Archive for May, 2014

Equality PA Thanks Gov. Corbett for Letting Love Win

Equality PA Thanks Gov. Corbett for Letting Love Win

Ted Martin, Executive Director: “Marriage matters to all families, and we rejoice with them today.” Harrisburg – Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that he will not appeal the summary judgment overturning Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. Executive Director of Equality PA, Ted Martin reacted to the Governor’s decision: “We sincerely thank Gov. Corbett for allowing this judgment to stand. Words cannot express what this means to the loving couples and families in Pennsylvania who have[Read More…]

May 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled Same-Sex Marriage
BREAKING: “Love wins in PA!” Judge Knocks Down Ban on Same Sex Marriage in PA

BREAKING: “Love wins in PA!” Judge Knocks Down Ban on Same Sex Marriage in PA

Harrisburg – Today Judge Jones announced his decision that the Pennsylvania ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. Pending appeal from the state, Jones’ decision will allow all loving couples in Pennsylvania the freedom to marry. Ted Martin, Executive Director for Equality PA commented on Judge Jones decision: “It’s always a good day in PA when love wins. Equality PA members have been waiting for this day for a long time, and we thank Judge Jones[Read More…]

May 20, 2014 3 comments general, Same-Sex Marriage
Pennsylvania and Marriage Equality: Me and my legal husband.

Pennsylvania and Marriage Equality: Me and my legal husband.

I’ve been online for the past 40 minutes awaiting the ruling regarding same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and a little over six minutes ago, Twitter lit up with announcements that the judge had ruled Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. AS of this moment, there has been no stay requested or granted, suggesting that marriage licenses may be available very soon. Several Pennsylvania counties were making arrangements to be ready earlier today. The ACLU has announced[Read More…]

May 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, Getting Married!, Same-Sex Marriage
Progressive Pennsylvania: Get Out and Vote Tomorrow!

Progressive Pennsylvania: Get Out and Vote Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, get out and vote! Support progressive candidates and help turn Pennsylvania around.

May 19, 2014 1 comment Activism, general
The Michael Sam Kiss and Coming Out as a Process.

The Michael Sam Kiss and Coming Out as a Process.

We take some comfort in believing that we hold the ability to control when and to whom we are going to come out. But when something public, like this now famous kiss happens, the tables are turned, and we have lost a little bit of that control and the fears are more evident.

May 19, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
Broadway Bares and remembering “J.”

Broadway Bares and remembering “J.”

I hope we never stop celebrating youth, vitality, the male body, and being gay! I hope however, we couple this celebration of youth and beauty with a reminder to care about and remain connected to all of our community including those entering their senior years.

May 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Art, general
Q is for Queer

Q is for Queer

If Equality really is to mean that everyone is treated fairly and without discrimination regardless of the sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, then we must quit promoting the false dichotomy which pretends that people are either straight or gay, and referring the whole of our community by including the “Q” is a big step in that direction.

May 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled general
Tom Goss: Illuminate the Dark

Tom Goss: Illuminate the Dark

the scenarios of the video are evocative and welcome your pondering upon them. A glance outside of a restroom between two individuals is the moment that really grabbed me and shook me awake. For me the video is sad and happy, filled with love and hope and warmth. Enjoy!

May 14, 2014 Comments are Disabled general

PA Governor Election Debate Tonight.

Drexel University hosts the final PA gubernatorial debate this evening before the May 20th primary. Here’s a list of channels covering it: The debate will be streaming live via Drexel University’s website. The debate will be aired live on the following stations: PCN – Statewide WCAU – Philadelphia WFMZ – Allentown & Bethlehem WYOU – Scranton WNEP – Scranton WHTM – Harrisburg WTAE – Pittsburgh WPXI – Pittsburgh WICU – Erie WSEE – Erie WFXP[Read More…]

May 12, 2014 Comments are Disabled Election
Eurovision Triumph: Another example of non-conforming gender expression.

Eurovision Triumph: Another example of non-conforming gender expression.

the other tremendous example of diversity and gender expression part way around the globe

May 11, 2014 2 comments Art, general
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