Time will tell how these laws pan out. Some believe they will be ruled unconstitutional, others see a very long road ahead to undo the damage they are now doing. Time will tell.
Archive for March, 2015
Police announce bodies of Andre Gray and Paul Kochu found in West VA- no further details released.
This Philadelphia Magazine article is a must read for anyone who struggles to understand the concept of privilege and especially male privilege. The other day, I had a discussion on Whisper (I know, not a bastion for level headed dialogue) with someone who thought feminism was just a fancy word for female whining about men. We sent cordial, respectful, and honest messages back and forth for quite a while as they finally came around and[Read More…]
Franco has identity (how a person self identifies), orientation (one’s biological/organic predisposition), and expression (one’s gender presentation in relation to gender norms) mixed up and treating them s if they are one and the same thing.
Many people within the LGBTQ movement can be seen as hindering progress towards full equality every bit as much as Dolce and Gabbana.
At some point, we will have a calculation a little more complex than pi perhaps, which helps us describe sexual orientation in the way pi helps us describe a perfect circle. We aren’t there yet. Science isn’t there yet, and the calculation hasn’t yet been worked out, but in time, it will.
Even on days when I’m barely breathing, I think it is an extremely small price to have paid to still be alive! I have lived and am continuing to live such a tremendous and exciting and rewarding journey, and I shudder at how quickly and easily my life almost ended because I wanted it to stop.
If we focus only on race and issues of black and white and never address privilege and power, we will never succeed at ending this type of behavior and will never bring about real mutual respect and celebration of diversity.
All senses of homophobia revolve around rigid notions of masculinity and what it means to be a real man. The recent news about Billy Bean, Daniel Murphy, and Russell Tovey illustrate this idea.
New Voices Pittsburgh offering first New Voices LGBTQ Leadership Institute for LGBTQ people of color, taking place on Wednesdays March 25 – April 29, 2015.