It's Perfect Isn't It? The Lives (or is it Lies) We See On Facebook.

It's perfect isn't it.... the lives we see on Facebook... usually happy faces of people doing fun stuff ALL of the time. This time of the year you see pictures of Santa, Gingerbread houses, and an ungodly amount of cookies being baked. ...more

Phil Robertson and Your Facebook Friends

One night in college we all dressed up, left the dorms and headed downtown. One of my friend’s cousins was visiting from Miami. He’s gay. I don’t remember where all we were headed, but Boneshakers, a gay club back in the day in Athens, was one of our destinations. We had fun, and I thought, aren’t I so progressive, going to a gay club?...more

"Duck Dynasty" Controversy Brought This To Mind

 You recognize that guy, right? No, not THAT guy on the right - the duck on the left is Uncle Scrooge McDuck in his role as "Ebeneezer Scrooge" from Disney's version of A Christmas Carol. This was when he threw open the windows to let his neighbors and his family into his heart, into his life after coming to realize that it was not too late....more

Duck Dynasty: I'm Against Homophobia But Support Free Speech

[Editor's Note: Editor's Note: BlogHer is nonpartisan, but our members have a variety of opinions. For another viewpoint on Phil Robertson's suspension, read iamwoman2013's post Why I Think A&E is Unfairly Punishing Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for His Anti-Gay Remarks.] "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall...more
I like this post.  A lot.  I think what many are missing on both sides of this issue is the ...more

Why I Think A&E is Unfairly Punishing Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson for His Anti-Gay Remarks

[Editor's Note: BlogHer is nonpartisan, but our members have a variety of opinions. For another viewpoint on Phil Robertson's suspension, read Only-Mama's post I'm Against Homophobia, But Support Free Speech.]...more
I have thoughts about the recent "development" and A&E's changed stance.  Considering a followup ...more

Send Me a Holiday Card, I’ll Donate $1 to Pittsburgh’s LGBT Community Center

The first card we received this year was sent to "Sue and Laura" - it's from my very conservative Christian cousin's family so I'm glad they at least acknowledge our relationship. But I wish they realized Laura has a last name. It has been ten years.The second card was sent to the "Dunhoff-Kerr Family" because a dog friend considers us a family and our pets as part of that blended family.The third card was addressed to Laura only, but included me in the inside (along with the critters.)...more

The Lessons My Community Center Teaches Me During The Holidays

As you've most likely figured out from previous posts, I'm invested in Pittsburgh's LGBTQ Community Center - known as the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center.) Thus, I am often asking you to also invest either with your time, your donations or your participation in events and programs.So let me tell you why....more

Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter on Probation for Denying Membership to Openly Gay Student

I am the first to admit that I can be a bit messy, even a little judgemental and hypocritical. However, this matter for the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi touched my heart two fold. READ>>> Are the Nupes Embarassed by Rich Dollaz? #LAHHNY...more

Two Transgender Women Murdered in Cleveland Last Week

Last week, Cleveland witnessed two brutal murders - seemingly unrelated - of two transgender women.Betty Janet Skinner was 52, disabled and living with assisted care in her own apartment. Her home health care worker found her in the morning with severe head injuries.  ...more
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Book Review: 'Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook' Offers Insight for Non-Profit Organizations

Earlier in November, I came across this piece on the New York Times site about this man named Gary Vaynerchuk and his edgy & progressive approach to engagement via social media. I was a bit captivated so I took the audacious step of contacting his publisher and asking for a review copy. They shipped it out the next day.Who could resist a NYT piece entitled “Riding the Hashtag” after all?...more