It Gets Better Archive

UPDATED: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Category: Activism

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
Category: Activism

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

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
Category: Other

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
Category: Activism

NetRoots Nation 2012 – Reporting From The LGBT Pre-Conference

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
Category: Activism

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

Found a link to this in my box today … I think its great!   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 can
Category: Activism

The Pirates ‘It Gets Better’ Video …

What do you think?    
Category: Activism