality Caucus and releases new poll Nearly 7 in 10 back equal civil rights; More than 60% GOP support on two key bills

Equality Pennsylvania lauds growth of LGBT Equality Caucus and releases new poll Nearly 7 in 10 back equal civil rights; More than 60% GOP support on two key bills

Today, the Pennsylvania legislature’s LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership for the new session. The Caucus stands at 58 members, doubling in membership from last year

February 13, 2013 Comments are Disabled general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Outrageous, Xtreme, or Unbelievable?

Outrageous, Xtreme, or Unbelievable?

I found this really intriguing, given that Outrageous Bingo is the primary fundraiser for two other Pittsburgh organizations- the Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) and Shephard Wellness Center. There is a long, long history of tension and strained feelings between Delta and the GLCC, that I think each group blames the other for starting.

February 13, 2013 2 comments general
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