WTAE defends transinclusive coverage

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In this week's City Paper, WTAE defends their coverage of a story involving the river rescue of a woman who happened to be trans.  They, along with just about every other local media outlet, were taken to task by local activists and allies for making the gender identity of the individual being rescued the story in lieu […]

Myron Cope – the Lesbian Connection

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Yoi.  Ledcat caught the story on her way out the door this morning.  God rest his soul.  There's a much loved family connection to Myron Cope.  My great-grandfather, Gil Remley, was the sports editor for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (and the business manager for the Homestead Grays).  Family lore has that he gave Myron his first […]

Lesbians MIA?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What a week.  I'm supposed to be on vacation.  So far, I've spent 8 hours in the ER with my grandma, 4 more hours in a skilled care facility (she's going to be fine).  I've had contractors zipping, sawing and hammering away for about 16 hours.  I spent 12 hours christening our new bathroom due […]

Local Presbyterian Minister Again Faces Charges for Lesbian Wedding

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From today's Post-Gazette: A Presbyterian minister whose 2006 church trial for conducting a lesbian marriage ceremony ended with dismissal on a technicality says she has again been brought up on the same charges. The Rev. Janet Edwards, parish associate at the inter-denominational Community of Reconciliation in Oakland, said that an investigating committee of Pittsburgh Presbytery […]

Queerty on Obama’s Gay Backers

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In honor of my new friend Kris Rust, here's a look at what some prominent queers are saying about their support for Obama.  It is an interesting read.  But note that all three interviewees are men.  I”m still looking for input from lesbian Obama supporters.

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This week, intrepid City Paper reporter and friend to the average queer, Melissa Meinzer explores the ramifications of Rebecca Hare's rescue from a rising river and the media free for all around her gender identity.  While it is fairly self-evident that Pittsburgh's media botched coverage of this story and that Rebecca's gender was not relevant […]

Foundation for Moral Law to Challenge PA Hate Crimes Statute

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Guess who is rolling into town?  Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and his posse of homo hatin' legal eagles.  Moore, you may recall, wanted to slather Alabama Courthouses with the 10 Commandments.  Ironically, he's narrowed his focus to homosexuals, a group noticeably absent from said Commandments.  Hmmm.  I guess he's moved on to Leviticus.  Anyhoo, […]

“Marriage Protection Amendment” revitalized in PA Senate

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It is back.  According to Equality Advocates, the legislation to start the constitutional amendment process roared back to life on Valentine's Day.  Just yesterday, SB 1250, the “Marriage Protection Amendment,” was published and referred to the Judiciary Committee in the Senate.  There are 17 co-sponsors, the same number as last time.  Four Republican Senators who […]

Local Trans Advocate Pens Letter to the Post-Gazette

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's further evidence of the “Pittsburgh is a good place to be queer” mantra that I've oft repeated.  In response to the recent media coverage of the rescue of Rebecca Hare, longtime trans advocate Dr. Emilia Lombardi shares her thoughts with the readers of the Post-Gazette.  Lombardi praises Pittsburgh's first-responders for their sensitivity to Hare's […]

Steel-City Stonewall 2008 Slate and Board Elections

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Now is the time to get involved.  Go to www.steel-city.org for information on how to join so you can vote for the new members of the Board AND the slate for 2008.  I just like to rhyme slate and 2008.  It has been a long day.  What can I say? Here's the press release for […]