Speaking of the police …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's something sad and pathetic about the abuse of police pwer … An officer who ordered two women to put on a “sex show” in a jail cell will be fired.  Norberto Cappas, 32, was found guilty by a police tribunal of conduct unbecoming an officer and lying during a departmental investigation and will lose […]

Correspondent Covers City Council Hearing.

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I was busy today at the City Council hearing on the promotions of three police officers with domestic violence histories (or allegations).  I live blogged for the Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society.  You can start here and scroll back through nine posts. While local LGBT activist Billy Hileman showed up to testify, I was somewhat stunned […]

Lesbians Dirtier Than Political Junkies, Comets, and Carbolic Smoke Balls — Rivaled only by MacYapper

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Gay is a bad word.  This I discovered after Maria pointed out that her blog was rated R for adult content.  So I just had to see where the lesbians ranked.  And guess what?   This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words: gay (24x) lesbian (12x) queer (2x) bomb (1x) […]

Touching Base on International Gay Issues

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I haven't been feeling especially bloggy lately, which usually means I scour the Internet for interesting gay tidbits that don't require a lot of commentary.  This is today's version … Russian Christians have attempted to purge the Moscow River in the wake of a gay cruise that sailed those very waters.  [O]ne of the action's […]

Gay Stuff To Read About

The Newark city school district redacted this photo from the high school yearbook after labeling it “illicit” even though the book featured multiple heterosexual kissing couples.  So the district blacked it out. After a brouhaha erupted, the school district offered to provide an “unredacted” version to anyone who wanted it.   Huh. Elizabeth Edwards supports gay […]

A Treasure Trove of Family History

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today, I carted some boxes from my Grandma's to Lesbian Central so I can scan the photos and organize the lot of materials.  She's fine, but I want to try and get her to identify some of the people in the snapshots before it is too late.  Ledcat and I spent the afternoon cleaning our […]

Random Cool Friday Night Stuff

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Ledcat has been traveling this week, so tonight I'm frantically doing all the chores I promised would be completed for her return tomorrow.  So I've got my brand new copy of “Pride & Prejudice” (BBC version of course) playing the DVD player while I dust and sweep and sort the accumulation of stuff that does […]

City Paper on PrideFest or not

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The CP sent Jared Trent Stonesifer to cover Pride.  In this article, he discussed the evening block party (Pride in the Streets), the Awareness March, the Pride Theatrer Festival and the Warhol exhibit on queer black life in the 30's and 40's.  Notice anything missing? Yep, he forgot to cover the actual festival (PrideFest).  The […]

PG Reader Liked the Gay Photo

This past week, this photo appeared in the Post-Gazette commemorating the vote to keep same-sex marriage legal in Massachusetts.  It is not available online, but Mozarti at PghGay.com found it (h/t).   From well-known member of the LGBTQ community Barry Ralph comes this letter to the editor: As a gay senior citizen, I never thought […]

MySpace update

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Well, it has been three days since I posted about MySpace and I've collected 14 friends and two comments.  Being true to my word, I rejected the one person who I have never met.  I'm not sure why she wanted to be my friend, but she handled the rejection very well. I also rejected someone […]