UPDATE: Big Queer Rally

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Reverend Janet Edwards has just confirmed that she will be speaking at the upcoming rally on January 10, 2009.  As you may recall, Janet was the target of a church trial because of her decision to preside at the wedding of two local lesbians.  She was cleared of those charges.  I believe she will prove to be […]

The Pennsylvania Legislative Agenda and Hate Crimes

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today's Post-Gazette features a strong statement from State Senator Jim Ferlo on plans to expand Pennsylvania's Hate Crimes law to include additional protected classes, including ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity.  These were part of a 2002 amendment which was recently overturned on procedural grounds.  A hate crime makes certain crimes more serious […]

Big Queer Rally Set for Saturday, January 10 – Oakland

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's the scoop … there's going to be a BIG QUEER RALLY on Saturday, January 10 from 2 – 4 PM at the Schenley Quad in Oakland (near the libraries).  This is a follow up event to the Join the Impact rally in early November which turned out nearly 500 people.  The focus of the […]

Happy Anniversary to the Lesbians (and no, we are not going into the sex toy business)

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Wow. Big 24 hours.  My story about Diane Gramley and the Allegheny County Anti-Discrimination Legislation was picked up by several national sites and my domain expires!  Can you believe that luck?  My “guy” is on it, though. And thanks to all of my wonderful blogging friends in Pittsburgh who sent me assorted “creative” messages informing […]

AFA of PA targets Allegheny County Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

c/p at Pam's House Blend Surprise!  Diane Gramley, self-proclaimed spokesperson of the Pennsylvania hatefest known as the AFA and resident of Venango County, is bringing her show on the road to Allegheny County in Southwestern Pennsylvania to challenge legislation that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of classes including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender […]

Allegheny Council Members Withdraw Sponsorship of Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I received word that three members of Allegheny County Council have withdrawn their support of the legislation that would extend anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender presentation. You can bet the rightwing and the AFA of PA are getting people to make calls and had something to do with […]

MacKenzie Carpenter has a blog

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

You can read it here:  http://mackenziecarpenter.blogspot.com/ MacKenzie, as you know, is a professional journalist, but does add another woman's voice to the Burghosphere. 

From Burgh 2.0 to Stonewall 2.0

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Last week, I wrote about the potential emergence of the Burghosphere 2.0 with the recent demise of several anonymous bloggers and others.  New voices are breaking through and it is a very exciting time to be a blogger, perhaps, if you have the luxury/willingness to blog in your real identity.  I'm not sure what exactly […]

Steel City Stonewall announces planning meeting

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Event Info Host: Join the Impact — Pittsburgh, PA DOMA Protest Type: Causes – Rally Network: Global Time and Place Date: Sunday, December 28, 2008 Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Location: Panera Bread Street: 3401 Blvd of the Allies City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA   Contact Info Phone: 4127285262 Email: historycat101@aol.com The Planning Meeting will be held on […]