Fatal shooting in San Fran’s Castro District before Pride Parade

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the San Francisco Chronicle; One of three victims of a shooting in San Francisco's Castro District late Saturday night has died from his injuries, according to the medical examiner's office. Stephen Powell, 19, was shot in the torso about 11:30 p.m. at Market and Castro streets during the city's “Pink Saturday” celebrations, police said. […]

Steel City Hoop Union

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Does this not sound like big fun? Hello Friends and Neighbors, It has come to my attention that some folks don't know that the Steel City Hoop Union still meets every Tuesday evening at the Union Project.  Just bring yourself (and your mom, your dad, your grandma, your uncle, your girlfriend, your boyfriend . . […]

Mayor Ravenstahl Appointment — Any Gays?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today the PG reports that Mayor Ravenstahl is “ketchin up” on his job by appointing 23 people to 10 different boards.  The nominations need City Council approval. There's lots of wrangling about people with expired terms doing a fine job in their current positions.  Funny how that never comes up when it comes to City […]

Swipe

Addendum:  This is irony. There is no such thing as a swipe button.  I officially think we should elect Dan Onorato as Governor. He has my blessing.  (Also irony in case that doesn't translate from written word.)

Marcellus Shale and Ricky Burgess

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A few days ago, I wrote a little chastisement of Reverend Burgess' vote for regulating the drilling for natural gas within the City in lieu of standing against it.  I received an off the record email from a Burgess supporter explaining the nuances of the law and the Council's ability to defend citizens in this […]

The Anti-Choice convention

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Tis tempting to tap into the oh-so-easy comparison of the Furry convention and the “National Right to Life” convention which winds up tomorrow.  The PG mentions a long-term pro-choice activist who is among the longest term attendees at this conference and has a mutually supportive 'right to protest' relationship with an anti-choice priest.  Good stuff. […]

Trib gives credit to Obama on gay rights …. irony is delicious

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here it is: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is chipping away at his long list of promises to gay voters but has yet to earn the full-throated backing of the reliably Democratic voting bloc. The Obama White House has accomplished more than any other on gay rights, yet has drawn sharp criticism from an unexpected […]

Stuff in the Post-Gazette

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A few things of interest … A gay pastor is coming to North Versailles to talk about his experiences being outsted and then reinstated in the Lutheran Church. Rev. Schmeling at 1 p.m. Saturday. He will also preach Sunday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Shadyside. Saturday's event, “Let the Whole Church Sing: […]

Peduto and Shields Protecting City

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I truly do not understand City Council.  How can only two of our electeds want to keep drilling out of the City?  The Gulf Oil Spill is still gushing. The corporation and the bureaucrats are bungling the heck out of it.  People's livelihoods are drying up.  And the environment is dying.  How a man as learned […]

PG weighs in on the 14th Amendment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Their consensu is that the lack of footnotes precludes distinguishing children of legal citizens from children whose parents are not legal residents. Mr. Pearce is the author of the divisive Arizona law that puts local law enforcement officers in the unsuitable role of enforcing immigration controls, a federal responsibility. Now he wants to punish the […]