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Equality PA and Day of Action for #FairPA

Equality PA and Day of Action for #FairPA

PA is promoting a rally/day in Harrisburg on June 22nd. We must see full and inclusive protections that cover all LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, and anything less isn’t enough!

In the Aftermath of Orlando: Clergy and Action

In the Aftermath of Orlando: Clergy and Action

How will they, within their positions as leaders of their respective faith communities, going to take real action and inspire others to take actions that can stop the spread of hatred and violence against LGBTQIA+ persons.

Pittsburgh city-wide vigil planned for Monday.

Pittsburgh city-wide vigil planned for Monday.

A second vigil is being held in Pittsburgh to remember the many lost and harmed in the Orlando massacre that occurred so early Sunday morning. This vigil will be held on the steps of the City-County Building, as that is a location symbolic, meant to represent the city as a whole. 8PM. There are numerous reasons why I encourage you to attend. And, if you are one of my many blog readers living outside of[Read More…]

June 13, 2016 1 comment Activism, general
Orlando and the Queer Massacre

Orlando and the Queer Massacre

As a blogger, my role is to come up with words, but at the moment, I have no words to express my sadness, horror, and outrage about the Florida massacre. As happy as we want Pride to be, we must face the fact that there are people who want to kill us, simply for being who we are and because we love each other. The struggle for full equality includes a struggle for our very[Read More…]

June 12, 2016 0 comments Activism, general
Pride and Advertising

Pride and Advertising

Its Pride month and advertisers seek to display their openness to diversity and cash in on the queer dollar! Is that cynical of me? Maybe.  Either way, representations of LGBTQ persons in ads become one of the primary ways the straight majority learn about non-straight identifies, and that, in my book is a good thing. Some ads do this in a wonderful way. An ad for Colgate comes from Mexico and does an especially great[Read More…]

June 11, 2016 0 comments Activism, Gay Pride
Sanders, Clinton and Election 2016

Sanders, Clinton and Election 2016

It is hard to let go of supporting a candidate who seems so perfect like Sanders. I get that. So my hope is that over the next weeks, these Bernie or Busters will come around to see the bigger picture.

June 10, 2016 0 comments Election
Bomb Damages Target Ladies Room

Bomb Damages Target Ladies Room

We do not know that this bomb episode has anything to do with Target’s decision to all all employees and visitors to use the restroom that aligns to their gender expression.

PrEP and the Danger of Long Term Tenofovir

PrEP and the Danger of Long Term Tenofovir

Just as taking Tenofovir as HIV treatment is a long term therapy (forever, or until a better drug is on the market), PrEP is a long term, everyday therapy too. Anyone who is considering PrEP ought be looking at the whole picture, and then making the choice which s b best for them.

June 8, 2016 0 comments HIV/AIDS
Allegheny County Bar Association Presents on Trans Issues in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Bar Association Presents on Trans Issues in Pennsylvania

The Allegheny County Bar Association LGBT Rights Committee is offering a program, “Translating Transgender Issues: Understanding the Challenges Faced by Transgender Pennsylvanians” on Thursday, June 9 from 4:00 – 7:00 at the Omni William Penn.

Lawsuit claims Gilead Sciences Put Profits First

Lawsuit claims Gilead Sciences Put Profits First

But is drug development more controlled by what will impact their profit margin? Of course, drug companies like any businesses have a right to make profits, but how many billions is enough? And why aren’t HIV/AIDS activists speaking out against such profit hogging?

June 6, 2016 0 comments general, HIV/AIDS
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