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McDonald’s Is A Christian Kinda Place!

This US stance isn’t overtly anti-gay. They aren’t saying, “Gays- we don’t want you.” but they are saying that the only “good gay” from a marketing perspective, is an invisible one. We are happy to take your money and use you to promote our image across the globe, but we are going to claim that Christian values are more important than you.

June 16, 2010 1 comment Activism, general
Ready, Set, Pride.

Ready, Set, Pride.

For some it is all celebration. For others, it is a time when they see the worst about the LGBT community, for others it is about visibility, and others it is about activism. and a list of “what Pride means” could be pages and pages long. Some within the LGBT community live all year waiting for Pride, others abhor it, and others seek to make Pride a way to live 365 days a year.

June 6, 2010 Comments are Disabled Activism, Gay Pride

Rally, concert, parade part of gay pride festival

Here’s an article from today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for you to check it. Sara Bauknecht touches on many of  the various parts of the entire Pride week events, but there is a real focus on this Friday’s Advocacy Rally. “It’s a great time for people to come together,” said Cleve Jones, a national human rights activist and AIDS Memorial Quilt founder who grew up in Mt. Lebanon, and will speak at Friday’s rally. “It’s about visibility and[Read More…]

June 2, 2010 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, general

Bulldogs hit Aker with two-match ban over ‘gay’ comments

Not only are players coming out, but teams, and the structure of professional sports is making progress at demonstrating a lack of tolerance for intolerance, like with this story. Sports won’t become fully safe for LGBT athletes anytime soon, but these are all steps forward.

June 1, 2010 1 comment general
Is There LGBT Equality in Massachusetts?

Is There LGBT Equality in Massachusetts?

The linked blog post by Tom Lang below is a wonderful read, and talks about something I’ve written about from a general perspective before. Same-sex marriage equality is critically important to some parts of the LGBT community, but it, in and of itself does not produce equality. Even after 6 years of marriage equality there, the whole of the LGBT community remains lacking some very basic protections because a part of that whole has no[Read More…]

May 17, 2010 1 comment general, Same-Sex Marriage

Is “Hypocrite” and “Anti-Gay Crusader” mean the same thing?

There is a slogan you hear in 12 step groups- “you are only as sick as your secrets.” Come out and quit living a double life of lies. Your secrets are killing us, as well as you.

May 6, 2010 5 comments general

L+G+B+T: Does it Matter?

The method for dealing with lies and misinformation has to be to counter them by calling out the lies and offering real information instead. L+G+B+T matters when we all raise our voices together against any of the weapons of lies and misinformation directed at any of us individually.

April 27, 2010 3 comments Activism, general

NYC LGBT Center to Defy Hate Vandals

There may be a hundred different things that can be added to this list, but the important point is- do it. Don’t sit back waiting for someone else to do it.

April 25, 2010 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general
Big City or Small Town: All the Same Hate

Big City or Small Town: All the Same Hate

On the one hand, there is little connection to Beaver Falls. Where everyone just knows that you can’t hold hands. And yet, on the other hand, it is the exact same hate at work in both places. There in the big city, someone decided to remind the queers that their visibility isn’t OK with everyone.

April 15, 2010 6 comments general

CNN and the Never Ending Battle Against Homosexuality

We do not need to talk about homosexuality, but rather talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transexual.

April 12, 2010 1 comment Activism, general
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