A Third Update on the Political Q&A Series on My Blog – Which Candidates Responded and Which Have Not (yet)

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As of today, we’ve received and published Q&As from 13 candidates. 10 other candidates requested a Q&A, but still haven’t followed through on their commitment. At least 11 candidates ignored my request INCLUDING Josh Shapiro. I recently blogged about the WHY it matters piece of identifying candidates who haven’t followed through on their commitment or […]

Proud to Endorse Democrat John Fetterman for U.S. Senate

John Fetterman for Senate

I am proud to support Democrat John Fetterman for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania Primary. He’s a flawed human being who defies convention by not hiding his flaws. He’s more humble than I anticipated and, perhaps most importantly, he listens to people. His statewide tour during his first months in office as Lt. Governor really […]

Democrats Want to Know Why Conor Lamb Is Tied to Daylin Leach? #MeToo

I wasn’t going to write this post. Yet. After I received commitments from all three Democratic candidates for Senate to complete my Q&A, I told myself that was valuable for readers and the larger LGBTQ community. I needed to be fair even if my opinions are seeping in here and there. I’m not trying strive […]

Q&A With John Fetterman, Candidate for US Senate

John Fetterman for Senate

I learned a great deal from the tour, and it helped build my understanding and knowledge of how a legal recreational marijuana system, which I have long strongly supported, could work in Pennsylvania. And some of what I heard on that tour helped change my opinion on a few issues relating to legal weed.  Lt. […]

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman Stands in Line for Groceries

Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Barreto Fetterman shared this photo on Sunday morning. Her husband, Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Goverenor, standing in the rain at a social distance with mask and gloves, waiting to shop for groceries in Pittsburgh. He’s waiting his turn. In the rain. Following the guidelines. Just like the rest of us. #LeadByExample

Q&A with Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Second Lady of Pennsylvania

Gisele Fetterman

“I want Pennsylvania to be a safe, just, and more welcoming place for everyone.  I want everyone to have an opportunity to thrive in our state.” Gisele and I have been social media friends for several years, most typically coming together when there is a need that taps into our mutual social justice skills and […]

Here’s Why I Think PA State Senator Daylin Leach is a Lying Jagoff

Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach is under pressure to resign given multiples allegations of sexual misconduct, including one claim that he coerced a then-17-year-old young woman into performing oral sex. He was 30 at the time. Cara Taylor alleges Leach coerced her to perform oral sex in 1991 when she was 17 and he was […]

Midterms 2018 Political Q&A Not Generating Much Interest or GOTV Information

In followup to our primary Q&As earlier this year, I had three plans in mind to do my bit to turn out informed voters. First, I tried to install voter registration widgets and links. Unfortunately, my latest (now former) webguy wasn’t timely in helping me realize that we needed to do more behind the scenes […]

Do PA Mayors Performing Marriage Have Ethical Responsibilities Regarding the Legal Status of LGBTQ Couples?

marriage pennsylvania

As I read about Braddock Mayor John Fetterman performing a wedding ceremony for two gay men from Regent Square, I had mixed reactions. On the one hand, it is an act of civil disobedience designed to create a more equal society and I support that step. But on the other hand, it puts an LGBTQ […]

Guest Post: Stop Our Bullies, Save Our Valleys

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Editor’s Note: This week, I’ll be sharing guest blog posts from folks who identify as allies and what that means to them. Jason Togyer shared a personal commentary at the Tube City Almanac. Jason grew up near McKeesport; I grew up near McKeesport, too.  His perspective resonates with me both as a reflection on my […]