LGBTQ Archive

Nine Things You Never Thought To Donate To The Winter Gear Drive

As you know, I work hard during the winter to gather your gently used items and help the GLCC redistribute them to neighbors. There’s an Amazon Wish List that you can use. The wish list includes some of the basics – blankets, coats, gloves. So let me help you understand some of the other needs.
Category: Activism

UPDATED: PA State House Candidate Throws Down the Anti-Trans Card

In a move not surprising but still ugly, the PA Family Council sent out campaign literature for candidate for State House Jason Ortitay distorting HB 300 to paint his opponent, incumbent Rep Jesse White, as a threat to civilized society. White represents the 46th House District which includes portions of both Allegheny and Washington counties.
Category: Activism

Report Details Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth in Allegheny County

A report released by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services ‘I’ll never get used to it: Young People Living on the Street’ confirms that at least one-third of the number of homeless youth (ages 18-24) in our region are LGBTQ and most say a lack of family support is why they are not living
Category: Activism

Support the GLCC During National Coming Out Week

In honor of National Coming Out Week, the team at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents invites you to “come out” to Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center. You have several ways to do that First, you can visit the Community Center in person, perhaps with items for the Winter Gear Drive. The GLCC is located at 210 Grant Street
Category: Activism

Cathy’s Closet in the Media

URGENT APPEAL – the GLCC has asked the community for their help. Please donate tissue and hand sanitizer if you can to help homeless youth and others facing this unpleasant beginning to the cold/flu season.   Today, I received one of those phone calls that make my heart swell – another community organization saw that
Category: Activism

Did Highmark, Caring Place Intentionally Schedule Competing Movie Against ReelQ Film Festival?

  A weekly feature on the GLCC blog highlights an important fact about LGBTQ Pgh – there are many, many “things to do” nearly every day, sometimes to the point of being overwhelmed by choices. This is a far cry from even ten years ago when a handful of monthly events were pretty much it
Category: Activism

Pittsburgh Dad Makes First Reference to Gay Neighbors

I like Pittsburgh Dad. He rings true to me – this strange amalgam of adult men in my family and my friend’s fathers. Yep, he’s corny. Yep, he’s sometimes tries too hard. Yep, he’s a little too loose and easy with the insults of others. That’s what I mean – he sounds real to me.
Category: Activism

Donate Back To School Supplies for LGBTQ Youth

Backpacks or similar bags are de rigueur for school students, no matter what grade. There are always trends in terms of what’s a cool bag, but for many youth – a durable bag that functions is pretty much what they want. So I have this blue backpack that I purchased in August 1998 for grad
Category: Culture