A little over a year ago, I received the coveted title of “Unofficial Lesbian Correspondent” for a local liberal talk radio program. While it mostly entailed double entendres and Santorum bashing, it did give me a heady sense of unearned power and unabashed self-promotion. And I parlayed it into a one-time gig judging a costume contest for a local AIDS fundraiser.
So it wasn't a huge leap to starting a blog.
So here we are …. two lesbians, high speed internet connections and puh-lenty of opinions on just about every conceivable topic.
But we are sooo much more than smart mouthed lesbian correspondents. We've got a full array of supporting cast members (including the requisite homophobes), an overwhelming amount of magazine subscriptions and a shared compulsion to read the local paper cover to cover on a daily basis.
This is an interesting time to be a Pittsburgh queer. The most important election of our lives is right around the corner (Santorum v Casey), our city is on the brink of financial collapse and we have yet to have a prominent community member identify themselves as openly gay.
But the birth of our first niece is imminent and we've got our own blog. 2006 may turn out to be a pretty good year for grrrls.
Bring it on …