Archive for June, 2015

Five Ideas from Roots Pride Pittsburgh’s Town Hall

Five Ideas from Roots Pride Pittsburgh’s Town Hall

Five ideas or thoughts expressed during the Roots Pride Pittsburgh Town Hall meeting here in Pittsburgh PA.

June 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled general
Should YOU Boycott Pittsburgh Pride Events?

Should YOU Boycott Pittsburgh Pride Events?

Pittsburgh PrideFest and the PrideMarch are two events where you prompt change by being present and a part of them. We need to occupy these events and claim these spaces as fully inclusive.

June 9, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
Upcoming Meeting Possible Small Step Forward in Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

Upcoming Meeting Possible Small Step Forward in Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

I believe a planned facilitated meeting is potentially very good first step and I will publish more about it when available. But it is just one step, and much more will be needed in time. Every journey has begin some way however. The decision to bring Iggy Azalea ended up causing a reaction and that reaction is the start of a journey that may create greater inclusion, greater diversity and real respect.

June 8, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
Billy Hileman: Why I’m Not Marching

Billy Hileman: Why I’m Not Marching

I am publishing Billy Hileman’s statement about the upcoming Pride march here at as a part of the ongoing dialogue regarding Pittsburgh Pride and the Delta Foundation.

June 8, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride

Pittsburgh Councilman Gilman Issues Statement Regarding Pittsburgh Pride Controversy

Pittsburgh City Councilperson Dan Gilman issues statement regarding Pittsburgh Pride controversy.

June 8, 2015 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
The Criticisms Towards Iggy Azalea: Cultural Appropriation

The Criticisms Towards Iggy Azalea: Cultural Appropriation

Amandla Stenberg’s video is a tremendous explanation of the differentiation between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange.

June 6, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
A Gay Man Sees Buyer and Cellar

A Gay Man Sees Buyer and Cellar

The unique show is a play about Alex, an out of work actor, who takes a job for Barbra Streisand. The show is a riot of laughs and Tom Lenk, a masterful performer.

June 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled general, Review
Outrage at Delta Foundation: More than Identity Politics

Outrage at Delta Foundation: More than Identity Politics

Yes, certainly trans and queer persons of color (TQPOC) are out front, giving voice to their outrage, but with them stand many from all parts of the rainbow coalition that we call the LGBTQIA community.

June 4, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
Mixed Feelings About How Pride is being Impacted.

Mixed Feelings About How Pride is being Impacted.

In some regard, the issue was always about two things: (1) The Delta Foundation itself as well as (2) their choice of Iggy Azalea.

June 3, 2015 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride
Roots Pride Pittsburgh Releases Official Press Release

Roots Pride Pittsburgh Releases Official Press Release

The following press release from the recently formed Roots Pride Pittsburgh, and details the controversy with the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh’s recent decision to headline Pride in the Street with Iggy Azalea.

June 3, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
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