The idea of “winning” and beating down our opponents is a powerful desire that many appreciate. And here I am claiming that it is the wrong way to go. Empowering people is the real path to success, even if it is hard at some points to see the progress or success it is causing.
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Remember that the real value of Pride, isn’t just what happens at Pride or during Pride month, but the value is found in the ways we carry that celebration, energy, resolve, self awareness and love into the entire rest of the year and all aspects of our life! Now, get out there and make the most of Pride!
Today few members of the LGBTQ community make that struggle for Justice and Equality so visible. Recognizing Chelsea Manning as Grand Marshall links us to our past and reminds us of how far we’ve come as well as how far we have to go.
Just a reminder that there are two Pittsburgh Pride related events tomorrow, Sunday June 5th. In the morning, there is an interfaith Pride worship service and brunch buffet at the Community Church House. 10:45AM- noon. Then, in the evening, there is a Queer Teen dance party at the Greybox Theatre in Lawrenceville at 8PM Details can be found at the Pittsburgh Pride Calendar.
PATTI LABELLE BRINGS HER â€œNEW ATTITUDEâ€ TO PITTSBURGH. Headlines Pittsburgh Prideâ€™s Downtown Street Event
I was at the training and sign up session for Pride volunteers last night, and was really blown away! While I have been at almost every Pride since I moved back to Pittsburgh in 1987, it was the first year I have volunteered. What an amazing mix of people of different ages, races, and genders! I met a women named Jill from Greensburg who has come to Pittsburgh specifically to help with Pride. That may[Read More…]
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.
Here’s an article from today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for you to check it.Â Sara Bauknecht touches on many of Â 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…]
This is a really wonderful blog post, and a perfect kick off to Pride Month. Â I don’t read Daniel Scogin’s blog on a regular basis, but this post is a must read! Quoting just the end- read it all by following the link- I am gay I am not defined by this I define me! via I Am Gay, Not Those Other Things You Say I Am! – The Queer Guy Tells it Straight.
Cleve Jones, a long time gay rights activist and friend of the late Harvey Milk will be joining us at Pittsburgh Pride’s First Adovocacy Rally on the steps of the City/County Building – Friday, June 4th at 6PM