North Side man alleges workplace gay bashing

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good for Thomas Hutter for stepping forward and standing up to discrimination and harassment. A North Side man says he was forced to quit his job at a Neville Island company because his boss kept taunting him for being gay. Thomas Hutter, 29, said Gabriel Tamilia, his supervisor at All American Grating, repeatedly harassed him […]

Joe Hoeffel in Pittsburgh today to talk about the environment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

  HOEFFEL TO CHALLENGE CANDIDATES ON NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION: Joe Hoeffel will discuss drilling in Southwestern PA   Who:       Joe Hoeffel, Democratic Candidate for Governor                  Terri Davin, Friends of Dunkard Creek   What:          Joe Hoeffel, Democrat for governor, will discuss the economic development           potential and challenges to environment […]

Gertrude Stein Club Finds New Leadership

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The good word from this week's Pittsburgh City Paper is good for Pittsburgh's Progressive Community … the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Pittsburgh has found new leaders to keep this legendary institution going strong. When the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh made its endorsements for the May 18 primary this year, they came […]

Post-Gazette: Governor's Race Still Four Way Race

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette has another look at the Governor's race with an emphasis on economic issues. Here's there take on Hoeffel … While the perception of Mr. Hoeffel as a more liberal candidate often focuses on social issues such as abortion rights and gay marriage, he also stresses the need for an activist approach to economic […]

A Letter About Arizona

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Tobias has given permission for this to be published. Please read this … Friends and colleagues — I have just finished reading through the text of the law that has been enacted in Arizona targeting undocumented immigrants. I have been studying the laws of the United States and working on civil rights issues for fifteen […]

Get Equal Targets Senate Armed Forces Commititee

No one from the Pennsylvania delegation serves on this committee.  Would you participate if they did?  Would you risk arrest and/or being cited?  When I think about this, I have to keep in my mind my career as a social worker.  I have to maintain my criminal history clearances, both in PA and through the […]

Random Stuff … Just Because

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What do you think of the new look?  May is Ledcat's birthday and blue is her favorite color.  Don't worry. I have a real gift hidden … well, I can't tell you because she does read this. I think. At least she fakes it well.  Nonetheless, blue. Today seemed to be the day of multiple […]

Update: Protestors stage sit-in at Senator John McCain's office over DADT

Attached is the letter to Senator John McCain from First Class Petty Officer Lonnie Allen. Update 4:45 PM The protestors are not from Get Equal or Equality Across America.  They belong to an Arizona organization called HERO (Human and Equal Rights Organizers) based on Phoenix. The protestors are reported to have been arrested, cited and […]

What makes us gay? Dispute in Babette Joseph's House of Representative's race

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I saw this a few days ago on Facebook, but lost track of time posting.  It was picked up by the Post-Gazette. We are all confused, meanwhile, about a state legislative race in Philadelphia, where one candidate has “outed” the other as straight. The incumbent, Rep. Babette Josephs, says her challenger in the Democratic primary, […]

Federal Marshalls Call Transgender Veteran "Shim"

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Quick notes this morning.  Read this account from blogger and transgender activist Autumn Sandeen at Pam's House Blend.  It describes her processing by US Federal Marshalls who treated her with disrespect and in direct violation of their own policies for processing transgender men and women.  Autumn is a decorated military veteran who engaged in civil disobedience […]