Local LGBTQ Links We Are Reading – June 16, 2018

This semi-regular feature compiles some links from around the region on LGBTQ themes. It is important to read the information and to pay attention to what your local media is sharing around LGBTQ topics. Here we go … fair warning, that I am not linking the Pridefest stories. Also, not linking to stories about decals on police […]

Local LGBTQ Links We Are Reading – April 30, 2018

This semi-regular feature compiles some links from around the region on LGBTQ themes. It is important to read the information and to pay attention to what your local media is sharing around LGBTQ topics. Best of all, consider submitting your own letter to the editor to your local outlet. Create the content. Here we go … Diana […]

CBS Journalist Mocks Sexual Harassment via Tweet, Probably Faces No Consequences

Marty Griffin Pittsburgh

CBS Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA has this guy named Marty Griffin. He hosts a 3 hour morning show on the radio station, alongside a lineup of all male hosts working at the station. He also reports regularly on the television side, including a segment where people ‘Get Marty’ to solve consumer problems. I don’t like or […]

The Questions We Should Be Asking About The Delta Foundation

A few weeks ago, the City Paper contacted me about a planned story following up on the Delta Foundation and Pridefest. I offered a few suggestions on whom to contact and asked if they would be including the context of the latest derring-do of the Delta Foundation. Namely, that would be the ruling in civil […]

Can I Call Marty Griffin a Jagoff?

Marty Griffin

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes? I haven’t answered a daily prompt in quite a bit of time, but this was low hanging fruit.  The answer for me is the new […]

Sometimes Irony Is Rewarding

A few weeks ago, I reached out to David Highfield from KDKA TV News to invite him to serve as a guest caller for OUTrageous Bingo. Last night, he took the stage. He was a hit! A few hours later, this happened:   See how that works? I invite a television journalist to bingo and […]

The Post-Gazette And KDKA Both Need GBF’s Pronto!

I’m pretty disgusted over this. I don’t even really care that the PG will probably never again call me for a story. I should read more magazines anyway. When I read this article about non-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania, I was pleased with how thorough the reporter was – she covered personal stories, recent court cases, […]

KDKA: Jon Delano Interviews Paul Ryan in Pittsburgh

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Snip from YouTube http://youtu.be/g63tKOOmq6g Transcript and full video  here. Sigh. Ryan says women won’t fall for these side issues. “And I don’t think they’re going to take the bait of all these distractions that the President is trying to throw at them.” sdf

CBS Affiliate in Pittsburgh Airs “Man on the Street” Response to Obama’s Support for Marriage Equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am was so proud of KDKA. They had been very open to feedback from GLAAD on their coverage and did a nice job tonight covering the Obama story with less than one hour’s time to prep. The segments with actual political coverage were woefully inadequate. They went for sensational partisanship over the actual news. Reporter […]

Pgh Media Coverage on LGBT Issues – Words Matter

What’s your overall impression of the effectiveness of Pittsburgh’s media outlets in covering LGBT issues? Overall, I would say B-. In terms of the number of stories they cover, the depth of the stories and the attention to national issues, I would say B. The difference is the inconsistency in how they cover these stories. […]