Articles by: Thomas Waters

Diversity, Inclusion, and the Progressive Movement

Diversity, Inclusion, and the Progressive Movement

When we stop acting out of the false idea that our perspectives are broad enough to apply to everyone, and start seeking out the power of operating as a diverse and inclusive group, we will begin to make greater strides ahead as progressives.

February 26, 2017 0 comments Activism, general
Three Things You Can Do to Support Trans Youth

Three Things You Can Do to Support Trans Youth

Received this from Equality PA, and thought it was worth passing on. With the recent statement rescinding the guidance to follow Title IX (Nine) and protect transgender students from discrimination, the Trump administration is sending a message to transgender kids that the President of the United States doesn’t have their backs. Every student should be treated fairly and equally under the law, and protecting transgender students helps ensure that they have the same opportunity as[Read More…]

A Gay Man Sees “Twelfth Night”

A Gay Man Sees “Twelfth Night”

Of all the stories of love and attraction within the play, the love Antonio has for Sebastian is the only one not ridiculed or made out to be folly.

Election Grief: Turn it into action!

Concerned about the safety and well-being of the LGBTQ community? Donate and volunteer at Persad Center https://persadcenter.org/ and/or other organizations that serve our community. Worried about food insecurity? A local organization that uses social media to move access food to places and people that can use it.  Fantastic.  Check out   http://412foodrescue.org/  You can volunteer and support this organization! Committed to children’s education? Through this website – pick an educational project that inspires you and donate: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Feeling strongly about[Read More…]

November 11, 2016 0 comments general
Trump and Marriage Equality

Trump and Marriage Equality

There is a lot of chatter on Social Media about Trump ending marriage equality. In the midst of the pain and hurt so many of us are feeling, it is important not to exaggerate or make problems that don’t really exist, and this is one of them. First of all, Trump can’t simply end marriage equality. Nationally, marriage equality exists because the Supreme Court found that is was unconstitutional to keep same sex couples from[Read More…]

Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

In some real ways, this feels like deja vu to me as a blogger.  Thomascwaters.com began in ernest, in the aftermath of the 2008 election, where Obama won and Prop 8 passed. I had no idea what to do with the emotions I was feeling and the ideas flooding my brain, so I decided to pour it out into blog posts. And here I am following another major election in the same boat– overflowing with[Read More…]

November 9, 2016 0 comments Election, general
How to Find Your Polling Place

How to Find Your Polling Place

If you are unsure where to vote, you can use this link to find your polling place. https://www.iwillvote.com/home/ Here is another link for PA voters. https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx I didn’t find this link as easy to use as the “I will vote” link, but here it is anyway.

October 27, 2016 0 comments Activism, general, Vote!

Review: A Gay man sees “The Fantasticks”

I thought about this all important wall this past week, as I sat over coffee, listening to a younger friend lamenting how he can’t find anyone to date.

October 23, 2016 0 comments general

Tom Goss: Our Music and Our Stories

Tom is running a kickstarter to raise funds for two new videos. Take my lead and put a couple of bucks towards this awesome project.

October 21, 2016 0 comments general

Can Football Create a National Dialogue?

Since the controversy regarding Colin Kaepernick’s protest first arose, I’ve been thinking about a blog post, but I hadn’t quite found a way to see his actions and the controversy itself as a queer issue and one that belonged in this blog. But two things have happened to change that: A co-worker who is a friend on Facebook posted something over the weekend about how everyone ought to stand; Miami Dolphin’s owner Steve Ross has[Read More…]

September 12, 2016 0 comments Activism
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