Author: Trevor Potts

Women’s Groups Speak out Against the Gender Pay Gap

by Jeff Turner, People’s Press Indy On Monday February 11th, Women 4 Change and the Equality Pay$ Indiana Coalition held a Press Conference in the Indiana Statehouse to address the gender pay gap. The subject of the conference was to stress the importance of bills currently in the Indiana General Assembly related to women in […]

SoBro Artist Collective offers alternative to costly Penrod Festival, platform for emerging local talent

“Imagine a miracle and you are half way there.” Such is the perspective of SoBro Artist Collective founder Jeremiah Little on the potential of art to transform society in positive directions. “I was always taught that artists paint the future and that is true. Whether it’s doing a concept piece for a new facility or […]

Op-Ed: The Real Enemy of the People

By Jeff Turner After nineteen months in office, I am still at a loss as to how Donald J. Trump’s base continues to support the man. After every mistake and blunder he’s made, the tariffs, caving to Putin, the extravagant tax cut for the wealthy, the family separations policy, their faith in him remains as […]

Roncalli High School alum pens powerful “Open Message” to those seeking to fire gay teacher

To the Roncalli Administration, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and to all those whom it may concern, Our beloved alma mater is now becoming a national news story, but not for an All-Star softball team going to state or Brain Game going to the finals; instead, we are at the forefront of deciding how we, as […]

Gay Roncalli teacher facing threatened termination; “Time to be a Rebel” group rallies to her defense

By Jeff Turner A Guidance Counsellor at Roncalli High School may be terminated from her job after school administrators and the archdiocese discovered that she was married to another woman. Shelly Fitzgerald, the guidance counselor in question, provided an accounting of the situation on a Facebook post in a private group. “For the past fifteen […]

“Pariahs Anon” ~ Indianapolis mother invites support for children pushed towards aggression, facing bullying and mental health issues

I write this as a parent of a child you may not know. Or maybe you do and because of this, I write “anon” not because I’m ashamed, but because our lives are far too private and messy, to be public with you. My beautiful child has never been loved as they should be. They […]

Indiana Poor People’s Campaign Week 5: “Everybody’s Got a Right to Live”

By Jeff Turner The Indiana Poor People’s Campaign held a rally this week for the fifth straight week, part of a nationwide “forty days of moral revival” to bring Martin Luther King Jr.’s original Poor People’s Campaign back to the forefront. The subject of this week’s rally was equal housing and a living wage. The […]

“Unsung Heroes” selected as Grand Marshals of 2018 Pride Parade: Their Stories of Courage Here

By Trevor Potts As Indianapolis prepares in excitement for today’s 2018 Pride Parade and Pride Festival at Military Park, five Hoosiers’ stories of courage and heroism deserve the spotlight — and fittingly, these five “Unsung Heroes” of Indiana’s LGBTQ+ movement have been selected as Grand Marshals of this year’s parade. Each of these tireless advocates […]

IDOC Watch Abolition Study: A Dialogue about the American Carceral State

By Jeff Turner Indiana Department of Corrections Watch (IDOC Watch) hosted its fifth installment of a series of monthly Abolition Study Sessions June 2nd. The event started in January of this year. “The point of this is just to develop people’s understanding of the prison system,” said Nick, who heads the group. Each month, the […]

Indy Pride Week culminates with Girl Pride’s “Indy Sheroes” Thursday at The Vogue and Indy Pride Festival ’18 Saturday

By Trevor Potts Indy Pride Week 2018 is in full swing after its annual community picnic at baseball game at Garfield Park Sunday — and the week is far from over. Celebrating LGBTQ+ rights and visibility, this annual event brings to the city tens of thousands of revelers, activists and allies. There are still several […]