Happy Fifth Blogiversary to Us!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I've been mulling over this post for quite a few weeks.  I say mulling when I really mean typing, grumbling, deleting and wailing my lack of inspiration. I kept asking myself how relevant local LGBTQ blogging was, especially from a woman's point of view. Then Ledcat said “why did you start blogging?”  Voila!  Let's take […]

Human kindness is overflowing and I think it’s gonna rain today

Lonely, so lonely.Tin can at my feet,I think I'll kick it down the street.That's the way to treat a friend. Bright before me the signs implore me:Help the needy and show them the way.Human kindness is overflowing,and I think it's gonna rain today. I spent more than six weeks raising donations of holiday gifts for […]

More on Metcalfe

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I dialogued with Sue Frietsche of the Women's Law Project about the Metcalfe memo on “Marriage Amendment” 2011.  Her take on it is cause for serious thought … It's more radical than alternative versions because of the provision prohibiting recognition of any “identical or substantially equivalent” legal union.  So what is a substantially equivalent legal union?  […]

AP piece on Pennsylvania LGBT ordinances/legislation

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Hmm … I missed this yesterday in the Post-Gazette. HARRISBURG — Although his years-long crusade to enact a statewide ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity again died at the end of the most recent legislative session, state Rep. Dan Frankel sees reason for optimism. Frankel's optimism stems from the long-term view […]

Of friendships lost and friendships renewed

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It has been a long month. I could go on and on with the dramas, both large and small that have pervaded Lesbian Central.  Let's just say the highlight of the week was losing (and finding) my cell phone at the Waterfront and losing (and finding) our chihuaha in our back alley.  Amidst the intensity […]

Joan Clearly, an LGBT ally, resigns from Allegheny County Council

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Buried not on the front page comes news that Allegheny County Councilwoman Joan Cleary has resigned her seat with no explanation.  Her replacement will be selected by the Dems on the Council and will include someone from Baldwin, Brentwood, Castle Shannon, Clairton, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills, South Park, West Elizabeth, and Whitehall. Cleary was chair […]

Equality Advocates PA Response to Metcalfe Memo

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Equality PA — Friends:  Let the crazy begin.  Hopefully, this won't  ruin anyone's holidays but it appears from the attached memo that the battle will begin early in 2011.  What I am providing is a copy of a memo from one of our chief opponents, Rep. Darryl Metcalfe, calling on his legislative colleagues to sign on […]

Metcalfe Back with PA Marriage Amendment

Like roaches crawling out of the woodwork, social conservative Republicans are back to defend marriage against the ever-looming threat of homosexuality.  See this memo from PA Representative (and would be Lt. Governor) Darryl Metcalfe whose neck of crazy-town includes Western PA.  Seriously, this is a problem   Looks like we'll have another Blog for Equality […]

Post-Gazette editors weigh in on DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/opinion/a-fine-point/23948-victory-in-battle-reason-and-equality-win-on-dont-ask-dont-tell Soon it will be history. What counts is that a good soldier is a good soldier cdd