On Being Sick

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Yesterday, I felt fine. I did a bit of volunteer work, ate pancakes and enjoyed Rock of Ages. When I went to bed, I felt some discomfort in my back but I assumed it was a muscle or something. I woke up in pain. Not muscle pain, something inside pain. So off to MedExpress. That […]

Lesbian Reflection on Netroots Nation 2012: Part One

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

“Reentry” as I like to refer to post-vacation/travel time seems to be over – work schedules resumed, pets reclaimed from assorted boarding venues, cats no longer glued to our sides and a new gallon of milk has been purchased. Ah, the glamorous life of two middle aged Pittsburgh lesbians … happy that we get through […]

Letter to the Editor: Show Real LGBT Families in Post-Gazette

You know how I love the LGBTQ-positive letters to the editor. Here’s a great one from the Post-Gazette written by Ellen Garbundy of Butler: I found the photo on page B-2 of Monday’s paper offensive. The caption read: “Anti-gay protesters were on site but largely ignored during Pride Fest after the parade on Sunday.” The […]

Melissa Etheridge “Pittsburgh Pride Showed Me The Money”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dear God, I’m going to get reamed for focusing on this quote, but seriously … Melissa Etheridge made her Pridefest debut in Pittsburgh this month and it was apparently a terrific show, but my skepticism was confirmed by a  quote she gave to PG music editor Scott Mervis: She repeated that she played this fest, […]

Senator Casey (D- PA) Statement on ENDA Hearing; the Status of Employment Equality in PA

Senator Casey oft considered a very moderate Democrats is co-sponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity. WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today attended a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  Senator […]

Flawed Paper Claims To Overturn 30 Years of Credible Research That Shows Gay And Lesbian Parents Are Good Parents

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is a little complicated to explain because it involves statistical methodology, so I am going to publish a press release jointly issued by leading LGBTQ organizations to explain how and why this “research” should not fool anyone. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 11, 2012  Steve Majors | 202-664-0079| smajors@familyequality.org Michael Cole-Schwartz| 202-716-1651?Michael.Cole-Schwartz@hrc.org Angela Dallara |  646-430-3925 | Angela@freedomtomarry.org Aaron McQuade […]

Carrie Underwood States Her Own Faith & Marriage Underpin Her Support for Marriage Equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is an interesting development. Carrie Underwood has publicly stated her support for marriage equality. From an interview with a British publication, The Independent. “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry,” she said. “I can’t imagine how that […]

Episcopal Diocese of Central PA may soon bless LGBT relationships

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It is a step forward. From The Patriot News: Clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania soon might have the option of blessing same-gender couples, the diocesan bishop said Sunday. The Episcopal Church has decided “to take another step forward toward full inclusion of all its members,” the Right Rev. Nathan D. Baxter, bishop of the diocese, said […]

Pennsylvania Democrats Endorse Marriage Equality With Some Naysayers

The Pennsylvania Progressive has the scoop on this weekend’s events in which the Pennsylvania Democratic Party supported adding marriage equality to the party platform.  I got a tingling sensation all over as Pennsylvania Democrats overwhelmingly approved a resolution endorsing marriage equality today.  In an emotionally charged meeting with impassioned speeches for women’s rights and gay […]