US Senate to Vote on Respect for Marriage Act – Call Today

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Today, the United States Senate may hold a procedural vote to forward the process of passing the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ – federal recognition of marriage equality. The Respect for Marriage Act, abbreviated as RFMA (H.R. 8404, S. 4556), is a bill in the United States Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and require the U.S. federal government to recognize the validity […]

LGBTQ Electoral Victories in Pennsylvania

According to the Victory Fund,  at least 1,065 out LGBTQ people ran for office in the November midterm elections. At least 340 out LGBTQ won their races as of November 9, 2022 with more results yet to come in.  In Pennsylvania Jessica Benham, State Representative in Pennsylvania House District 36 and the first openly queer woman […]

I Don’t Mind Political Ads

As a regular viewer of local news on TV, I see a lot of commercials – mostly for furniture, AC/duct/windows/bathroom installers, and assorted dubious medical hucksters. Obviously, most of the ads lately are tied to campaigns. People complain about them. I don’t. It’s irritating, yes, but until we get real campaign reform – it’s a […]

Billy Porter and Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change, discuss the power of the Black and queer vote and how to motivate LGBTQ voters to the polls.

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Billy Porter: What do you say to black and queer voters who turned out in 2020 and feel like they didn’t get what they wanted?  Rashad Robinson: Part of activism is trying to push things as far as we can absolutely go, but when we get there, recognizing that we’ve gotten there. The $10,000 and […]

My Essay About Voting

Day two of #NaBloPoMo This feels mandatory, a reminder to all of you about why you must vote and vote Blue in the elections next week. I like to think that anyone reading my blog would be familiar with these issues and already a regular voter. But since I don’t actually know most of you, […]

PA Senate Debate: Dr. Oz Says Abortion Decisions Should Be Between”a Woman, her Doctor, and Local Political Leaders”

“I don’t want the federal government involved with that at all. I want women, doctors, local political leaders, letting the democracy that’s always allowed our nation to thrive to put the best ideas forward so states can decide for themselves.” Dr. Mehmet Oz

LGBTQ Records of Fetterman, Oz, Mastriano, and Shapiro. You Decide.

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This information is from GLAAD. If you are in Pennsylvania, you can find all your voting information at PA Votes. Monday, October 24 is the last day to register to vote. Monday, November 1, 2022 – Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot. Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Election Day. Also, Last […]

That Time My Foster Kitten Got Sick and I Had to Miss the Governor’s LGBTQ History Month Reception

Governor Wolf LGBTQ History Month Reception

I’m tempted to write “It has been a week” but as it is only Monday night, that’s not adequate to explain where my head is right now. Here’s the quick and dirty version – I broke my toe Saturday night. Ouch. This morning, one of our foster kittens had a temperature of 105.4 (very high) […]

Warning: Pittsburgh Radio Stations Airing Vicious Anti-Trans Ad

CN: transphobia, poor science, lies, radio stations Last week, word spread on Facebook that some of our beloved local radio stations were airing a vicious transphobic spot. Some attach disclaimers, others do not. The stations that others have identified to me include WDVE 102.5, WAMO 107.3, WISH 99.7, WKST 96.1, WLTJ 92.9, and WDSY 108 […]

Kittens For John Fetterman

Our foster kittens intently watching John Fetterman during his appearance on The Reid Out with Joy Reid.