Monthly Archive:: November 2012

Pgh City Council Redistricting – Developments

In a stunning denouncement of democratic process, Pittsburgh City Councilors Darlene Harris, Daniel Lavelle, Ricky Burgess, Patrick Dowd and Theresa Kail-Smith voted to approve a new City Council district map without time for well, much of anything. Thanks to Bram for the map. Bloggers are waiting for Chris Briem to weigh in on what it
Category: Politics

Think pink (not)

  In Japan, Honda has introduced its “first car exclusively for women.” “Honda Fit She’s” (sic) have pink instruments on their dashboards, hot pink stitching on their seats and steering wheels, and are painted in colors “inspired by popular eyeshadow shades.” They have windshields and “plasma cluster” air conditioning systems designed to prevent wrinkles. I
Category: Culture

Interesting Mashup of Do They Know Its Christmas and Occupy Footage

Category: Activism

“Kill the Gays” Bill Faces Imminent Vote in Uganda

Uganda’s much promised “Kill the Gays” bill has made its way on to the legislative agenda with the sponsor urging the legislative body to pass this bill as a “Christmas gift” to the nation.  The law will broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories; aggravated homosexuality and the offense of
Category: Activism

Hey *I* Was Going to Write a Post-Election Post-Mortem … :-)

I love that Trish jumped right into my favorite topic – Daryl Metcalfe’s reign of holy terror in Pennsylvania. I had been planning a one week reflection on the election, but was derailed by tendinitisand well … OMG, its been a week? Like my sister blogger, I think there is a lot of interesting “space”
Category: Other

Pittsburgh, There are more important thing to worry about than Schenley High School

Remember when Schenley High School was closed? In 2008. Four years ago. Remember when nearly 300 employees of the Pittsburgh Public School District (PPS) were laid off? Four months ago. Sigh. Schenley had/has a robust alumni group that vigorously protested the closure of an important institution to the East End identity. That’s fine. They are
Category: Other

GLCC To Host Collaboration of Art & Drag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ART AND DRAG UNITE FOR A ROYAL SHOW Pittsburgh, PA Dec. 2, 2012- Drag Queens and Kings as Portrayed by Local Pittsburgh Artists.The GLCC proudly presents a collaborative effort between the visual art community and the drag performance community. “Drag” can be understood gender bending or gender illusion entertainment that has the power
Category: Culture

Minnesota Teen Denied Confirmation; Family Denied Communion Over Marriage Equality

Lennon Cihak is 17 and lives in Minnesota. A life long Catholic, he has been preparing for his Confirmation – a sacramental rite of passage in the Church. Lennon does not identify as gay, but he did post a photo on Facebook indicating that he supports marriage equality – or at least opposed the since-then-defeated
Category: Activism