President Obama Archive
Remember when President Obama announced that he supported marriage equality? Essential Pittsburgh’s choice to discuss what this meant? Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman. Remember when Jason Collins became the first openly gay male active in the big four professional leagues? Essential Pittsburgh’s choice to discuss what this meant? Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman. Now what does Tony
Yesterday, we attended a rally to support survivors of an alleged assault that took place at a bar on Pittsburgh’s South Side. A small group of queer women reported that they were at Margaritaville, accosted by a group of six men and two of them were physically assaulted. Their crime? Being self-identified “studs” which they
You know, its been awhile since I posted a letter to the editor – that’s partially due to the major fail on the part of the search engines for the Trib and the Post-Gazette. Brandon Mitchell of Greenfield shares his optimism in response to President Obama’s affirmation of marriage equality. I cannot express the feelings
Last week, I shared a graphic from The Guardiandepicting the fact that Pennsylvania as a Commonwealth has extended zero benefits to its LGBTQ residents (and tax payers.) I’ve been challenged – on the fact that a State Surpreme Court determined that as PA permits single persons to adopt, they cannot use sexual orientation of the
I’m still puzzled by the lack of local LGBT voices in the media coverage. Clearly, that’s an issue we need to address as a community. But I was quite intrigued to learn that a man I greatly admire, Tony Norman, would be appearing on today’s Essential Pittsburgh to discuss the President’s statement on marriage equality.
OBAMA: I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or