Trib Column: Conservative Says Marriage Amendment is a Bad Idea

I missed this, but on Thursday the Trib published a column by Jim Powell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute (limited government, free markets, etc).  Powell explains how federal regulation of marriage proved to be a bad conservative idea back in the days of Theodore Roosevelt.  Polygamous families were producing more children than monogamous families […]

Soulforce Erects Gay Positive Billboards

Soulforce is hoping to put up 16 of these billboards in June in opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment.  You can help.  The anti-gay forces are making another attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage in such a way as to exclude the families of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Senator Bill […]

McIntire Tackles Gay Marriage Amendment: “Its Unconstitutionable”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

While he deftly minces closer to his own heterosexual-style wedding to the lovely and talented Roberta, our good friend and lesbian-lover John McIntire gave gay marriage a big old shout out in his local blog, MacYapper.com.  In spite of his fondness for large-fonted bold-faced type (I always wondered what his type was), McIntire adroitly dissects […]

PG Reader Asks Bob Casey to Step Up

Edith Bell of Highland Park has got it right: Mr. Casey is also correct that Pennsylvanians' concerns are health care, the war in Iraq and a living wage, not gay marriage or abortion rights. Yet both our federal and state legislative bodies are compelled to whip Americans into a puritanical frenzy over anti-gay marriage amendments.  […]

Up To Bat – Tony Norman

I woke up with one of those sinus headaches slightly reminiscent of a hangover without the fun memories.  Another crappy Friday to muddle through. I'm scrolling through the online edition of the Post-Gazette and I stumble into the return of my all-time favorite columnist – Mr. Tony Norman.  PLUS, he even makes a gay joke about […]

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 […]

Erie PrideFest set for Saturday June 10

From the Erie Gay News: Saturday, June 10th Pride Erie Picnic Once again, the Pride Erie Picnic will be held at Presque Isle State Park at the Rotary Pavilion.We are back to having the Picnic on the traditional 2nd Saturday in June (June 10) and we will run from 1 PM to 6 PM (starts […]

Ohio’s “Marriage Amendment” Allows Another Abuser to Walk

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Marriage may be safe in Ohio, but unmarried women aren't.  This past week, an appellate court overturned the conviction of an Ohio man convicted of domestic violence (a fourth degree felony) because he was not married to his victim.  The court found that the domestic violence sentence violates the constitutional amendment designed to protect marriage from […]

Political Junkie Calls Out Mike Pintek as Homophobe

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

HOMO? One of Pittsburgh's most creative political bloggers put up a nugget this morning about former KDKA talk radio personality Mike Pintek using the word “homo” while hosting a program on PCNC.  Pintek was discussing the use of South Park restrooms for sexual encounters among gay men.  According to Maria: Mike Pintek was the host […]

Pittsburgh Queer Performance: Steel Queer N’At BlowOUT Show

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If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check this out: Steel Queer N'At BlowOUT Show at Pittsburgh Eagle June 2nd Doors open at 8:30, Show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. ADVANCE TICKETS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT. Tickets are available at A Pleasant […]