Pittsburgh Primarily Votes for First Openly Gay City Councilman

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

With Bruce Kraus' victory in the Democratic primary, today is an historic moment for Pittsburgh and all of Western Pennsylvania.  Kraus is the first openly gay person to be headed for the hallowed halls of the City Council of Pittsburgh. In fact, he is the first openly gay elected official in Western Pennsylvania.  Well, he will […]

Jerry Falwell RIP

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

One of the most bitter foes of the American gay community has died and I only feel sadness for him and his family.  I'm sad because his legacy is permanently scarred by his unrelenting hatred and intolerance for people who are gay, feminist, foreign born, of color  and otherwise different from his vision of a godly […]

Arnet, Dowd and Kraus – Three Folks Gays Must Vote For

NOTE:  The first edition of this post switched the district races around.  I apologize for the ridiculous mistake and can only claim that the lack of coffee made me do it.  It goes to show that people ARE paying attention.  ***************************************************************** None received the ACDC endorsement so I didn't get to sing their praises in […]

The Dawn of a New Gay: Pittsburgh’s Gay Democrats Rise Up

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Saturday night, Ledcat and I sat down to talk with Lance Friedman, co-chair of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats which is the local chapter of the national gay democratic network.  Friedman has been co-leading the group since January 2007 after the unexpected departure of Steel-City's controversial co-chair Scott Safier.  Since then Friedman and co-chair Tara Reynolds have […]

Agent Ska Shares: Queer Choirs Perform this Weekend

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Be sure to check this aht … On May 11th and 12th, the Renaissance City Men and Women's Choirs will perform their spring concert at the Hazlett Theater downtown.  The repertoire includes tributes to famous Pittsburghers, including Stephen Foster, Mimi Lerner, Andy Warhol, Lilian Russel, Erroll Garner, Thomas Mellon, and others.  For more information on […]

Philly LGBTQ Community Calls for Investigation Into Suspicious Death of a Transgender Woman

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Young Philly Politics CALL OUT FOR SUPPORT TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ERICA KEEL THIS FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 4pm, at 12O1 LOCUST STOPEN PLANNING MEETING On March 22nd of this year, Erica Keel, a 20-yr-old African American trans woman, was fatally run over at Broad and Thompson streets in North Philadelphia. According to witness accounts, […]

Has Johnny Mac Been Petarded?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I had a hard day and only just now realized that it has been 48 hours without fresh content.  So here's what I've come up with … from John McIntire's column in the City Paper: Should I really be afraid? When Dina McGreevy started making the talk-show rounds to promote her new book — in […]

Cat and George Specter: Connecting the Post-Gazette with City Hall?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

According to the comments section of the The Burgh Report, Post-Gazette advice columnist is the daughter of Acting City Solicitor George Specter.  The commenter wonders if there is a connection between that relationship and the PG's coverage of the Solicitor. I wonder the opposite.  Did it have something to do with Cat Specter landing a […]

Beaver County Paper: Hate is a Thought not an Act

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Beaver County Times has taken a stand on the expansion of the federal hate crime laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity as motivations for attacks.  In their estimation, hate crimes laws punish thoughts not deeds. Please understand that we in no way condone the vitriol that spews out of the mouths of […]