Flashback 2012: Pgh Pirates Release #ItGetsBetter Video Supporting #LGBTQA Youth


“We speak for the entire Pirates organization when we say there is no room in society for hatred and bullying. “ ~ Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates The anti-gay sentiments coming to light among young people (and their parents) in Washington County makes me think it is time to revisit 2012. That’s the year the Pittsburgh […]

UPDATED: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh, Pirates, Spirit Day

You rock. All those ignorant haters posting craptastic garbage on your Facebook page today simply because you threw up some purple are the EXACT REASON why we need you and all of the other teams to stand proud as allies. Consider this, haters. In 2011, the Pirates released this video, one of the first teams […]

Blogging Because We Are Family!

I was a young girl of 8 when the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted the song “We Are Family” during their drive to win the World Series in 1979.  As a grown woman of 42 living in Pittsburgh, the song is permanently fused in my head as both an LGBTQ and sports champion anthem. Perhaps that’s fitting […]

Bullied LGBT Teen Taken Off Life Support; So Tell Me Again Why It Doesn’t Matter what Pro-Football Players Say?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is just heartbreaking. A gay teenager in La Grande, Oregon died after a suicide attempt that took place in the schoolyard of an elementary school. Fifteen-year-old Jadin Bell hung himself on Saturday, Jan. 19, but according to Portland’s KATU, he was taken off life support on Tuesday. Family and friends said the boy was the target […]

Rebel Who Found Her Cause

When thinking about what to write for this blog, I was faced with a decision. Do I really want people to know the “real” me?? I so often use humor and sarcasm to keep people at a “safe distance”, emotionally speaking. Do I really wanna let people “in” or should I just amuse them with […]

NetRoots Nation 2012 – Reporting From The LGBT Pre-Conference

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Greetings from Providence. It is somewhat chilly here, but what a beautiful town. We are near the capitol building in a fancy, schmancy hotel with a great view and no vending machines (i know, i know.) After a 15 hour travel saga that was mostly uneventful thanks to Megabus, we made it here and spent […]

Pittsburgh Lesbian Blog, Blogger Honored for Contributions to the Community

PITTSBURGH– Local blogger Sue Kerr, editor and founder of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, the longest running LGBT blog in Southwestern Pennsylvania is honored to be named the 2012 recipient of the “Stacey Walker Memorial Award” by Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter.   The award was established to honor the spirit of columnist and Greensburgbased drag king performer […]

Pgh LGBTQA Youth Post Response Video to ‘It Gets Better’ Video

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Found a link to this in my box today … I think its great! http://youtu.be/C_FFopKJoLI   Interesting points that I took away from Han’s comments Is the concept that ‘It Gets Better’ too big of a promise? How can we as adults support young people seeking to ‘get better’ in the context Han suggests? How […]

The Pirates ‘It Gets Better’ Video …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What do you think? http://youtu.be/pF6O_M9-_qE    


Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

For Immediate Release Contact:                 Sue Kerr Phone:                   412-216-3535 Email:                    suecatsocialmedia@gmail.com   PITTSBURGH PIRATES TO RELEASE ‘IT GETS BETTER’ VIDEO Pirates Partnered With Local LGBT Youth Projects To Raise Awareness Of The Impact Of Bullying And Encourage Victims PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates will unveil their contribution to the It Gets Better Project during pre-game on Friday, May 4, 2012. […]