Why The Manhattan Declaration rankles me

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The PG offers up a front page explanation why I dislike this project. This is the headline: Christian leaders vow to resist gay marriage, abortion This is the line that gets me.  The lines, rather. The marriage section decries heterosexual promiscuity and infidelity. It says that churches often failed to provide good models and clear […]

The Sakia Gunn Film Project and Pittsburgh

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Last night, Ledcat and I attended the “People in Color” film series at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.  We caught my first performance by Dreams of Hope which was simply mindblowing.  They really are a bright spot in the local LGBTQ community.  We bought their educational DVD which we'll hopefully be able to review […]

Turkey Week Musings

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Ravenstahls are divorcing (there's no legal status of separation in Pennsylvania).  That's unfortunate.  What's even more unfortunate from my point of view is that the Mayor wants privacy around his marriage, but doesn't extend the same standard to other people's marriage. I wish them privacy and that this is as painless of possible.  I […]

Wrap Up: Bash and Grand Opening

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Thursday, I went down to 210 Grant Street for the official Grand Opening of the Gay & Lesbian Community Center's new digs.  The space is fabulous and the event was packed (hundreds and hundreds of people).  I ran into all sorts of folks from the hills and hollers of the region and didn't get home […]

The Week

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good news. Legislation that would expand hate crimes protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity has passed out of the PA House Judiciary Committee.  That's pretty cool.  I'm waiting for a press release from the advocacy groups, but this legislation has bipartisan support.  Did you know that current hate crimes laws do not protect people […]

Sunday Random Stuff

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It has been a quiet week on the blog.  Aside from the small step toward City-County consolidation that leaves the LGBTQ community behind, not much has been happening.  Here's a few snippets … Another fine example of Pennsylvania pride, the “whites only” Valley Club is filing for bankruptcy in lieu of lawsuits filed on behalf […]

Mike Lamb & John Weinstein dismissing LGBT employees needs

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This really angers me.  I have personally spoken with City Controller Michael Lamb, City Councilperson Bill Peduto and City Council President Doug Shields among others, ALL of whom have promised me that City County merger would not mean that City employees (or potential employees) lost benefits. The problem?  Well, the City of Pittsburgh, including most […]

Gay Bloggers close the gAyTM – should we follow suit here in Allegheny County?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Just caught “Don't Ask, Don't Give” on Pam's House Blend. The gays are getting pretty pissed off so they've “paused” donations to the party.  Direct donations to the campaign only.  Period.  More here at Ameriblog. Can you give examples of how the President and Democrats have not been fierce advocates for the civil rights of […]

Affordable Health Care for (Some) Americans Act passes

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Last night was a tough one.  We came home intending to watch a movie and I screwed it up by getting sucked into the debate on healthcare … we hit the front door about 20 minutes before the vote on the Stupak (Women are Stupid) Amendment that made abortion unfundable across the nation.  A few […]

Doing It Right Via New Social Media — P.F. Changs

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

PF Changs is on Twitter. I followed them among a few other companies as an experiment to see if I would be overwhelmed with spammy tweets.  Instead, I got free appetizers and a great dining experience. After a few tweets sunk into my subconscious, I decided to take Ledcat out to P.F. Changs to test […]