PA Rep Tim Solobay – defends himself from Harrisburg “trash”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I was pleased that Representative Tim Solobay used quick thinking to defend himself in an attempted mugging in Harrisburg.  I'm glad some of the suspects are in custody and no one was injured.  It is a good story of an individual using the resources at hand to get help.  Being a former athlete didn't hurt. […]

LGBTQ Youth Suicides: Three Reports in One Day

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Garden State Equality (NJ) comes word of a Rutgers freshman who committed suicide after a video of him being sexually intimate with another male was circulated by his roommate.  The video was made without his knowledge.  For immediate release Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Statement of Garden State Equality Chair Steven Goldstein, cell (917) 449-8918 […]

Rift in the LGBTQ Community

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From comes this insightful analysis on what the looming failure to repeal DADT says about activism within the national LGBTQ community. The grassroots folks are calling for more accountability from Gay, Inc.  perhaps to form a more cohesive and inclusive strategy to getting *something* accomplished? Personally, I think stripping away the veneer of cooperation […]

The Candidate: Let’s Support PA Congressman Patrick Murphy

US Congressman Patrick Murphy is an ally.  He doesn't promise to vote for repealing DADT.  He is a military veteran who openly pushes for repeal.  Check out his website.   He has positive polling in his district. But he's not polling well in terms of reelection.  Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), an Iraq war veteran, is […]

Progressive Revolt

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Is it possible that after the Dems are slaughtered in November, us “dissatisfied” progressives will revolt in Tea Party style and wrest control of our party away from capitulating milquetoasts?  Did I even spell that correctly?  Do I care enough to check?  No.  I just want to find some hope in the future and some […]

40 Tote Bags for my 40th Birthday

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

October 22 marks my 40th birthday.  Some people celebrate with a tattoo, a new outfit, or an adventurous vacation. I'm focused on red velvet cake and tote bags.  What?  Yes, I'm hoping my friends, readers and do-gooders of all stripes will help me collect 40 tote bags that I can pass along to the food […]

Save the Date: Lambda Bash November 20, 2010

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Put on your cool clothes and plan to be at the Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday, November 30, 2010.  Lots of exciting sneak peeks ahead …. The honorary event chair is gay ally F. Dok Harris.   

Pgh Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Celebrates 25 years this October

It is an anniversary milestone for an important piece of Pittsburgh's LGBT cultural heritage – the annual film festival brought to us by the Lesbian & Gay Film Society.  This marks the 25th anniversary of this important institution.    There are some lovely films for your viewing pleasure.  I've found the Southside Works to be […]

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Another Positive Court Ruling on DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the Washington Post courtesy of the Post-Gazette. A federal judge on Friday ordered the reinstatement of an Air Force nurse discharged from the military under the “don't ask, don't tell” policy that forbids openly gay service members. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton told a packed Tacoma, Wash., courtroom that evidence at a six-day trial […]

How seriously does the party take the mid-term elections?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A Dem State Party staffer and former Onorato campaign staffer (and liaison to the homos) was busted for posession of like a lot of pot plants.  Not a little bit of pot in her pocket.  Growing in her basement pot.  I mean who is stupid enough to do this six weeks before a huge election?  […]