Dude Looks Like a Lady – The Real Story

Content Notes: contains transgender slur Several years ago, I recall listening to an interview with Desmond Child – a successful songwriter that no one has ever heard of except people who record his music. Desmond is gay. So anyway, he was describing working with Areosmith on their hit “Dude Looks Like a Lady” and it […]

Two Big Federal Wins for Marriage Equality

Thursday brought news of two significant rules that will have an immediate impact on LGBTQ families. First, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a ruling on Medicare: Gay married couples are now eligible for nursing home care through Medicare-funded private insurance in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision against the Defense of […]

Feeling Blue

I’ve been blue. It is medical in nature as most things are, but it has been exacerbated by real life situations. And my main coping/medical strategy is to “hang in there” until some med adjustments kick-in. I sleep a lot. I haven’t really been eating and I don’t have much to say. I try watching […]

Here’s What We Need To Do About HB 300

From the  City Paper (excellent analysis btw):   But the bill might at least get a hearing — and that “is critically important,” Sims says. “We haven’t had people testifying before us about the impact of discrimination, saying, ‘You’re telling me I’ve lived and worked here my whole life, but I’m not treated equally?’” Metcalfe […]

Pgh City Paper Explores Local Impact of Russian LGBT Persecution

Pittsburgh has a historical and modern Russian population. During the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, many Russians – especially those who were Jewish – escaped the pogroms and ended up in Pittsburgh. Then again in the latter half of the 20th century, it is estimated that 4,000 Russians resettled […]

What I Noticed at the GLCC Today

So I had a 10 AM mtg at the GLCC – Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center –  which meant that I passed youth waiting for the official opening at 12 PM. It was raining and humid and uncomfortable. The youth were politely standing to the side in the hallway, keeping the stairway clear. They were wearing rain […]

Why Pink Doesn’t Exist

Found this on the delightful website Brain Pickings … watch this fantastic explanation of how the color pink exists even though pink light doesn’t.

Update or Not

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Lawyers have been consulted. The City remains mum. Wait til they hear our counteroffer. Ha.

Has the City of Pittsburgh Lost The Domestic Partner Registry?

What a ridiculous question. How can you lose a registry? So a few days ago, we were informed that we have less than 5 weeks to comply with an “employee dependent verification” audit conducted by a third party contracted through the City (City Council and the Mayor approved of this, unanimously.) These audits are used […]