Gay Pride

Follow up: Mayor Peduto’s Announcement.

And from my perspective, the Mayor has shown by his statements following the incident and now today, that he is committed to doing things differently. This is good news for the residents of Pittsburgh! Thank you Mr Mayor!

July 17, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
Breaking News: Pittsburgh City Statement Regarding Police Incident at Pride Due Out Today.

Breaking News: Pittsburgh City Statement Regarding Police Incident at Pride Due Out Today.

Just received via Twitter the below¬†announcement. This follows a tweet I sent regarding my blog post from yesterday which went to the Mayor. I’m looking forward to reading the announcement, and appreciate the Mayor’s efforts to do things differently than they have been done in the past.

July 17, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride
Is there progress on Pittsburgh’s investigation into the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride?

Is there progress on Pittsburgh’s investigation into the police incident at Pittsburgh Pride?

The real questions to be answered surround the officer’s actions. Were they justified? Did he break any policy, rule or protocol? If he did not- how is the City going to assist the residents of Pittsburgh in understanding that, and if he did, what is the City going to do about it?

July 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Black Civil Rights and Gay Civil Rights

Black Civil Rights and Gay Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s was one piece in a larger struggle against racism which is and must be ongoing. Today LGBTQ persons label ours as a civil rights movement is to accomplish legal and legislative changes similar to those which were achieved by the African American Civil Rights Movement.

July 12, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Was there Police Brutality at Pittsburgh Pride 2014?

Was there Police Brutality at Pittsburgh Pride 2014?

Ultimately, what can be done to insure that the LGBTQ community receives the appropriate treatment and support of the Pittsburgh Police in each and every situation?

June 16, 2014 4 comments Gay Pride, general
Can Pride help us refocus LGBTQ efforts?

Can Pride help us refocus LGBTQ efforts?

The idea of “winning” and beating down our opponents is a powerful desire that many appreciate. And here I am claiming that it is the wrong way to go. Empowering people is the real path to success, even if it is hard at some points to see the progress or success it is causing.

June 14, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Thomas’ 10 Tips for Getting the Most from Pride

Thomas’ 10 Tips for Getting the Most from Pride

Remember that the real value of Pride, isn’t just what happens at Pride or during Pride month, but the value is found in the ways we carry that celebration, energy, resolve, self awareness and love into the entire rest of the year and all aspects of our life! Now, get out there and make the most of Pride!

June 12, 2014 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general
Chelsea Manning and the meaning of Pride.

Chelsea Manning and the meaning of Pride.

Today few members of the LGBTQ community make that struggle for Justice and Equality so visible. Recognizing Chelsea Manning as Grand Marshall links us to our past and reminds us of how far we’ve come as well as how far we have to go.

April 12, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride, general
Delta Foundation Sheds Partyboy Image by Calling for Riot!

Delta Foundation Sheds Partyboy Image by Calling for Riot!

When you call gathering some people together for a rally a RIOT, you dismiss and offend Queer History and the hundreds if not thousands of folks in the past who didn’t have the freedoms and fairness we share today. When you call gathering some people together for a rally a RIOT you disrespect the way the queers in 1969 placed EVERYTHING ON THE LINE to demand change and the most basic fairness.

June 21, 2013 3 comments Activism, Gay Pride, general
Pittsburgh Pride, Delta Foundation, and the Bigger Picture

Pittsburgh Pride, Delta Foundation, and the Bigger Picture

Pride: Pittsburgh will have celebrated, danced, marched, networked, and there was probably some other fun stuff in there too. We are now just another part of the rich tapestry of neighborhoods and people that make up what we call Western PA. Not only is Pittsburgh used to us, but they embrace us and love us and want to show off their pride in us, and pride in the way we are an integral part of the whole.

June 15, 2013 3 comments Gay Pride, general
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