The Takei Mystique

Gays and Geeks is how some put it. What? Oh, the union of two distinct (sometimes) groups of people in complete excitement because actor and activist George Takei and his husband Brad are in Pittsburgh for the summer. And to make that motif absolutely perfect, they made their surprise debut at the Toonseum’s fundraiser this […]

Trans Panel from Netroots Nation 12

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I’ve intended to post this for weeks now. I did not attend because of a schedule conflict, but I think this is really worth a watch. I met Joss, Autum and Monica at the event — they are terrific people and very articulate on a variety of issues. I suspect they also get some labeling […]

Independence Day

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Each year, I post this video in honor the women who survived domestic violence and those who did not. National Domestic Violence Hotline.  1?800?799?SAFE(7233) orTTY 1?800?787?3224. Let freedom ring. Let the white dove sing. Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning. Let the weak be strong. Let the hurt be wrong. Roll that […]

Facebook Takes Another Step Toward Equality; Still Hung Up On Words

Facebook is evolving.   Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, has taken another step toward LGBT-inclusiveness, introducing same-sex icons for users to select from when adding marriage events to their profile’s timeline. Previously, the marriages between gay couples were marked by the default “bride and groom” icon. That’s good. Images matter. But I don’t […]

Chick-Fil-A Donates (More) Money to Anti-LGBTQ Organizations

Equality Matter has the story. In 2010, in spite of intense denials that they were anti-gay Chick-Fil-A’s foundation donated $2 million to anti-LGBTQ organizations. Including known hate groups.  Hmmm. Marriage & Family Foundation: $1,188,380 Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000 National Christian Foundation: $247,500 New Mexico Christian Foundation: $54,000  Exodus International: $1,000 Family Research Council: $1,000 […]

Anderson Cooper “The fact is, I’m gay”

Journalist Anderson Cooper confirms that he is gay in a thoughtful letter to blogger Andrew Sullivan. I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too […]