Suzie McConnnell-Serio to replace Rene Portland? And what does JoePa think?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The PG's Bob Smizik takes Penn State to task for allowing Portland to ride roughshod over university standards, policies and common decency. It's not like the Harris incident was the first against Portland. She had a long and documented history on the subject. As far back as 1986, Portland was quoted making an anti-lesbian statement. […]

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Penn State’s Rene Portland Resigns

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's a tidbit of good gay-tidings! STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State women's basketball coach Rene Portland resigned today, ending a 27-year tenure in which she won 606 games but battled allegations that she discriminated against lesbian players. Portland resigned last night, the university said in a statement this morning. Hurrah!  Hurrah!   More later …. […]

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PG Letter to the Editor on Rene Portland

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From today's Sports Mailbag, Harriet L. Schwartz of Squirrel Hill: Penn State coach Rene Portland is an adult working on a college campus who has created a hostile and intimidating environment for students. As a university educator, she has harassed students, and continues to get away with it. As a longtime educator, I cannot comprehend […]

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PG Sports Guy Jerry Micco Represents Well on Gay Issues

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There is nothing earthshattering in the Valentine's Day PG chat transcript featuring Jerry Micco.  He simply makes a few comments about Penn State retaining Rene Portland as their women's basketball coach and former NBA player John Amaechi's coming out.  What's interesting is the opportunity for the rest of us to note that while there is a […]

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Gene Collier on gays in sports

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In today's Post-Gazette, the inimitable Gene Collier takes a shot at figuring at the implication of Penn State's homoconnection to basketball.  Actually, he contrasts the settlement of Jennifer Harris' lawsuit citing PSU coach Rene Portland's homobigotry with the coming out of former PSU bball player John Amaechi. Let me summarize  – the fact that Amaechi […]

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Black AIDS Day, Rene Portland, Snickers and is Prince phallic?

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Still not feeling up to par so very light blogging of late.  Here's a few tidbits that I may explore later: Today (Weds) is the seventh annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  See Tony Norman's excellent column on this very important topic. Former Penn State basketball player Jennifer Harris reached a settlement in her discrimination […]

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Anti-Rene Portland sentiment flares in Michigan

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

According to an online edition of Michigan's LGBTQ newsletter, a group of 300+ straight and gay women wore lavender shirts to the recent University of Michigan/Penn State women's basketball game. Sunday's protest served as a triumphant moment for gay folks, especially considering the massive turnout. It showed that there are people in the state of […]

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Rene Portland Lawsuit Expands After Coach Denigrates Player

From 365gay comes the tidbit that lawyers for Jennifer Harris, the former player suing Penn State coach Rene Portland for harassment and discrimination, have expanded the scope of the lawsuit.  This move comes after Portland made public statements degrading Harris and dismissing her athletic accomplishments.  “We're not saying Rene does not have a right to defend […]

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Rene Portland – Future Pennsylvania Legislator?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

She just can't keep her mouth shut.  No matter that Penn State found her guilty of discimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  No matter that she got off with a little slap on the wrist. No matter that she still faces a huge lawsuit.  Rene Portland continues to trumpet her innocence and has now officially […]

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Rene Portland Article in PG — No Letters?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It has been one week since the Post-Gazette article on the Rene Portland debacle ran (Penn State's 'Mommy Coach' a bigot?) Given that women's hoops are fairly popular around here, I expected  … well, something!  Between the lesbians, the parents of high school players, the Pitt b-ball fans, and those who actively support the criminalization of […]

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