Gay Pride

Are Delta Foundation Problems Limited to Transparency?

Are Delta Foundation Problems Limited to Transparency?

Delta Foundation has been embroiled in controversy this Pride season. It appears little Delta says can be taken as accurate information and their problems are greater than a lack of transparency.

July 7, 2015 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
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
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
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
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
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