Video Monday: Sinead Lohan

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is Sinead Lohan.  I first heard her at Lilith Fair in 1999.  She was on a small stage and I stopped for a few moments. I have absolutely no idea what happened for the next 7-9 minutes.  She played “No Mermaid” and “Whatever It Takes.”  I just stood there transfixed.  Then I bought her […]

Photo Exhibit Focuses on Queer Black Life in Pgh

Not a very exciting headline, I admit.  I'm a little tired this morning, but I've been meaning to blog about this exhibit for a few days so I need to get down to it. Teenie Harris.  You may have heard of him — photographer, documentarian of life in the Hill District for nearly 30 years […]

More on Celebrate the Night and Alleged Discrimination

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As we reported, a local woman is claiming that the Celebrate the Night committee unfairly refused to audition her for their variety show because of inaccurate information that she worked as an escort. Today, the CTN organizing committee issued the following statement: Celebrate The Night is an event that was created to give women a […]

Brighton Heights The Vault Rocks a Saturday Afternoon

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I had a perfect glass of iced tea this weekend.  Ledcat and I toodled up California Avenue to Brighton Heights in order to pick up a very generous donation the Vault had made to support a fair housing project.  Being generous in return (and hungry), we stopped for a snack.  Laura had a bottled raspberry […]

Pgh Lesbian Variety Show Faces Accusations of Discrimination and Bias

For several years, Celebrate the Night has honored National Coming Out Day with a women's variety show featuring a slew of talented local, amateur performers.  Each year, the call goes out across the community to women of talent — singers, jugglers, musicians, poets, dancers, comedians and so forth.  The unifying element is that performers are […]

Lesbians love Harry Potter (no spoilers)

So I learned something new about my friend Sarah last week.  She's a Harry Potter fanatic. She came over to help me pick up my 75 lb dog crates — each btw — from the Federal Express office on Neville Island.  Because she has a truck.  And she's very cool and helpful n'at.  So after unloading […]

Video Monday: Taste Some Queer Music

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Saturday night, I picked up the music issue of Curve.  Most of the featured artists were completely new to me, even Ledcat only knew a handful.  So off to You Tube … Check these two aht … Toshi Reagon isn't new to the music scene (Ledcat even had actual cassette tapes!).  Here's something really groovy. […]

Catching up on a few random LGBT things

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

My favorite Christian-flavored homobigot, Diane Gramley of the PA American Family Association, had a little missive published last week in the North section of the Post-Gazette.  This time she rallies to the defense of the poor Boy Scouts being persecuted for their own homobigotry.  I'd post a quote but it is really rather a rambly […]

Pittsburgh’s Pet Limit Law — Why hasn’t anyone brought this up?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Ahem. From the Pittsburgh Municipal Code: § 633.12 NUMBER OF PETS PERMITTED IN CITY LIMITS; EXCEPTIONS. No person or residence shall be permitted to own, harbor or maintain more than five (5) dogs or cats or any combination thereof within City limits. This section shall not affect any person or residence whose number of dogs, […]