Letter to the editor – DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Karen Mesko's piece in the Post-Gazette draw an appreciative letter from another person discharged under this policy. Essay hit home Thank you for publishing the excellent piece by Karen Mesko regarding the “don't ask, don't tell” policy (“To Be a Soldier … or a Human Being,” Feb. 21 Forum). I was discharged under “don't ask, […]


Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I'm hanging at Hoi Polloi today.  I fully intended to find good information on LGBT community, but I've been distracted by the Scrabble and news from the earthquakes in Chili and Argentina. So here's a little round up. An Italian chef was fired for suggesting, however tongue in cheek, that people could cook their cats […]

We are having a "Coffee" House Party for Joe Hoeffel and You Are Invited!

If you are free Sunday evening, please join us at Hoi Polloi for a “house” party for Joe Hoeffel.  Joe will be joining us via videoconference to take your live questions. So this is a great opportunity to talk informally with the campaign staff AND to ask your specific questions.  We'll have some of Hoi Polloi's […]

I just joined WDUQ

They had me when I saw this …   Partner/Spouse!  We even get top billing. 

I know, I know …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I promise I will post about the Mayor's LGBT Advisory Council meeting.  I can't promise to be particularly witty.  I've been debriefed by no less than five people about this meeting, including someone from the Mayor's team, so I'm already a little over it.  However, I spent more than 12 months pushing for this Council […]

PG Stuff N That

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Some good news from the PA Supreme  Superior Court … In an opinion that at once awarded homosexual parents equal custody rights and criticized a Dauphin County Common Pleas judge for potential gender bias, the state Superior Court overturned a 25-year-old precedent. The previous precedent, the court wrote in a 7-1 opinion, set a presumption […]

Live Tweeting Mayor's LGBT Advisory Meeting Tonight

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Tonight, the Mayor's LGBT Advisory Committee will be holding its first meeting with representatives of the community.  I will be live tweeting the meeting so you can be there, too!  The invitation asked us to bring along our top three concerns/issues related to the LGBT community in Pittsburgh.  I have one very concrete, easy to address […]

WV House keeps "marriage protection" amendment from floor vote

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good news from West Virginia. (h/t Fairness West Virginia) GOP delegates unsuccessfully tried to force a floor vote on a bipartisan resolution (HJR5) called the “Marriage Protection Amendment.” The proposal calls for a statewide referendum on whether to amend West Virginia's constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman. This week, Republicans […]

Joe Hoeffel ad

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This was posted as a DailyKOS diary yesterday. Thoughtful people are not buying into the idea that we must capitulate on equality to run a viable candidate in the general election.  [T]here's also a need to be bold enough that if you win, you have a mandate to actually pass laws that address the problems […]