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2012 Posts in Review

2012 Posts in Review

Every year I look back over the content I have written and look to see which posts grab the most attention. I’d like to mention the 12 posts that received the most number of hits.

December 27, 2012 1 comment general
Who answers when you call 911?

Who answers when you call 911?

Last week. I had the opportunity to tour the Allegheny County/ City of Pittsburgh 911 Center, a call center that takes 1.5 million calls a year. I was there for a tour, but also to ask questions about LGBTQ issues in relationship to the 911 services.

July 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled general

Video from the Pittsburgh Vigil for Mollie and Mary


July 3, 2012 Comments are Disabled Activism, general


Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced the creation of the City’s first-ever Civic Leadership Academy, a free 10-week course designed to educate residents about local government in the City of Pittsburgh.

July 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled general

Hands Palm-to-Palm for Pride

I’m especially touched by the wording here, as it suggests a Buddhist mind set. Here, we are talking about the Pittsburgh Pride walk instead of a Pride march. A walking meditation is a part of many Buddhist’s daily practice, and in this way brings their practice to Pride as well as takes Pride back into a daily practice. Walking, accurately describes the practical activity too, and suggests taking a slower pace, and using that time to be very present in the action of being a part of the whole experience.

June 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled Gay Pride, 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
Does Bloomfield Hate the Gays Now?

Does Bloomfield Hate the Gays Now?

I think there are some who do not feel they have an adequate voice within the larger LGBT community. It may be real or only perceived, but that doesn’t matter in some regard. These individuals feel as if the “Gay Community” in the broadest sense of what it is, doesn’t represent them, or give their voice and needs agency.

June 5, 2010 25 comments Activism, Gay Pride, general

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


The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Jason Crighton has been hired as a Field Organizer for the Western Pennsylvania Advocacy Alliance.

May 17, 2010 1 comment general

Gay-Bashing and a Safe Community

But what are the “take home” messages from what happened in Bloomfield (both the beating and the rally), and how do we see continuing benefits for our diverse community and the city as a whole? So here are my take home messages.

May 7, 2010 5 comments Activism, general