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Archive for October, 2013
JARED SCHAAF TO BE FIRST NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIAN TO LEAD A STATEWIDE LGBT ORGANIZATION STATE COLLEGE, Pa., – The Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition (PSEC) Coordinating Committee has elected new leadership, appointed four board members, and formally announces the 2014 Youth Action Conference: Igniting a Pennsylvania Youth Movement for Trans* Justice and Freedom. At the PSEC Fall Convening held October 18-20, 2013 at Penn State – University Park, Jared Schaaf, Gannon University ‘15, of Erie, was elected[Read More…]
In the five years since the inception of thomascwaters.com, the blog has had two themes, but it is time to make that three! So beginning this evening, a new theme has been activated. There are some details to be sorted out and enhancements will be made, but please excuse any inconvenience over the next few days as I make these changes.
This message was sent out by Equality PA: Senator Toomey’s offices are open once again, and their call lines are open to hear from folks like you who support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)! That’s why we are having another day of action this Saturday to show Senator Toomey the tremendous support for ENDA in Pennsylvania. Can you join us? With no clear federal law prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or[Read More…]
Brad also seems to be on top of understanding LGBTQ issues in a big way. While Marriage Equality seems to be the trendy issue of the day, the reality is that our state is way behind others in that we don’t even offer state-wide non-discrimination protections. These protections, hate crimes legislation, anti-bullying protections- all of these need to be put in place before Marriage can be fully meaningful here in Pennsylvania.
In the past week, I have seen more beautiful, interesting, thought provoking, evocative, memorable films than perhaps the entire last year of big budget mediocrity. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the three remaining films.
I am always looking for new inspirations and individuals who push me to have more courage and be strong in expressing my voice.
The Initiative for Transgender Leadership in Pittsburgh has kicked off an innovative and exciting program which pairs trans youth with mentors and they are still accepting youth registrants for the program. A flyer is attached below which can be printed and posted. Registration deadline is November 10th even though the program begins this week. Join ITL’s PEER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM! WHO WE ARE We are a group of proactive and inclusive people who meet regularly to[Read More…]
For Wednesday, the thomascwaters.com ReelQ pick of the day, is “Southern Baptist Sissies, a film by Del Shores. Shores may be best known for Sordid Lives. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo0k66jXVGI[/youtube] For more about this film of the entire Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, check out their website.
Here was this art installation right in the middle of where people work, eat and congregate. In other words, Delta brought Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ community out in a new way for Pittsburgh.