LGBT news and info from the City Paper

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Some things you might have missed. Allegheny County Council might pass a countywide anti-discrimination bill that protects us based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The legislation would establish a county Human Relations Commission.  I know some folks who have been working on this.  It is good news for the region.  Without dragging out the […]

Leadership on the Northside

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I belong to a community email list, identified as a Northside resource but focused mostly on the War Streets and surrounding communities.  It is riotous group filled with a small core of virulently anti-homeless agitators.  Not those who agitate to end homelessness, but to end the homeless. I am only slightly exaggerating.  I was at […]

Can we do gay jokes about Obama?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is from a Joel Stein in Sunday's Post-Gazette. Does it work for you? He's effete He's well-dressed. He eats arugula — which he buys at Whole Foods. He mocks those who use guns. He is, as we mentioned, quite thin. He may only be half-black, but he's three-quarters gay.   Eh. 

Mamma Mia!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What a fun, fun movie.  With a lovely gay twist.  I must admit I still find Colin Firth very fetching.  And criticism of Pierce Brosnan's singing is unwarranted.  It is campy as can be and he's a delight!  Sure, they could have found a hottie who could truly sing (think Ewan McGregor at age 50), […]

Why is Snickers going nuts over claims of homophobia?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I read in the PG that Snickers has pulled an ad running in Britain which features Mr. T telling those silly Brits to “Get Some Nuts.”  In this one particular ad, Mr. T confronts a speed walker and makes him run like a man by pelting him with Snickers bars.  The Human Rights Campaign Foundation […]

GLBT Insurance, Employment Protections and Advocacy Frustrations

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I promised myself that I would not be blogging politically for the foreseeable future b/c my frustration with the state of LGBT advocacy in Western Pennsylvania is just off the scale.  I have little objectivity b/c it is my actual life and livelihood and living conditions that have been cast aside in favor of bigger […]

Final Update on PA’s so-called Marriage Protection Amendment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Final nail in the coffin.  For this round. Courtesy of Equality Advocates: The Pennsylvania legislature adjourned for its summer recess in the first week of July without any further action on the proposed Constitutional amendment, SB 1250. The legislation attempted to prohibit legal recognition of non-marital relationships in Pennsylvania including marriages of same-sex couples and […]

A little bit more on the GLCC

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

So I asked Vice-Chair, Kat Carrick, how the everyday Pittsburgh queer can help with the relocation of the GLCC.  Rest assured the organization has been working for many months on this very issue — we all know they've planned to move even if we weren't aware of the impendingness of the whole situation.  There's something […]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Family Requests

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today, my brother's wife asked me to change my profile picture on Facebook.  You can't see my profile unless you are my friend so there's no sense my posting a link (you can search for me if you want to be my friend).  However, the image is the logo at the top of the blog.  […]