Mayoral City of Pittsburgh Proclamation that Tuesday, December 29, 2020 is ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh


“Pittsburgh Celebrates 15 Successful Years of the LGBTQ Blog

December Twenty-Ninth Two-Thousand & Twenty

WHEREAS, Founded in 2005, the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog is the longest
running LGBTQ blog in Pennsylvania, shattering the average two-to-three year life span of most
blogs; and,

WHEREAS, After being started by local social worker and community organizer Sue Kerr,
the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog has had over two dozen contributing and guest
bloggers and published over 5,000 posts on everything from local politics to stories from the
LGBTQ community that are not commonly covered by other media; and,

WHEREAS, The Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog has helped lift and amplify the
voices and experiences of LGBTQ individuals and communities throughout the region and has
contributed not only media representation, but social action for those communities in projects like
founding the #AMPLIFY archive documenting over 300 personal accounts of LGBTQ individuals
in Western Pennsylvania, creating the first “blogger in residence” artist residency with Most
Wanted Fine Art and most recently co-founding the Pittsburgh MasQue ProjecT to connect trans
and queer individuals with face masks; and,

WHEREAS, The blog has received several accolades for their work including being voted
Best Local Blogger in the Pittsburgh City Paper “Best of Pittsburgh” reader’s poll in 2016, voted
Best Local Blog in the City Paper’s 2019 “Best of Pittsburgh” and named Best Local Blog and
Best Lesbian Activist by the People’s Pride PGH 2020.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, William Peduto, Mayor of the City of
Pittsburgh do hereby celebrate the success of the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog, Sue
Kerr and the blog’s contributors, for 15 years of providing a platform and a voice for those who
have historically been underheard.

FUTHEREMORE, declaring, Tuesday, December Twenty-Ninth Two-Thousand &
Twenty as “Pittsburgh Lesbians Correspondents Blog Day” here in our most livable City of

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the City of Pittsburgh at the City-County Building, this twenty-ninth day of December in the year Two-Thousand & Twenty.”


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