Lynn Cullen is Back on the Air!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Uncomfirmed sources report that Lynn Cullen will be back on Pittsburgh's airwaves, beginning on Monday, March 9, 2009 during the 5-7 drivetime slot.  The station is WAMO  AM 860 right before the hugely popular Bev Smith Show. WAMO management is expected to make a public statement on Monday. Great news, kids.  Great news. 

What makes a family?

  I have been an amateur genealogist for about 12 years and just discovered my first long lost relative via Facebook. I've found plenty of folks via ancestry.com and other websites, mostly very distant cousins.  My mother found my father's cousin at her hair salon.  I am using Facebook to connect with known relatives, which […]

Pittsburgh’s Lambda Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As you probably recall, Lambda recently celebrated 25 years of grant making, totalling nearly $1 million in support for Pittsburgh's LGBT community.  A few thousand at a time.  That's a lot of seeds, my friends. If you read through the list of grants, you'll see an interesting range in programs — HIV prevention, social and recreational […]

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s Office Responds

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

On December 10, 2008, I sent a series of follow up questions to Deputy Chief of Staff Kristen Baginski, who had promised to procure some information for me during the Q/A meeting about the Mayor's GLBT Advisory Committtee. See earlier post for details. On February 25, 2009, I received the following response from the Mayor's […]

The Mayor, The Chief and the Unanswered Questions

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Just as a follow up, I called the offices of Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and that of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to inquire about my previously ignored questions.  I opted not to confront them at the Steel City Stonewall Meeting which was probably a mistake on my part, however given their ongoing broken promises on […]

The Big Queer Endorsement: Shifting Alliances

So, heck yeah, I'm still a little sore.  Thanks for asking. I actually did pretty well until my last trip down the narrow flight of stairs at work.  Thankfully, my wrists and fingers are fine so I can blog away. How about someone saw my Twitter updates about the Steel City Dems endorsement meeting and asked […]

Milk Wins for Best Original Screenplay

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Dustin Lance Black won for his original screenplay for the film, Milk.  This is the text of his original acceptance speech.  “Oh my God, this was not an easy film to make. I have to thank all the real life people who shared their stories with me… When I was 13 years old my beautiful […]

The Big Queer Endorsement: Pittsburgh Style

I completely did not anticipate attending today's endorsement meeting of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats. I had to show my rental property and were it not for a nasty slip on the ice which gave me an excruciating headache AND nonshows, I would have missed both Luke Ravenstahl and Dan Onorato coming to speak at […]

The Little Lesbian That Could …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Wow.  All the comments, FB messages and email … the love, people, the love.  🙂   Yes, I get discouraged and default to blogging about celebrity conception.  And, yes, perhaps that is my little cry for help.  Thanks for all the support.  I promise not to quit in a blaze of glory. LOL.  Of course,  I […]

Carnegie Library and Lesbian Book: Only 4 copies exist in the world

I like Alison Bechdel.  I want to read one of her books which the Carnegie Library does not own.  So I requested it via interlibrary loan.  This is what they told me: Ms Kerr, It's not that nobody owns the item.  It's that nobody is willing to lend it to us.  There are only four places […]