Archive for April, 2014

Jo Becker’s Book on ‘The Fight for Marriage Equality’ and revisionist history.

Michelangelo Signorile writes a great column detailing the problems with Jo Becker’s new book, and I suggest you read it all. I’ve detailed only a bit here: The most egregious problem with Jo Becker’s new book, Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, isn’t the omissions, which many critics have focused on in the past week. The omissions problem is pretty egregious, however, so let’s deal with it first, because it’s a criticism[Read More…]

April 28, 2014 Comments are Disabled general
Trans issues vs Trans persons.

Trans issues vs Trans persons.

Advocating for trans persons is also about advocating for Economic Equality for all as well as for an end to discrimination in hiring and employment.

April 27, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Does Parody Become a Capital Offense?

Does Parody Become a Capital Offense?

The video is one of the latest installments in a recently ongoing anti-drag skirmish started by a transgender blogger. The whole little battle is both infuriating and interesting, but at the root of it, is the notion that there are words that drags can’t use because they are cis and not trans.

Meet and Greet for Rob McCord in Pittsburgh

Meet and Greet for Rob McCord in Pittsburgh

a meet and greet for one of the candidates for PA Governor, Rob McCord to be held Saturday evening in Pittsburgh. McCord received the 2014 endorsement from the Steel City Stonewall Democrats

Is Pennsylvania prepared for Marriage Equality by June?

Is Pennsylvania prepared for Marriage Equality by June?

It is conceivable that a judge could rule before the end of May and Same-sex marriage could be legal in the State of Pennsylvania before the start of June. This move was made possible in part because both sides, the ACLU as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania both agreed to allow the judge to rule based only on the briefs files and without a trial.

April 21, 2014 2 comments general, Same-Sex Marriage
Changing Thoughts on Transgender.

Changing Thoughts on Transgender.

What I guess I can’t buy into is that replacing one binary (male/female) with a different binary (trans/cis) accomplishes anything. It just replaces one social construct with another equally limiting and patriarchal construct.

April 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
Breaking News: PGH Councilman Gilman Introduces Measure Supports Re-Evaluating FDA Ban

Breaking News: PGH Councilman Gilman Introduces Measure Supports Re-Evaluating FDA Ban

Outdated policy turns away gay and bisexual men from being a full part of the donor pool. Lifting even just the blood donation ban could increase the blood supply to 219,000 pints of blood.

April 14, 2014 Comments are Disabled general
Chelsea Manning and the meaning of Pride.

Chelsea Manning and the meaning of Pride.

Today few members of the LGBTQ community make that struggle for Justice and Equality so visible. Recognizing Chelsea Manning as Grand Marshall links us to our past and reminds us of how far we’ve come as well as how far we have to go.

April 12, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
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