Familylinks Holding Winter Coat Drive (LGBTQ Friendly!)

It is quite literally the perfect time to tell you about the Family Links coat drive as we prepare for the most frigid night of the year since February.   They are accepting donations of coats and ‘winter gear’ including hats, gloves, scarves, etc. There is the greatest need for youth ages 13-21 so a […]

On The Spot: Local fundraiser to support women and girls in need of feminine hygeine products

On The Spot: Local fundraiser to support women and girls in need of feminine hygeine products

For 13 years or so, I took pads and tampons for granted.  My family had more than its fair share of economic struggles, but my Mom always made sure I had these feminine hygeine products when needed.  When I was on my own, it never occured to me that they weren't a necessity.  Yes, I'd […]

Good Legislative Stuff Happens in PA, too

Good Legislative Stuff Happens in PA, too

It is hard to keep up with the good stuff, but I'm sure you want to know about it …. Anti-Discrimination HB 300 sponsored by Representative Dan Frankel SB 910 sponsored by Senator Lawrence Farnese These bills will expand the Human Relations Act to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes. […]

Dreams of Hope – Summer Qamp

Dreams of Hope – Summer Qamp

Dreams of Hope has a summer camp week that sounds awesome.   Dreams of Hope Summer Arts QAMP! August 16 – 20th   Dreams of Hope is hosting an overnight camp from August 16 – 20th for LGBTA youth ages 13-17. The camp will be held at the Emma Kaufmann Camp on Cheat Lake near […]

GLSEN Safe Prom for all

GLSEN Safe Prom for all

GLSEN SAFE PROM FOR ALL   When: Friday, April 29 from 7 pm-11 pm Where: The University Club               123 University Place               Pittsburgh, PA 15260               412-648-8213   Tickets cost $20.  There will be food, drinks, a photographer, and plenty of song and dance. For more info. contact GLSEN Pittsburgh at: 412-361-6996 Email: pittsburgh@chapters.glsen.org […]

GLCC Youth Director chosen for Jefferson Award

GLCC Youth Director chosen for Jefferson Award

I caught this very late last night.  Great way to end a weekend. GLCC Youth Director has been named a Finalist for the 2011 Jefferson Awards. His profile will run in the PG on Wednesday.  His name is Ben Cook and I met him in 2003 when I was on the GLCC Board.  I distinctly […]

Dreams of Hope to perform at August Wilson Center

Dreams of Hope to perform at August Wilson Center

If you are seeking something interesting to do on Sunday … Dreams of Hope's Performance Troupe presents:Bully Me – Season PreviewSunday, Jan 30th, 20114:00PMAugust Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh FreeDreams of Hope's Performance Troupe will open its 2010-2011 seasonwith a preview of 'Bully Me', an original show consisting of spokenword, movement, […]

LGBTQ Youth Suicides: Three Reports in One Day

LGBTQ Youth Suicides: Three Reports in One Day

From Garden State Equality (NJ) comes word of a Rutgers freshman who committed suicide after a video of him being sexually intimate with another male was circulated by his roommate.  The video was made without his knowledge.  For immediate release Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Statement of Garden State Equality Chair Steven Goldstein, cell (917) 449-8918 […]

Gay- Friendly College Fair

Gay- Friendly College Fair

The Post-Gazette reprinted a piece from the New York Times on what amounts to a gay college fair in Greenwich Village. All this is good news for the young gay applicant. Of course, being gay does not lend an advantage, and the embrace is not universal inside admissions offices, and out. While much of the […]

Possible movement to protect LGBT kids in the Pennsylvania foster care system?

Possible movement to protect LGBT kids in the Pennsylvania foster care system?

We've reported before on legislation introduced by State Representative Phyllis Mundy to create a “Children in Foster Care Act” to identify and protect rights of our most vulnerable children.  The significant problem with this legislation is the need to strip protections for LGBT children out to ensure passage. Representative Phyllis Mundy of Luzerne County says […]