Allegheny County Dems Invite the Gays Over For a Chat

Just received this announcement about an upcoming event sponsored by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.  Hmmm … here's my initial reaction.  First, while well intentioned, I think focusing on “issues of concern” puts a bit of a negative spin on the dialogue.  We aren't necessarily going to show up to whine.  Perhaps just GLBT Issues would have been more effective.

My issues of concern?  How about extending non-discrimination protections beyond city limits to the entire county?  Or providing full domestic partnership benefits?  Or putting some openly LGBT individuals in positions of influence, prominence and power — enough with the wink, wink, nudge, nudge gay men …

But its Friday night and while I have to spend most of tomorrow inside Century III Mall at an event, I'm signing off now to go enjoy my evening whilst I can. 

GLBT ISSUES OF CONCERN FORUM:

OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH ENDORSED DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICES

 

 

DATE:     Monday, April 30th

 

TIME:     6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

WHERE:   Calvary Episcopal Church

          315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street

          (Shadyside)Pittsburgh,PA 15206

 

FORMAT:   Interested community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns to candidates running for local, city and countwide offices. Discuss any and all issues of importance to you!

 

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

 

 

Questions?  Please call:  412.321.2995

 

Sponsored by The Allegheny County Democratic Committee

 

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  • Just a silly comment: first you whine about how the ACDC unfairly assumes that you're going to whine … then you start actually whining. Sometimes it's awful hard to please you gals.
    BTW, there's an openly G candidate running for District 3 City Council, who has a legitimate shot of winning.

  • Just a silly comment: first you whine about how the ACDC unfairly assumes that you're going to whine … then you start actually whining. Sometimes it's awful hard to please you gals.
    BTW, there's an openly G candidate running for District 3 City Council, who has a legitimate shot of winning.

  • Note that I said “not necessarily show up to whine.” I myself enjoy whining a great deal. Hence, a blog. 🙂
    Who is the candidate please?

  • Note that I said “not necessarily show up to whine.” I myself enjoy whining a great deal. Hence, a blog. 🙂
    Who is the candidate please?

  • Dear Sue,
    So you won't find me on the ballot on May 15th. But
    on Monday, you will find me moderating the “GLBT
    Issues of Concern Forum” at the request of the
    Allegheny County Democratic Party Primary Committee.
    The Forum is Monday April 30, 2007 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    at Calvary Episcopal Church, Shady Avenue and Walnut
    Street in Shadyside. Refreshments will be served.
    All endorsed Democratic candidates running for local,
    city and county-wide office have been invited to
    discuss concerns and answer questions of LGBT citizens
    and their supporters. The format will allow discussion
    of any and all issues of importance to us — including extending anti-discrimination laws beyond the borders of the City of Pittsburgh.
    The local Democratic Party is breaking new ground by
    reaching out to the LGBT community in this way. When
    the candidates and elected officials come marching in,
    it is crucial that YOU be there to be counted and
    heard.
    I hope to see you Monday.
    Hugh McGough

  • Dear Sue,
    So you won't find me on the ballot on May 15th. But
    on Monday, you will find me moderating the “GLBT
    Issues of Concern Forum” at the request of the
    Allegheny County Democratic Party Primary Committee.
    The Forum is Monday April 30, 2007 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    at Calvary Episcopal Church, Shady Avenue and Walnut
    Street in Shadyside. Refreshments will be served.
    All endorsed Democratic candidates running for local,
    city and county-wide office have been invited to
    discuss concerns and answer questions of LGBT citizens
    and their supporters. The format will allow discussion
    of any and all issues of importance to us — including extending anti-discrimination laws beyond the borders of the City of Pittsburgh.
    The local Democratic Party is breaking new ground by
    reaching out to the LGBT community in this way. When
    the candidates and elected officials come marching in,
    it is crucial that YOU be there to be counted and
    heard.
    I hope to see you Monday.
    Hugh McGough

  • How embarassing is it that Gertrude Stein DOESN'T endorse a candidate that is a long time PUBLIC LGBT advocate and a supporter of same-sex MARRIAGE equality rather than aheming about civil union? How could they NOT support Doug Shields for controller and endorse Lamb — who has signed pledges to support the values of teh Catholic church?
    If we shoot ourselves in the foot, we must deserve what the ACDP give us.

  • How embarassing is it that Gertrude Stein DOESN'T endorse a candidate that is a long time PUBLIC LGBT advocate and a supporter of same-sex MARRIAGE equality rather than aheming about civil union? How could they NOT support Doug Shields for controller and endorse Lamb — who has signed pledges to support the values of teh Catholic church?
    If we shoot ourselves in the foot, we must deserve what the ACDP give us.

  • Hugh,
    Unfortunately, I cannot attend after all. Very disappointed am I, but I just cannot get out from under work commitments in time to make it to the event. Perhaps something will change by the end of the day. Fight the good fight!
    Sue

  • Hugh,
    Unfortunately, I cannot attend after all. Very disappointed am I, but I just cannot get out from under work commitments in time to make it to the event. Perhaps something will change by the end of the day. Fight the good fight!
    Sue

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