The Scholarship I Almost Won Might Help Me Change The World

Tell us about a situation where you’d hoped against all hope, where the odds were completely stacked against you, yet you triumphed. In 2013, I was granted a partial scholarship to attend the Netroots Nation Conference in San Jose, California. However, I needed more because I have to bring Ledcat with me – traveling by […]

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Will I Get To San Jose?

My friends in social media are AWESOME! (imagine me singing that word) Amidst a field of 98 super qualified exciting people competing for scholarships to the Netroots Nation Conference, I am in 5th place. That’s staggering, as my high school geometry teacher would often say. The top five “vote getters” earn scholarships that cover registration […]

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Don’t Make Me Wear a Rick Santorum Sweater Vest!

You may have noticed that I’m trying to win a scholarship to Netroots Nation? If I am selected, this will cover a significant part of my expenses to travel to this 3 day conference plus the 1 day LGBTQ by-invitation-only preconference. I played the “I used to intern for Rick Santorum” card the other day […]

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Breaking: Our Change.Org Petition Met Signature Goal in Under 36 Hours

Just a quick note to thank everyone for their support. It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to run two simultaneous crowdsharing type tasks, but with your support – we are getting there. Our petition at Change.org just reached the initial goal of 500 signatures in less than 1.5 days! We’ve had media inquiries […]

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Trans Panel from Netroots Nation 12

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I’ve intended to post this for weeks now. I did not attend because of a schedule conflict, but I think this is really worth a watch. I met Joss, Autum and Monica at the event — they are terrific people and very articulate on a variety of issues. I suspect they also get some labeling […]

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Lesbian Reflection on Netroots Nation 2012: Part One

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

“Reentry” as I like to refer to post-vacation/travel time seems to be over – work schedules resumed, pets reclaimed from assorted boarding venues, cats no longer glued to our sides and a new gallon of milk has been purchased. Ah, the glamorous life of two middle aged Pittsburgh lesbians … happy that we get through […]

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