Vigil Sunday Evening for Mollie and Mary Kristene – Victims of Hate Crime in Texas

Please join the GLCC and other groups organizing a vigil for the two young women assaulted and left for dead in a South Texas park. One of the women, Mollie Olgi 19, did not survive. Kristene Chapa, 18, survived but is in serious condition. Vigils have been organized across the nation to commemorate all women […]

Megabus – Pgh Leaders Need To Show Leadership

I’m sure you know about Megabus – $2 fares to New York City, et al. Double decker buses. Wi-fi. Express routes. Megabus is an efficient, cost-effective transportation resource for moderate and low income individuals traveling across PA and beyond. We recently took a trip to Providence, Rhode Island for a conference. The trip to NYC […]

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips – Not What You Might Expect

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My Transvaginal Ultrasound – No Complimentary Abortion?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am not seeking to terminate a pregnancy, but I’ll admit that when my doc told me I would need a transvaginal ultrasound I was sorely tempted to ask her if a complimentary abortion came along with it. Ha. She is a little stern so I didn’t think she would appreciate my humor. However, it […]

Teen Lesbian Couple Shot in Head, Left for Dead in South Texas Park

A very tragic and disturbing story breaks tonight from South Texas. From Raw Story: Visitors to a public park in Portland, Texas were terrified on Saturday to find two teenage girls who had been shot in the head, according to MSNBC. Nineteen-year-old Mollie Judith Olgin was found dead on the scene and 18-year-old Mary Christine Chapa […]

Luzerne County, PA Establishes Mandatory Domestic Partner Registry for Employees

This bit from Think Progress struck me as odd. County in northeast Pennsylvania has instituted a new policy requiring the same-sex domestic partners of county employees to identify themselves, even though they will still not be permitted to collect benefits. The reason for the policy is to ensure that anti-nepotism prohibitions and restrictions are applied to domestic […]

Pennsylvania Approval for Marriage Equality On The Rise

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Yet two recent polls have found that support for same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania is rising near or above 50 percent. For the first time since Muhlenberg College started polling on gay marriage, most Pennsylvanians indicated in December 2011 that they believe same-sex marriage should be legal. Susquehanna Polling and Research found […]

Breaking: PA School District Approves Domestic Partner Benefits for Employees

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In an era of intense scrutiny of the public school systems in Pennsylvania, it is heartening to see that the belt tightening necessitated by the Corbett Administration’s gutting of public education funding does not stop school districts from treating their employees fairly.  This press release from Equality PA proves that the tide is in favor […]

Pittsburgh Dyke and Trans March 2012

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Remarks by the President at the LGBT Pride Month Reception

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 15, 2012 Remarks by the President at the LGBT Pride Month Reception East Room 5:16 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, hello, hello!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you so much.  Well, thank you very much. Well, welcome to the White House, […]