Pgh Queer Round Up

The Post-Gazette has a little blurb about Obama's flip-flop on DOMA, making the excellent point that toning down the support requires action on the promise to repeal. 

Never mind his conservative critics. Mr. Obama, who hasn't fulfilled his pledge to end “the don't ask, don't tell policy” on gays in the military, has a lot to do to reassure his liberal friends.

There's a Michael Vick dog chew toy and dog jersey.  Like it or not, he's part of Pennsylvania now and we have to suck it up.  But unless those proceeds are donated to the Humane Society, the Eagles are idiots. (If Big Ben can use his power to intimidate an alleged rape victim, I'm sure the Eagles can handle this.)  I bring it up because so many of you are dog lovers and sports fanatics, not to mention women (or friends of women) who've been victims of sexual assualt who also probably wouldn't be believed.  Yeah, keep that last point in mind.  Go Steelers.

August 29, 2009 is moving day for the GLCC.  I tried to line up a sneak peek of the new digs, but that didn't work out.  If you can help that day, it is a great way to “help the community,” something I hear many people wishing to do.



August 29, 2009

Location: 5808 forward avenue then 210 grant street downtown Come join
in history/herstory!

We will be starting at 9 AM loading the truck at the current location
5808 Forward Avenue
(corner of Forward/ Murray in Squirrel Hill)

Pizza and Pop lunch at 210 grant street before unloading into our new
community center!

To RSVP or more information contact Kat 412-304-8181

P.S.  Tonight is OUTrageous Bingo at Rodef Shalom.

Another opportunity to get involved – Pittsburgh's Gay & Lesbian Professional Networking Group is meeting at the Firehouse Lounge on August 28, 2009.

GLENDA has moved their annual fundraising event, Dining 4 Diversity, to April because of the GLCC move (GLENDA rents space). 

The Lambda Ball is coming up in November.  You can get involved in the planning committee (a way to channel all those “they should …” thoughts) and help make Pittsburgh's premiere social event a huge success.  To get involved, contace Anne at

I understand that the County Executive is working to create the County Human Relations Committee.  I know of two nominees, Hugh McGough and La'Tasha Mayes, both of whom would represent us well.  No word on the timeframe.  No word from Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Administration on the GLBT Advisory Committee.  (I'm so used to my inquiries being ignored by Joanna Doven that I'm starting to feel we are engaged in a dance.)  BTW, G-20 is no excuse for delay when you've had the nominations since January 15, 2009.  Pick some people and move on.  I'm fairly certain they won't wear masks to the meetings.  Or bring eggs. 



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