Good news: Inclusive ENDA introduced; Doyle to cosponsor

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A version of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Barney Frank and 10 cosponsors.  Pam's House Blend has the details. One note of even “gooder” news!  Representative Mike Doyle's staffer has posted on my Facebook page that the Congressman has requested to join as a cosponsor.

It is a go on the Allegheny County Human Relations Ordinance vote

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Just confirmed with Allegheny County Council staff that the agenda for the July 1, 2009 meeting does include Ordinance 4201-08 which would establish a County Human Relations Commission and extend protections in employment, housing and public accomodation based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. 5 PM July 1, 2009    Allegheny County Bldg on Grant […]

Sally Kern is back!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As I was literally typing my previous post, I learn that Ms. Kern is back with her anti-homosexual rhetoric.  Timing, eh?

Exist-gate: Gays are allowed to exist AND have a Facebook Group

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

How do you measure outrage?  Or even mild disgust?  I'm reading Exist-gate tweets, blog posts, hits to the blog posts and started a Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=114139050228&ref=ts   You could also go to Twitter and search for Eichelberger. I don't know how to post a Twitter update.  Bob Mayo tried to teach me, but I'm still refining […]

77 Congressional Reps call for suspenion of military discharges under DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

My god, I cannot keep up with the news.  I used to let a lot of national issues pass by, but the Obam Administration's DOJ legal brief comparing same sex marriage to incest … we need to pay closer attention. Pam's House Blend has the story and the full letter. Here are the Pennsylvania elected […]

A Pittsburgh Queer Political Roadmap as of June 2009

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Jesus, Mary and Joseph!  We got a lot going on that impacts us on local, statewide and national levels.  Lots of calls to action.  Try not to feel overwhelmed or besieged.  Instead, this gives you a lot of opportunities to make an impact, most with a simple series of phone calls.  I'm going to try […]

Domestic Violence: the police need to protect and serve survivors

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A few years ago, I had the privilege of breaking ground (I think) with the first liveblog of a City Council hearing.  That meeting involved the Pittsburgh Police Department's internal domestic violence staff policy.  You have to scroll down a bit to see the posts, but here they are. There's an oft repeated mantra that […]

A little update on ENDA – Altmire, Murtha and Carney needs calls today

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The ENDA folks are asking Pennsylvanians in the following Congressional districts.  Do you have time to make a call today? Jason Altmire (PA), Christopher Carney (PA), John Murtha (PA), “Does the Congressman support a fully inclusive ENDA, which includes sexual orientation AND gender identity and gender expression?” The number for Congress is: 202-224-3121. Not sure […]