Let’s stop feeding into the false truths of those who seek to oppress us and reframe the dialogue around sexual orientation. Let’s begin to work against heteronormative privilege, rather than for Gay Rights where we exclude those who don’t identify as gay.
Archive for September, 2013
Also published today, are reports that the ACA will cost less than previously anticipated. And the battle for the GOP continues… with the American People the real winners in the end.
If you want to do something to improve the LGBTQ community, go have coffee with some one from a different group or organization. Spend an hour listening and sharing honestly. No talking about or at each other. The whole community thanks you in advance.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17 – State Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, plan to introduce a bipartisan bill to protect Pennsylvania children by banning mental health providers from engaging in anti-gay “conversion therapy” for minors. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, D-Phila./Delaware, recently introduced a similar bill (S.B. 872). “Just last month, New Jersey’s Republican governor and Democratic legislature worked together to ban this practice. The governor there cited ‘a litany of potential ill effects[Read More…]
After we left the restaurant, and I was climbing into my car, he said something about how everything was looking up for me. The new car, work, my health.. and he said, “and your getting married!” with a big happy smile on his face.
State-wide progress requires state-wide work, state-wide coalition building, state-wide communication and state-wide cooperation. All Pennsylvanians who care about Fairness and Equality must be willing to listen to one another, understand the various factors at work in different parts of the state and together seek solutions.
So, reliance upon “Gay” as an identifier fits well into our known experience of advocacy and legislative advances even as it fails to speak to the real culprit causing a lack of Equality.
This morning I received a Facebook chat message from Michael Lucas. He wanted to know why I was still friending a Russian gay activist, Nikolay Alexeyev: Sorry to bother, but how can you still be friends with Nikolay Alexeyev after his Jew hating remarks on FB? http://americablog.com/2013/09/russian-gay-activist-alexeyev-huge-new-anti-semitic-meltdown-facebook-twitter.html I friended Alexeyev after the news about Russia’s Gay Propaganda law started to dominate LGBT news. While some were calling for the IOC to pull the Winter Olympics out of[Read More…]