Activism

Pride and Advertising

Pride and Advertising

Its Pride month and advertisers seek to display their openness to diversity and cash in on the queer dollar! Is that cynical of me? Maybe.  Either way, representations of LGBTQ persons in ads become one of the primary ways the straight majority learn about non-straight identifies, and that, in my book is a good thing. Some ads do this in a wonderful way. An ad for Colgate comes from Mexico and does an especially great[Read More…]

June 11, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
12 Tips to make the Most of LGBTQIA Pride

12 Tips to make the Most of LGBTQIA Pride

Here’s my list of 12 tips for making the most of LGBTQIA Pride.

June 2, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
Pgh School Board to Consider Meaningful Nondiscrimination Protections

Pgh School Board to Consider Meaningful Nondiscrimination Protections

There will be a meeting on Monday evening, where the Pittsburgh School Board will take public comment about a nondiscrimination policy that will help protect trans and gender nonconforming students.

May 20, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Equality PA Announces 2016 Endorsements

Equality PA Announces 2016 Endorsements

This year’s EQPA primary endorsements represent a mix of legislators who have a history of supporting LGBT people and candidates who would add important new voices to the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Equality PA works each year to elect candidates who support full equality for LGBT people, and this year is no exception.

March 23, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, Election
51904281 Celebrities at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York on November 9, 2015. Celebrities at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York on November 9, 2015.

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Misgendering Caitlyn Jenner

What’s ironic I think is that Babine and Western Journalism, the platform she blogs at, are perfect examples of why people chide Jenner for remaining a Republican.

February 22, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Roots Pride Pittsburgh 20126

Roots Pride Pittsburgh 20126

This Saturday, Roots Pride Pittsburgh will host a town hall meeting tgo set the stge for this year’s events in June. Roots Pride Pittsburgh kicks off 2016 with a townhall meeting. The theme of the meeting will be #whatwouldyoudoforfreedom? We will talk about how to create intentionally inclusive spaces for the entire community, as well as plan for Roots Pride 2016 Celebration and ways to get involved. Special guests to be announced! 2-5PM Carnegie Mellon[Read More…]

February 9, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
Davey Wavey and Ageism: Is he a part of the problem?

Davey Wavey and Ageism: Is he a part of the problem?

I want to weigh in on a recent Davey Wavey controversy. We have to stop beating up on younger gays just because they don’t get it 100% right. They are a part of the future and they deserve our support rather than our scorn.

February 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
Is Derogatory Name Calling a Useful Activist Tool?

Is Derogatory Name Calling a Useful Activist Tool?

I see name calling as a tool of patriarchy and white supremacy. It is an effort to enforce a power-over way of being. Even if it makes us feel good to call others names, we are simply buying into and reinforcing the same power dynamics and that doesn’t change the world.

February 3, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
When Homophobes are Hiding Homosexuals.

When Homophobes are Hiding Homosexuals.

If we attack homophobes, we are actually attacking their fear, since their fear drives them, and we should all be able to relate to being attacked while afraid.

December 21, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
Are Pride Organizations Failing the Broader LGBTQ Community?

Are Pride Organizations Failing the Broader LGBTQ Community?

And since almost none of these groups where adequately inclusive of trans persons and persons of color, they are ill-prepared to move forward on issues important to the whole of the queer community and especially these marginalized groups.

December 13, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism
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