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Why Do We Stigmatize Gay Sex Workers?

Why Do We Stigmatize Gay Sex Workers?

Social Media was ablaze with first rumors, followed by reports that the heart throb behind Logo’s “Meeting Prince Charming,” was a sex worker in the past. The media coverage, including the gay press has been unfortunately pretty negative and stigmatizing, which is surprising for 2016. You would hope we have come a lot further along than that. From Mic: Gay sites like Unicorn Booty and Next posted pictures of Robert Sepulveda Jr.’s former Rentboy.com profile,[Read More…]

August 31, 2016 0 comments general, Homosexual
Pittsburgh: Don’t Miss Jeremiah Clark!

Pittsburgh: Don’t Miss Jeremiah Clark!

I first heard Jeremiah a number of years ago, and I’ve always been blown away by the passion that fills his songs and music. Jeremiah puts his whole self out there on the stage, and that leads to a wonderful experience for any audience member.

August 31, 2016 0 comments general
We won’t see queer visibility if we don’t ask for it!

We won’t see queer visibility if we don’t ask for it!

Rosenberg names these efforts advocating for queer characters as not being meaningful political activism, and she may be right there. I’d argue that they are valuable cultural activism.

August 26, 2016 0 comments general
Trump, Elections, and LGBTQ Rights

Trump, Elections, and LGBTQ Rights

The two ways to threaten progress for LGBTQ Rights is to allow Trump to be elected, or to take votes away from Clinton and diminish the size of her lead, thus impacting the ability to win back the Senate and the House.

August 21, 2016 0 comments Activism, Election, general
A Deeper look at Queer

A Deeper look at Queer

Can “Queer” remain a meaningful descripor for the diverse and inclusive rainbow community? Or is the term and idea lst its subversive quality?

July 18, 2016 0 comments general
Robert Hensley to Share His Story at The Lotus

Robert Hensley to Share His Story at The Lotus

Robert Hensley, who grew up in Western PA, will share his entertaining and inspiring story at The Lotus event for LGBTQIA youth and the coimmunity as a whole.

July 17, 2016 0 comments general
Three Days of Heartache and Loss

Three Days of Heartache and Loss

I think a great start is more dialogue about the history of policing and it’s connection to slavery and the subjugation of black people.We must come to terms with this past if we are going to be able to find solutions today.

July 8, 2016 0 comments general
Is LGBTQIA+ Divisive or Inclusive?

Is LGBTQIA+ Divisive or Inclusive?

Is LGBTQIA+ Divisive or Inclusive? It means that everyone included under the rainbow umbrella must fit into some letter or symbol.

July 4, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
How Pride Needs to Change Post Orlando

How Pride Needs to Change Post Orlando

This is part 2 of a post. Here is the first part. So what needs to change about Pride because of what happened in Orlando? Or I think I’d rather ask it this way: was the LGBTQ community as well prepared as it could have been to deal with such a devastating attack on queer people? I’m not sure we were. Pride is an opportunity for the community to celebrate while remembering the history of[Read More…]

June 30, 2016 3 comments Gay Pride, general
Pittsburgh Pulse Action Event

Pittsburgh Pulse Action Event

The Ace Hotel is hosting an evening for those who still are coping with the Orlando massacre at the Pulse night club. 7PM – JUN 28, 2016 Free and open to the public – PITTSBURGH

June 26, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
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