The Trumpet Inside Me: Reflections on a Magical Night

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What happens when you mix a hard-drinking cougar with a crowd filled with lesbians?  Bedazzle. Last night, an artist looked into my soul and shared my life with the world.  It was like she took all my blog posts and read each one aloud.  Strumming my life on her ukelele.  Ledcat and I stopped in […]

“Ex-gay” ministries in Pittsburgh

In an earlier post, I mention the possibility of a Northside church hosting an ex-gay ministry. It caught my attention for two reasons. First, these ministries are horrificly damaging, condemned by the American Psychological Association and prey upon very vulnerable people who need support sorting out their identy, not coercion.  Pam's House Blend has a […]

Wednesday Musings

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I think today is Bisexuality Awareness Day.   Check out the GLAAD posts about this topic.  I have multiple friends who are bisexual.  Sadly, I have multiple acquaintances who 1) don't believe in bisexuality or 2) have no compunction mocking bisexual people as “not really gay.”  There's also the whole contingent that believe all bisexual people […]

What a Week! Oh, is it Tuesday?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Oh, the drama.  Everywhere.  Helicopters buzzing in the skies.  Mysterious white cargo vans with big blue letters cruising the streets.  Police takeovers of coffee houses.  Soup kitchens being chased all over town.  Pit bulls!  Gay men.  Churches.  Table ladies.  My, oh my.  I can't begin to keep up.  Check with Bram for coverage of the […]

Things I’d like the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Committee to weigh in on

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In no particular order, these are topics I'm hoping the Mayor's LGBT Advisory Committtee will review. 1. Treat the Dykes fair and square.  In 2009, the Mayor's office was a $10,000 sponsor of PrideFest, ensuring the best in public safety and public works for an event worth tens of thousands of dollars.  2009 also marked […]

International Thoughts

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A major disadvantage to our new podcast experiment has been less time for blogging.  In time for the G-20, a roundup of some international LGBTQ information and news …. Belgrade, Serbia has cancelled Gay Pride.  In spite of plans of horrific violent attacks from anti-gay foes, the government backed the event as a constitutional right, […]

2 LGBT political events coming up

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Sunday from 2-4 PM at Monte Cello's on Babcock Boulevard, come out to support Allegheny County Council candidate Tom Michalow.  This event, sponsored by the Steel City Stonewall Democrats, gives you a chance to meet Tom and learn about his qualifications as well as the reasons LGBT persons from around the region are coalescing around […]

PA Rep Darryl Metcalfe won’t help victims of domestic violence because of ties to homosexual agenda

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

File this under WTF? Our home brewed hatefest that is Western Pennsylvania's House Rep Darryl Metcalfe strikes a blow again, literally, for the kind of perverted family values that revictimize victims of domestic violence.  From the Keystone Progress Blog: A simple resolution to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the Pennsylvania House of […]

SisterShOUT!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Tonight, my heart is heavy as I prepare to say good-bye to Guiding Light and wonder if there will be closure for Jeffrey and Reva?  And if I'll find a television for my 10 AM lunch break.  Sigh. We caught the quarterly LGBT Film Festival film tonight at the Southside Works. It was a lesbian […]

12:41 AM musings

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Some things that might peak your interest … The Mayor's LGBT Advisory Committee had their first meeting on Tuesday around 8:30 AM.  I had previously contacted the individuals I had been advised (ha ha) would be serving and they basically sent me the exact sentences back in their various confirmation email messages.  We can expect […]