Archive for July, 2014

Experiencing Texas: the cab ride.

Experiencing Texas: the cab ride.

So I want to tell you about my cab ride from the airport to the hotel where I learned something about race, racism, and othering.

July 26, 2014 Comments are Disabled general
A Gay Man Sees Walldogs

A Gay Man Sees Walldogs

In a very real way, the performance is about five- or an infinite number of stories- rather than the four listed, and the audience becomes the performers. I marveled at watching the performance viewers become creators, printing and coloring as they enjoyed some food, drink and company

July 26, 2014 Comments are Disabled Art, general, Review
Follow-up: transgender as disease.

Follow-up: transgender as disease.

The fringe may be on the far-right or on the far-left, but the fringe is still outside the mainstream culture where the general premise is that all persons are treated with dignity and respect.

July 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Open letter to Nelson Garcia: Transgender is not a disease.

Open letter to Nelson Garcia: Transgender is not a disease.

Everything, we experience as non-discrimination and homophobia is based on gender expression. Straight people are perfectly happy to let gay people exist in the shadows as long as we are invisible and hidden. In so many ways the LGB are more alike T than different, in my opinion.

July 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues

Will Christians give their lives to keep traditional marriage?

It is the religious status quo which has made LGBTQ Rights (because of Marriage Equality) the defining issue, and writers like Ball do a disservice by failing to recognize that.

Pittsburgh Pride After 2014

Pittsburgh Pride After 2014

We are faced over and over again with opportunities to ask what does it mean to be an LGBTQ community? As society changes the answer may change, and we need now as much as ever before to be doing the hard work to keep asking and sorting out the answers.

July 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general

Follow up: Mayor Peduto’s Announcement.

And from my perspective, the Mayor has shown by his statements following the incident and now today, that he is committed to doing things differently. This is good news for the residents of Pittsburgh! Thank you Mr Mayor!

July 17, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
Breaking News: Pittsburgh City Statement Regarding Police Incident at Pride Due Out Today.

Breaking News: Pittsburgh City Statement Regarding Police Incident at Pride Due Out Today.

Just received via Twitter the below¬†announcement. This follows a tweet I sent regarding my blog post from yesterday which went to the Mayor. I’m looking forward to reading the announcement, and appreciate the Mayor’s efforts to do things differently than they have been done in the past.

July 17, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
Is there progress on Pittsburgh’s investigation into the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride?

Is there progress on Pittsburgh’s investigation into the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride?

The real questions to be answered surround the officer’s actions. Were they justified? Did he break any policy, rule or protocol? If he did not- how is the City going to assist the residents of Pittsburgh in understanding that, and if he did, what is the City going to do about it?

July 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Race and Racism Conversation

Race and Racism Conversation

This specific conversation is focused on Race and Media: a Discussion of Fruitvale Station and 12 Years a Slave. Panelists are Billy Jackson, NOMMO Productions; Luqmon Abdus-Salaam; Darius Prier, Duquesne University; Liana Maneese; and Njaimeh Njie, Ya Momz House.

July 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
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