Who is the Jagoff? Jumping to Conclusions about Disability Parking

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Major fail on the part of the website Ya Jaoff! with regard to stereotyping people with disabilities, especially those that are considered “hidden” or “invisible.” We first met the “YaJagoff” team via Twitter. The site is a series of submissions by Pittsburgh folks who encounter quintessential examples of “jagoff” behavior. I should acknowledge that I […]

The Rainbow New Year … 2011 LGBTQ in Review

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Tons of blog posts in the queersosphere about the highlights of 2011 for the LGBTQ community. Let’s start with a list from Mara Keisling, Executive Direct of The National Center for Transgender Equality. These are 14 Reasons that Made 2011 Great for Trans People.  The list includes at least 19 municipal/state actions that protect trans […]

Does the Catholic Church Have a First Amendment Right to Provide Social Services?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

No. And they accept that fact. Here’s the challenge. Anthony R. Picarello Jr., general counsel and associate general secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, disagreed. “It’s true that the church doesn’t have a First Amendment right to have a government contract,” he said, “but it does have a First Amendment right not […]

Happy 6th Blogoversary to Us!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here we are again … celebrating another year of blogging lesbian Pittsburgh. Yeah, I don’t really know what that means but it seems catchy. I was pondering the impact of my most recent year of blogging.  I haven’t been consistent, but I’ve been paying attention even when its been a little silent around here. Here […]

Michigan Governor Bans Domestic Partner Benefits for Public Employees

Here’s a dangerous precedent … Citing the 2004 Constitutional amendment barring recognition of same-sex relationships in the state of Michigan, GOP state Rep. Dave Agema pushed a bill eliminating health care coverage for domestic partners of public employees to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.  <snip> According to Equality Michigan, many public entities provide coverage for domestic […]

Reflection on Burgh Baby’s “Christmas Crazy” Project to Benefit Womansplace

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

For several years, Michelle at Burgh Baby has organized a holiday gift project called “Christmas Crazy.” In this indeavor, she’s enlisted folks as diverse as Solstice Cafe and Scarehouse. Michelle divides the gifts between local domestic violence programs to provide holiday gifts for women who often flee into the night with little in hand save […]

Merry Christmas from Lesbian Central

As we wind down our Christmas Eve festivities, Ledcat and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and a general Happy Holidays from our family! We spent the evening eating takeout Thai food and watching “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” on YouTube.  Of course, we had a few cats […]

Flashback to 1992 SNL Lesbian Christmas Skit with Glenn Close

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

http://www.hulu.com/watch/277073/saturday-night-live-lesbian-christmas-party