Archive for June, 2015

What Should Equality PA Focus in the Next Five Years?

What Should Equality PA Focus in the Next Five Years?

While it advances an end to discrimination, Equality PA has begun the process of asking, “What’s next?” To answer this important, strategic question, they need your input.

June 30, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
Sims, Frankel and PA Leaders Issue Statement Regarding Marriage Decision

Sims, Frankel and PA Leaders Issue Statement Regarding Marriage Decision

The time for full non-discrimination protection for all Pennsylvanians is now.

June 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies, Same-Sex Marriage
Thoughts about the Charleston massacre.

Thoughts about the Charleston massacre.

It is within this history we have to understand and see the structural and overt racism that continues in our modern world. It is against this history that people exclaim “black lives matter.”

June 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled general
This Week in HIV/AIDS, June 21, 2015

This Week in HIV/AIDS, June 21, 2015

Two scholarly papers published concurrently in Science and Cell lay out the foundation for a very promising HIV vaccine.

June 21, 2015 Comments are Disabled HIV/AIDS
Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

Heightened Scrutiny, and treating LGBT as a protected class opens the doors for full equality, and such a decision could bed part of the Supreme Courts ration ale in there decision expected before the end of the month.

June 18, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies, Same-Sex Marriage
Perspectives from PrideFest

Perspectives from PrideFest

These are examples of what Pride means, and who “makes” Pride a reality. It is not the organization, but it is the community– the people who are being with each other, and no organization can claim responsibility for that. The community will find a way to “do Pride” regardless of what an organization does or doesn’t do.

June 16, 2015 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Why Ingrid Nilsen Matters: LGBTQ Youth Today

Why Ingrid Nilsen Matters: LGBTQ Youth Today

People all the time ask what LGBTQ activists ought to work on after marriage is complete and nondiscrimination is done. We have to care more about our youth and end bullying and brutality.

June 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, general

Gratitude for my readers. 

I walked around PrideFest today, and as I did,  person after person thanked me for the writing I’ve been doing about the Pittsburgh Pride controversy. I’ve tried to write with clarity and give voice to the issues within the emotions and passionate agendas. I think my own perspective is also present, but I keep hearing that my commentary has been balanced, fair,and informative.  Few things make me, the blogger, happier than to have a reader[Read More…]

June 14, 2015 Comments are Disabled general
As it should be: Pride is complex.

As it should be: Pride is complex.

Pride is all about a conscious effort to examine the status quo and decide where to add your voice for change. For Pittsburgh Pride, in 20125, the issue is complex. Do you support Roots Pride Pittsburgh or the status quo?

June 14, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
Delta Foundation Takes Step Backwards with Nick Jonas

Delta Foundation Takes Step Backwards with Nick Jonas

The Delta Foundation has another Pride in the Street with a performer who is mostly marketed towards the gay make constituency that Delta doesn’t recognize that they cater to. This is not progress, it is the status quo.

June 13, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
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