Tag Archives: activism

Non-Binary Video Compilation 

A selection of videos profiling non-binary trans individuals including the recent debate about non-binary identities with Piers Morgan and featuring the amazing Fox and Owl and Fox’s remarks upon receiving an honorary doctorate degree from University of Brighton in the … Continue reading

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Operation Rubber Storm, 1993 – Memorable Events In My Life

This is the first of  a new series I call Memorable Events In My Life. One of the more memorable experiences I had in HIV/AIDS activism was the time a small group of us (sadly two are no longer with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Another World AIDS Day

Soon after my first coming out early in 1987 I attended a workshop on AIDS. Soon I was volunteering at a new organization called AIDS Project Worcester. I attended the October 11, 1987 March on Washington that included the first … Continue reading

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Power Concedes Nothing Without Demand. Trans Rights Now!

This is today’s Twitter thought for the day from the Santa Fe Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Support Group. This is my favorite quote, which has inspired my activism for nearly thirty years. The quote is in full: “Let me give … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2015 and Looking Forward To A Queer New Year 2016

I love all of my friends, old and new, who I’ve met through this blog. 2015 was an eventful year for me and for LGBTQIA communities. Some of the news was great like marriage equality coming to every state in … Continue reading

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My Response To “What Trans Movement?” From The Latest Edition of The Advocate

I found this lengthy opinion piece by Jen Richards, writing for The Advocate, a bit frustrating. Yes all the issues about privilege, race, ethnicity, class are important. Yes movements for social change tend to fracture into different camps. Yes there … Continue reading

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Why We March – LGBTQ Rights

A great video on the importance of letting our voices be heard by YouTube star Calum McSwiggan.

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Activism – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – #IDAHOT2015

Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Recommended Reading: The Anguish of North Carolina’s First Openly Transgender Prom King | TakePart

In this “must read” story Jamilah King looks at the sad story of the death of young  transgender activist and the hard reality facing many transgender youth. Here’s the opening paragraph of this Take Part story… Blake Brockington wanted to … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus Surprises Homeless LGBT Youth / Queerty

I am not always a fan of some of Miley Cyrus’ more sexually suggestive performances, I DO, however, respect her talent, music, and her activism. In particular I greatly admire her activism on behalf of LGBTQ youth in general and … Continue reading

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Meet the Russian who has had over 30 teachers fired for being gay | Gay Star News

The toxic affects of the “gay propaganda” law continue in Russia. Now an evil homophobe who undoubtedly has many skeletons in his closest has gone on a campaign to get LGBTQ teachers fired. This really gets my blood boiling. I … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘The Disease of the Century’: Reporting on the Origin of AIDS – The Atlantic

An important look at the story of the AIDS Crisis from the first reports onwards. An important part of our shared history. Here’s the first few paragraphs of CARI ROMM excellent, comprehensive article from the Atlantic… A veteran medical journalist … Continue reading

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Church Supports Sexual Diversity Rights In El Salvador

I received a tweet in Spanish from a man who was responding to the story of the death of the Hungarian activist. I followed the link and was impressed to see it was a network of churches that are calling … Continue reading

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No Struggle – No Progress

One of my favorite quotes of all time. Anyone who has protested, picketed, engaged in civil disobedience or in someway confronted power to demand action knows Frederick Douglas was right. In my case I have seen enormous changes brought on, … Continue reading

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Harvey Fierstein on Gay Pride

In this clip Harvey takes on those who complain about gay pride not representing them. He says what I have been saying for years – he just does it better in a voice you won’t soon forget. Here’s Harvey Fierstein … Continue reading

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Queer Feature Story & Headlines – Before The Marriage Equality Movement, These Lesbians Were Targeting Children In School Yards + LGBTQ Headlines From Huffington Post Gay Voices

First, I have decided I will post these a few times a week and not daily. Today’s feature story is a report on the Lesbian Avengers and my, what a story it is!. Following that are today and yesterday’s Huffington … Continue reading

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Fighting for family: Dreamers, gays seek end to deportations | Trending News | Wisconsin Gazette – Smart, independent and revealing. News, opinion and entertainment coverage

This is an important look at an issue too often ignored by both the mainstream LGBT community and wider society and The American government. This article by Lisa Neff, writing for The Wisconsin Gazette looks at the issue of immigration … Continue reading

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The Stonewall Uprising, Queer Nation and Their Legacy – A Photo Essay by JerBear and Commentary From Kat

Here’s a look at images from the Stonewall Uprising and it’s legacy… Read the flyer photographed here and it’s aftermath by clicking here. In this column by Kat Hermanson the author takes exception to the agenda of mainstream LGBT movement. It … Continue reading

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Nellie McKay, Will Dollinger release song to benefit Russian LGBTQ rights

Here’s the press release about the song… Atlanta, GA, 2014: Singers Will Dollinger and Nellie McKay announce the release of their new joint single “Vodka” to focus attention on the plight of LGBT youth. Will Dollinger “I wrote the song … Continue reading

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How You Can Support LGBTQ Ugandans

First you can provide financial support as I have to The Rescue Fund To Help LGBT People Escape Africa which assists LGBT Africans at great risk escape the homophobic country they live in. Here is the link http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rescue-fund-to-help-lgbt-people-escape-africa Next you … Continue reading

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