Local LGBTQ Links We Are Reading – March 9 2018

We’ve compiled some links from around the region on LGBTQ themes. It is important to read the information and to pay attention to what your local media is sharing around LGBTQ topics. Best of all, consider submitting your own letter to the editor to your local outlet.

Lutheran seminary faces leadership crisis over president’s past LGBTQ beliefs via the Post-Gazette (March 6, 2018)

Obituary: Herbert K. Beatty / Designer, gay rights activist also in the PG. His death makes me sad that we never had a chance to include his voice in the #AMPLIFY archive. (March 5, 2018)

A Pennsylvania court has ruled that a teacher who retired before same-sex marriage was legalized is entitled to health care benefits for his husband. (February 28, 2018)

Columbus man accused of threatening to kill 85 people at gay club  According to Columbus police, Israel-Miller made the threat on the social networking app Grindr.

NICK KYRIAZI of East Pittsburgh opines in a letter to the editor that while governments should not discriminate, businesses can. So there. (March 7, 2018)

In the Butler County Eagle, Colleen West of Slippery Rock believes that changing birth certificate documentation to reflect a child having two parents instead of ‘mother and father’ has stripped her of her femininity and denied her the title of mother. (February 1, 2018)

In the Johnstown Tribune Democrat, Francis E. Meyers II of Johnstown blames the usual suspects for gun shootings in schools, including the homosexual lifestyle.  (March 8, 2018)

Over in Elizabethtown, student journalists tried to get two sides to a story about the school board (including comments about homosexuality) and ended up getting censored which other newspapers decried. (February 27, 2018)

Thinking about gender as a historical concept is very important. Pitt researcher discusses gender concepts with Murrysville AAUW (March 8, 2018)

Asexuals can love love, just not sex via the City Paper (February 14, 2018)

More Than Half Of Transgender Teachers Surveyed Tell NPR They Are Harassed At Work via WESA 90.5 FM This includes at least one Pittsburgh voice. (March 8, 2018)

What did we miss?