Update on pro-equality legislation in Pennsylvania

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

State Representive Cohen has introduced a measure that would expand existing law to recognize civil unions.   HB708 has several familiar cosponsors, including Dan Frankel, Jake Wheatley, Chelsa Wagner, Dom Costa, Paul Costa, Mark Gergely.  41 sponsors in total. This legislation has been referred to the Judiciary Committee as of February 12, 2011. Several cosponsors sit in […]

WPTS launches “Gay Agenda” radio program

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Thursday's Post-Gazette comes word of a new LGBTQ radio program called “The Gay Agenda” The idea behind “The Gay Agenda,” which airs on FM 92.1 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, is to discuss issues of concern to people in the gay community of greater Pittsburgh. The show began in January, and has included […]

The PG’s Reg Henry weighs in on DOMA

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Defense of Marriage Act took another blow this when the Department of Justice (part of the Executive Branch) anounced it will no longer defend DOMA in court.  Pittsburgh's own Reg Henry weighs in with a very pragmatic priece. DOMA, on the other hand, is increasingly uncool, being social and religious prejudice written into law. […]

Marriage Equality Update

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good news from Maryland.   The fight for marriage equality in Maryland took a giant step forward tonight as the State Senate voted to approve a bill that extends legal marriage to same-sex couples.  The  legislation now heads to the House of Delegates for debate.  If it wins approval in the lower chamber, Maryland Gov. Martin […]

14th Ward Independent Democratic Club sponsors Impact Video Contest

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This looks interesting … GOT MESSAGE? Would you like to add to the progressive message and maybe win a few hundred bucks? The Pittsburgh 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club is holding a contest for best visual – film, video, slide show, performance art, stand-up, whatever you can record – that inspires people to action toward […]

“Fagbug” is back in the region

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I first learned about this story at Pridefest a few years ago.  Erin Davies has her vehicle vandalized, including homophobic graffiti and the always original tag “Fag.”  Erin took action and began driving the vehicle around the nation to educate people about homophobia.  Sure enough, she drove in the Pride March that year.  Erin is […]

Santorum and “santorum” … the devil is in the Google analytics

Dan Savage is incredibly naughty and wonderful in the same breath.  Thanks to his creative and intrepid readers, the Savage definition of Santorum remains at the top of the Google search for Rick's name.  Rick's wikipedia entry is third.    The Post-Gazette reported that Savage's readers have clicked away to put the santorum definition to […]

Stuff

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Blogging has been a bit sparse of late.  Chalk it up to some time constraints, lack of inspiration due to information overload and other stuff.  Blah, blah, blah. It is still tough when I sit down in front of a crisp, fresh post opportunity and draw a complete blank.  Stuff is happening … stunning protests […]

Transphobia in local media

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Pittsburgh City Paper's Lauren Daley provides excellent coverage of a story on transphobia in the local media and the ensuing community response. In short, WPXI covered the arrest of two female identified individuals who were allegedly engaged in prostitution.  Outrage arose over the station's bungling of gender and trans terminology during their story. Online […]

Rally Thursday to Defend Women’s Lives

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A message from longtime activist Jeanne Clark. Dear Friends, (please excuse the potty mouth – I'm too mad to be polite)  Legislation in both DC and Harrisburg is moving  that will put women's lives at risk. Cuts to all family planning funding. No abortion care in health insurance reform even if you pay it yourself. […]