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Trump and Marriage Equality

Trump and Marriage Equality

There is a lot of chatter on Social Media about Trump ending marriage equality. In the midst of the pain and hurt so many of us are feeling, it is important not to exaggerate or make problems that don’t really exist, and this is one of them. First of all, Trump can’t simply end marriage equality. Nationally, marriage equality exists because the Supreme Court found that is was unconstitutional to keep same sex couples from[Read More…]

November 10, 2016 Comments are Disabled Election, general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies, Same-Sex Marriage
Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

In some real ways, this feels like deja vu to me as a blogger.  Thomascwaters.com began in ernest, in the aftermath of the 2008 election, where Obama won and Prop 8 passed. I had no idea what to do with the emotions I was feeling and the ideas flooding my brain, so I decided to pour it out into blog posts. And here I am following another major election in the same boat– overflowing with[Read More…]

November 9, 2016 Comments are Disabled Election, general
How to Find Your Polling Place

How to Find Your Polling Place

If you are unsure where to vote, you can use this link to find your polling place. https://www.iwillvote.com/home/ Here is another link for PA voters. https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx I didn’t find this link as easy to use as the “I will vote” link, but here it is anyway.

October 27, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, Vote!

Review: A Gay man sees “The Fantasticks”

I thought about this all important wall this past week, as I sat over coffee, listening to a younger friend lamenting how he can’t find anyone to date.

October 23, 2016 Comments are Disabled general

Tom Goss: Our Music and Our Stories

Tom is running a kickstarter to raise funds for two new videos. Take my lead and put a couple of bucks towards this awesome project.

October 21, 2016 Comments are Disabled general

Can Football Create a National Dialogue?

Since the controversy regarding Colin Kaepernick’s protest first arose, I’ve been thinking about a blog post, but I hadn’t quite found a way to see his actions and the controversy itself as a queer issue and one that belonged in this blog. But two things have happened to change that: A co-worker who is a friend on Facebook posted something over the weekend about how everyone ought to stand; Miami Dolphin’s owner Steve Ross has[Read More…]

September 12, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism
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 Comments are Disabled 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 Comments are Disabled 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 Comments are Disabled 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 Comments are Disabled Activism, Election, general
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