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Are You a Homosexualizer?

What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received?  Oh my, the list of insults guised as compliments is pretty long.  First, there are the homosexualizers – people who use slurs and derogatory or dated language, but insist they love me. One of the frequent offenders is “sexual preference” which I’ve written about
Category: Other

This Is Why I Use the Facebook Check-In Tool And You Should Too

I recently saw a disgruntled status update from a Facebook friend announcing that he wanted to “block check-ins” because he didn’t bloody care where we are spending our time. I get that. Facebook is filled with all sorts of frivolous and irritating information about our friends, things we don’t have a need to know. But
Category: Activism

We Are All In This Together

The internet has recently been swept up by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Is there a cause — social, political, cultural, or other — you passionately believe in? Tell us how you got involved — or why you don’t get involved. This ALS ice-bucket fundraiser seems to be a really touchy topic. I believe it is perfectly fine
Category: NaBloPoMo

ArtisticVisionPgh QnA With Dale Capellanio

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Next up is Dale Capellanio.  Name: Dale Capellanio Did you grow up with any siblings, friends or schoolmates who wore glasses? Was it a big deal with other kids? My grand parents wore glasses and my
Category: Activism

Towanda in the Amtrak Parking Lot

We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.   Last week, I went to pick Ledcat up from the Amtrak station which is on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Category: NaBloPoMo

Ten Fabulous “Special Rights” for LGBTQ Public Employees

In response to the conversation about domestic partner benefits from PA municipal employers such as Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, some have raised concerns that same-sex couples will be receiving “special gay privileges” which is unfair to unmarried heterosexual employees. It is probably fair to look back into history at the civil rights movement and
Category: Other

Dear Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy

Dear Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy, Just stop. Stop reading my blog after this. Stop following me on Twitter and Pinterest and anywhere. I blocked you for a reason. It wasn’t an invitation to give me even more attention. It wasn’t a cry for help. It wasn’t another hurdle in your crusade to get my attention.
Category: Activism

Comes To Life? Are You Kidding Me?

One day, your favorite piece of art — a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door — comes to life. What happens next? I’m wracking my brains on this one. This is what I’ve come up with 1. My favorite calendar is cats gone crazy. Unleashing a herd of calendar cats in my home
Category: Other