Activism

Pittsburgh Council Members Honor Stonewall Riots: 50th Anniversary with Press Conference

Pittsburgh Council Members Honor Stonewall Riots: 50th Anniversary with Press Conference

Pittsburgh, PA- Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25th at 9:00 a.m. on the City-County Building’s Portico, City Councilperson Erika Strassburger and Council President Bruce A. Kraus will stand in solidarity with community leaders to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a landmark event in the struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights. Also, Councilperson Strassburger, Council President Kraus, and the City’s Commission on Human Relations will announce the introduction of legislation to strengthen local protections against discrimination based[Read More…]

The first Pride was a a riot? Really?

The first Pride was a a riot? Really?

It isn’t hard to find memes and T-shirt’s, that announce Pride month by claiming that “the first Pride march was a riot.” This is true in some regards and misleading in others. We celebrate Pride in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York City. A police raid on the Stonewall Inn in the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969 set off riots over multiple nights and is considered today to be the[Read More…]

June 7, 2019 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Will Gays Ever Stop Attacking Each Other Over Positive Stuff?

Will Gays Ever Stop Attacking Each Other Over Positive Stuff?

You and I have very different ideas about what canonization looks like.  In my opinion, we need to spend more time and energy recognizing, praising and supporting all of the actions of others that fight homophobia, racism and all of the status quo that perpetuates the suffering you speak of.

January 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled Activism
Breaking: Ted Martin to step down from Equality PA

Breaking: Ted Martin to step down from Equality PA

Received this press release: HARRISBURG, Pa. – At its board of directors meeting on June 4, 2017, the Board of Directors of Equality Pennsylvania accepted the resignation of Executive Director Ted Martin.  Martin’s last day with the organization will be June 30, 2017. “It has been a tremendous honor for me to serve as executive director. I never foresaw myself staying for seven years back in 2010, but I am glad I did,” said Martin.[Read More…]

June 9, 2017 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
Memorial Day: Leonard Matlovich

Memorial Day: Leonard Matlovich

We know about Leonard Matlovich because he outed himself, but there are thousands and thousands of lesbian, gay, bi and trans persons who have served and died for our country and the cause of Freedom and Democracy

May 29, 2017 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
Pittsburgh Pride: The Resistance Is Progressive

Pittsburgh Pride: The Resistance Is Progressive

We (queer activists) aren’t acting for the whole of the queer community or marginalized communities if we are calling for gay rights at the expense of clean drinking water, unpolluted land, and the constant feeding of high profits to the companies that cause environmental damage.

May 28, 2017 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general

Pittsburgh Pride: The Resistance Will be Publicized.

Pittsburgh City Paper recently published a story, by Rebecca Addison, titled, “Members of Pittsburgh LGBT community criticize EQT sponsorship of Pride Parade.” In it she details the issues some in the LGBTQ community have with the Delta Foundation, and highlights a counter march being organized in protest of the linkage of the (formerly called Pride March) EQT Equality March. Some question why confront Delta and raise criticism directly before Pride month. The folks who feel[Read More…]

May 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
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 Comments are Disabled 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…]

February 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Activism, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
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 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, Vote!
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