Archive for April, 2013

Jason Collins Comes Out: How about you?

Jason Collins Comes Out: How about you?

In families; neighborhoods; schools; businesses; organizations; churches; clubs; towns; and in any way in which we organize people- there is someone, not wanting to be the first to speak up, and today, I wonder- will you follow Collins lead and stop waiting for it to be someone else, and have it be you?

April 29, 2013 2 comments general
Art all Night 2013

Art all Night 2013

Last night, Lawrenceville, already overrun by hipsters welcomed every other creative loving person and anyone else out for a free good time. This was the 16th annual event, and you may not know it but I helped design the very first Art All Night poster. I often see a few things that really rock my art world, but this year not so much. Still it was a tremendous and fun event. I especially love standing[Read More…]

April 28, 2013 1 comment general
Breaking News:  ACLU Warns High School Principal Who Removed Transgender Pennsylvania Student from Prom King Ballot

Breaking News: ACLU Warns High School Principal Who Removed Transgender Pennsylvania Student from Prom King Ballot

Schools should be fostering an inclusive environment where all students are allowed to be themselves instead of needlessly making students feel stigmatized for being who they are.

April 26, 2013 Comments are Disabled general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Going to see Clybourne Park at the Pittsburgh Public Theater?

Going to see Clybourne Park at the Pittsburgh Public Theater?

Last month, I wrote about seeing Thurgood at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and this week, I’ll be seeing Clybourne Park and writing about it too. The two shows are utterly different, and I’m looking forward to seeing what I will find to say. One of the great advantages to living here in Pittsburgh, in my opinion, is the plethora of Arts activities and opportunities that exist. We have excellent Theater, Dance, Music, Fine Art, and every[Read More…]

April 24, 2013 3 comments general
Is the “Floyd Corkins” story a gun violence story?

Is the “Floyd Corkins” story a gun violence story?

The homo-haters have been out to get the SPLC due to their monitoring of hate and extremism. But I wonder if this is really a story about the need to stop gun violence with better laws. Floyd Corkins, the man who attempted to enter the Family Research Council’s headquarters in DC and shoot people has been sentenced to 45 years in jail.

April 24, 2013 Comments are Disabled general

Breaking News: PA Same-sex couples not penalized in tax rebate provision.

State Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., persuaded his Republican colleagues yesterday to approve an amendment that would eliminate a provision in a proposed tax law that discriminated against LGBT Pennsylvanians.

April 24, 2013 Comments are Disabled general
Philadelphia to have gender neutral restrooms in new construction

Philadelphia to have gender neutral restrooms in new construction

A proposal submitted by councilman Jim Kenney would mandate gender-neutral bathrooms in addition to men’s and women’s restrooms for any newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings and require transgender health benefits for city employees. Kenney said: It can be an awkward and embarrassing situation” for anyone who may “feel more like a woman, but can’t use the women’s room. These functions should be fair for everybody. A very true sentiment, even if his word choice[Read More…]

When Straight or Gay Doesn’t Matter

When Straight or Gay Doesn’t Matter

I’ve linked to Davev Wavey before, but it has been a long time. If you don’t follow his You Tube channel, you are missing a gem. Check him out! What I appreciate most about him, is his playfulness, and his perspective towards gay people loving and accepting themselves. He’s pretty easy to look at too. But I’m linking to this video today, because I love the interaction between these two guys- one straight and one[Read More…]

April 18, 2013 Comments are Disabled general
Marriage Bullies: Battle of the Math Symbols.

Marriage Bullies: Battle of the Math Symbols.

They want to paint their marriage as greater than our marriage. Theirs as real and ours as fake. Why do they need to do this? Because they know they have lost the battle for Marriage, and the only recourse they have now is to try and promote a segregationist type supremacy.

April 16, 2013 Comments are Disabled general
Boston Bombings

Boston Bombings

Note added 4/16/2013: As per some other websites, the photo I selected is actually quite fitting for ths blog, as it contains an out gay police officer. I chose the photo not knowing, because I thought it was especially striking as an image. I saw the first reports of the bombings at the Boston Marathon as a waited for my bus home from work today, and as I sat this evening, writing for this blog,[Read More…]

April 15, 2013 1 comment general
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