Pittsburgh’s Dyke March – Today! Who Will Be There?

Pittsburgh’s Dyke March – Today!  Who Will Be There?

  Well, today is the day.  This afternoon at say 2:45 PM, we'll see if our “fierce allies” in City Hall were able to finally resolve the issue of police protecton and allow women who don't typically attend fundraisers and public meetings the safety to exercise their first amendment rights? Don't get me wrong — I […]

A little more on GetEqual and activism in PA

A little more on GetEqual and activism in PA

From Pam's House Blend, a guest post on the increasing presence of GetEqual in the LGBTQ advocacy/activist scene.  Distraught by recent delays, LGBT activists turn to civil disobedience to encourage the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination and repeal of “Don't Ask Don't Tell”.  Groups like GetEQUAL are making their voices known though direct actions like chaining […]

Bash Back – Latest Pittsburgh Actions

Bash Back, a radical transfolk/queer group, has had two recent actions in Pittsburgh.  One involved an evangelical church that promises to cure homosexuality.  The other involved our favorite bakery, Peace Love and Little Donuts. You recall a recent favorable review published in Cue Pittsburgh?  Here's the response from people who care about these things. In the […]

The Dyke March is on ….

The Dyke March is on ….

Just got word that Dyke March permit is in Eli's hands so we are all set.  Here's the route: BLOOMFIELD   START AT AIKEN AND BAUM BLVD AT MORROW TRIANGLE WALK UP AIKEN THEN DOWN LIBERTY AVENUE UNTIL TAYLOR STREET MAKE A RIGHT ONTO TAYLOR STREET MAKE A RIGHT ONTO FRIENDSHIP AVE END MARCH AT […]

Federal Marshalls Call Transgender Veteran "Shim"

Federal Marshalls Call Transgender Veteran "Shim"

Quick notes this morning.  Read this account from blogger and transgender activist Autumn Sandeen at Pam's House Blend.  It describes her processing by US Federal Marshalls who treated her with disrespect and in direct violation of their own policies for processing transgender men and women.  Autumn is a decorated military veteran who engaged in civil disobedience […]

Ulf, Canine Cop, Responsible for Every Civil Rights Violation in the History of Pittsburgh

Ulf, Canine Cop, Responsible for Every Civil Rights Violation in the History of Pittsburgh

What's more important for local social justice – the stability of the Thomas Merton Center or the culpability of a dead police dog?  I'd like to ask Carole Weidmann that question.  Carole's pants were ripped during an anti-war protest a few years ago and the culprit may have been Ulf, the dog who was shot […]