Shut Up and Vote Syndrome

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I watched her speech last night and was proud that she was my candidate for President.  She did a great job lifting up Barack as her candidate, calling for unity and reminding her supporters why they got into her campaign in the first place.  I thought her speechwriters masterfully celebrated her accomplishments while folding them into […]

Michelle Obama and the LGBT delegates and other convention stuff

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Some interesting tidbits for your political viewing pleasure.  Michelle Obama addressed over 600 LGBT delegates at a luncheon cosponsored by Congressman Barney Frank and the Victory Fund.  Is this a sign of things to come?    Pam's House Blend has this live coverage of the speech.  Frank in his opening remarks, noted that no Democrat […]

Vertigo, Butler’s Gay Club is Back

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Got this email …good news for our LGBTQ friends to the North.  And a reminder of the vital role gay clubs have played in building community.  Well Vertigo is back. We have a new location gay owned and operated so they won't kick us out for being gay. Yeah!!http://www.myspace.com/butlervertigo   Join the Vertigo myspace or at […]

LGBT Blog in NY Times and other stuff

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A big favorite of the Correspondents has always been Pam's House Blend, the nation's most interesting LGBTQ blog.  Pam and her bloggers were prominent in a New York Times article about political blogging. WHEN Pam Spaulding heard from two contributors to her blog, Pam’s House Blend, that they couldn’t afford to attend the Democratic National Convention, […]

Cards for Queers: Hallmark, the AFA and you

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Well, the LGBTQ community is officially a market sayeth the folks at Hallmark. From the Post-Gazette: The nation's largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards — featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. “Two hearts. One promise,” one says. Hallmark added the cards after California joined Massachusetts […]

Farewell Party for Lynn Cullen

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Just got word that friends and advertisers and listeners alike are gathering at the WPTT studio this coming Friday at 11:45 AM to give Lynn Cullen a fitting farewell.  Everyone is invited to attend, but please email me to let me know if you plan to show up so they can plan for numbers — […]

An Open Invitation from the Reverend Janet Edwards

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

August 20, 2008 Dear Friends and Friends of Friends, I am Janet Edwards, a Presbyterian minister in Pittsburgh, PA. I greet you withthe joy that springs from Jesus' gospel of love! On June 25, 2005, I was blessed beyond measure to preside at theSpirit-filled wedding of Nancy McConn and Brenda Cole. Following the usualpractice, Brenda and […]

Duquesne Univeristy Extends Protections to Sexual Orientation

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

According to the City Paper, Duquesne now includes sexual orientation among the classes against whom one may not discriminate.  Previously, the school permitted the establishment of a campus Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).  News of the non-discrimination language change was news to the GSA.  So much for the School of Communication. Anyway, now the GSA is lobbying […]

More on Andre Thomas from the PG

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Jerome Sherman must have read my blog yesterday because his background piece on Andre Thomas is featured in this morning's Post-Gazette.  Or perhaps I am prescient.  I am dissatisfied. The article lays out Mr. Thomas' woes and troubles fairly objectively along with his efforts to turn things around.  But anyone who thinks that attending church a […]

A Decidedly Unpopular Question About the Tasering of Andre Thomas

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I know everyone hates the police for using tasers and anyone who challenges that position is considered a insensitive clod for supporting a police state that brutalizes unarmed citizens.  Yeah, yeah, yeah. Today's PG features a tidbit about the deceased Mr. Thomas who died after being tased by Swissvale police.  Battles ensue over cause of […]