Activism Archive

Equality PA, White House To Host Regional LGBT Summit

This looks promising. RSVP to kwilkinson@equalitypa.org
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City of Butler Considers Expanding Non-Discrimination Protections to LGBTQ Community

This is a very important blog post about a very important decision taking place just a wee bit north of Downtown Pgh. Butler City Council is considering creating a Human Relations Authority that would be responsible for ensuring resident of the City are protected in areas of employment, housing and public accommodation from discrimination based
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Went to Podcamp Pittsburgh 11 and Made History

Ah, Podcamp. Each year, I try to put together a panel on different topics based on my current interest. 2010 – I was on a panel about political blogging organized by Bram Reichbaum of The Pittsburgh Comet 2011 – I was on a panel about using social media to good deeds organized by Chris Whitlatch
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City of Pgh Accepting Applications for LGBTQIA Advisory Committee

Mayor Bill Peduto is looking for applicants to serve on the soon to be re-established advisory group. Participants will meet monthly and serve on at least one subcommittee. Applicants must submit their information via an online form; the City has partnered with multiple community groups to allow individuals access to the application even if you
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Central Pennsylvania Pridefest aka Our Trip to Harrisburg for #AMPLIFY

This past weekend, Ledcat and I took a road trip to the capital city to experience their pridefest. Overall, we found the festival to be pretty nice – the location is a riverfront park along a long winding, shady path. There were A LOT of vendors, most hyper local and engaged. The entertainment was at
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Skye Mockabee of Cleveland is 17th Trans Person Murdered in 2016

Another tragic story to share in the unrelenting slaughter of our trans siblings. 26 year old Skye Mockabee of Cleveland is the latest victim. Skye’s body was found early Saturday morning in a Cleveland parking lot. The owner of Ecclesiastic Granite Fab found Skye Mockabee, 26, dead about 8 a.m. in the parking lot his business on
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22 TWOC Deeniquia Dodds Most Recent Trans Person Murdered in US

Rest in power, Deeniquia Dodds   22 year old Deeniquia was shot on the 4th of July, put on life support and died on July 14. Police were called to the scene of an unconscious person around 3 a.m. in the 200 block of Division Avenue NE. They found 22-year-old Deeniquia Dodds suffering from a
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Municipal ID Program Could Benefit LGBTQ Community in Pittsburgh

A proposed initiative would make municipal ID cards, known as Bridge ID, available to Pittsburgh residents. This could afford LGBTQ residents some unique opportunities. The IDs are particularly useful to connect individuals with services and supports. A report released last week describes the benefits and systems necessary to implement a city wide ID program. From
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The Anxious Life Part Six: I’m Not Talking About Orlando

I don’t want to talk about it. I put the rage and fear and hopelessness into a little box and tucked that into my heart in a little space that keeps it secure. I was very sad for very many days. I spent those hours asleep or numb which is what you feel when you
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I Don’t Know How To Help

I spent a lot of Sunday sharing updates, links and information about Orlando. Then, I attended a vigil where I took photos, spoke some words and felt a few moments of peace. Fleeting moments. I laid out some requests for support, but no one responded. I guess it isn’t supposed to be about me really.
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