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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
13 points to make the most of LGBTQ Pride.

13 points to make the most of LGBTQ Pride.

Every June, I post some semblance of this list. These points apply to Pride each and every year.

June 1, 2015 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Will you attend the party or the protest?

Will you attend the party or the protest?

Blogger’s note: Since I began writing this post, the protest effort has morphed into planning for an alternative e Pride called Roots Pride Pittsburgh.  If you missed it, there is a great post over at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, about the Delta Foundation’s finances. I’d encourage you to check it out. The author paints a clear picture of how the supposed goals of the group and their activities don’t seem to be aligned. I want to[Read More…]

May 24, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
Is the Wizard of Oz behind the Delta Foundation facade?

Is the Wizard of Oz behind the Delta Foundation facade?

But underneath that is a longstanding and very justified frustration with an organization run mostly by a few white persons (including Bryan) which makes itself out to appear like the all- powerful wizard.

May 22, 2015 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general
The Protest Against Delta Foundation: Why is this happening?

The Protest Against Delta Foundation: Why is this happening?

One of the single most important things that ought to grow from this protest is for people to come understand what is happening and why. We have to hear and grasp the motivations and underlying feelings if we are to move ahead and affect change that makes what comes better and more inclusive than what has been.

May 20, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
Has Delta Foundation Alienated Another Group of People?

Has Delta Foundation Alienated Another Group of People?

It isn’t a new criticism for Delta– that persons of color are overlooked and/or ignored. But to some, this latest effort feels like a slap in the face. Does Delta deserve the criticism?

May 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
Delta Foundation Seeks Your Input: Pride 2015 Theme

Delta Foundation Seeks Your Input: Pride 2015 Theme

A form on the Pittsburgh Pride web site, seeking your input fore a theme for the 2015 Pride. Delta is giving everyone a choice to self identify in whatever way feels right to them. Choices are offered for gender identity, and also for sexual orientation In terms of the theme choices, I think I can make a case fore every single one of them!

February 25, 2015 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Pittsburgh’s statement: the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride.

Pittsburgh’s statement: the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride.

On Friday, a press release was posted regarding the City’s review of allegations of police misconduct at this year’s Pittsburgh Pride. Today I want to comment on two aspects of the overall story,

September 8, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Pittsburgh Pride After 2014

Pittsburgh Pride After 2014

We are faced over and over again with opportunities to ask what does it mean to be an LGBTQ community? As society changes the answer may change, and we need now as much as ever before to be doing the hard work to keep asking and sorting out the answers.

July 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
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