The Death of a Champion

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This weekend brings sad news to the LGBTQ community among many others as we learned of the death of long time ACLU advocate, Larry Frankel. From the PG obiturary: Mr. Frankel, the legislative director for the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union from 1992 through 2008, died last week. His body was found Friday on a […]

Update: Federal Appeals Court Allows Discrimination Case Based On Gender Stereotyping

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I brought this to your attention a year ago when Brian Prowel appealed a federal court anti-discrimination ruling that determined what he had experienced in his workplace was based on his sexual orientation, not gender stereotyping. Yesterday, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision and will allow Mr. Prowel to make his […]

PrideCast

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Tune into OutOnline's Pridecast this weekend where I'll be sitting in with host Jason Lucarelli to bring a lesbian perspective to the show.  I'm planning to delve into the controversy surround South African female runner, Caster Semenya, who is being forced to undergo gender testing in the wake of accusations that she is, in fact, […]

Status of permits

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The march on Friday 25 has not received permit. They appreciate commitment but need permit Believe they should get to one block away from Convention Center. ******************************* Sue Kerr Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents www.pghlesbian.com Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

G20

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Teamsters showed up chanting because they are mad about Jim Ferlo. They cheered on the labor speakers and headed inside to look for Jim. “We are part of the City of Pittsburgh,” says a soccer mom. They want public meetings with feds to announce plans. They are in place but just withholding information. This promotes […]

Update from press conference

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am lurking around picking up juicy tidbits. Caught Doug Shields on his way in to meet with Public Safety Director, Michael Huss. So he stopped to give KDKA an interview. He assures civil rights will be balanced with public safety. He also claims police are there to protect the G20 folks not crack down […]

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Al Hart from the UE comments that losing two days pay is a hardship. They are asking City Council to speak up for the average people. ******************************* Sue Kerr Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents www.pghlesbian.com Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Live from Merton Ctr Conference

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am downtown at City County Bldg for the Thomas Merton Ctr press conference. I am blogging on blsckberry so I hope this comes thru. If u could send me a tweet or text telling me you can read this, that would be awesome. So far, WPXI and WTAE are here and a handful of […]

Lutherans and Letters

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Ann Rodgers talks with a few local Lutherans about their reaction to the recent decision to accept partnered gay clergy.  The language of acceptance was carefully tailored to allow those who object to equality on the basis of their religious beliefs to be free to continue to associate their bigotry with the Lutheran denomination. Wow.  […]

Newsflash: I’ll be working with Pridecast

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good news this Monday morning, especially for those of you wishing OUT in Pittsburgh media had more lesbian content and coverage.  I've been invited to be a recurring guest on their biweekly podcast, PRIDEcast with Jason Lucarelli. This will be a great chance to talk about important issues such as HB 300, the formation of […]