Ten Years Later: Looking Back at the 2009 Steel City Stonewall Democrats Endorsement Meeting

Steel City Stonewall Democrats Endorsement 2019

I’m resharing/reposting this post from exactly ten years ago – my summary of the 2009 Steel City Stonewall Democrats endorsement meeting. I’ve included the comments. You might notice a similarity with the modern incarnation of progressive Dems – both candidates and activists (and commenters). And the criticisms that I’m irrelevant, self-serving, and demanding as well […]

The Big Queer Endorsement: Shifting Alliances

So, heck yeah, I’m still a little sore.  Thanks for asking. I actually did pretty well until my last trip down the narrow flight of stairs at work.  Thankfully, my wrists and fingers are fine so I can blog away. How about someone saw my Twitter updates about the Steel City Dems endorsement meeting and asked […]

The Gay Chat: Here’s How It Went

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is really long, but read to the end for the outcomes.  First, here are the Steel-City endorsements and here are those of the Gertrude Stein Club. Tonight Ledcat and I scurried home to let the dogs out and head over to Shadyside for an historic meeting — the first ever LGBT forum sponsored by […]

Q&A with Weldianne Scales, Candidate for Magistrate District Judge 05-2-08

The biggest challenge of getting real justice for LGBTQ+ community members is to have judges who are culturally competent and lack bigotry. Judges need to use proper names and pronouns, of course, but judges also need to understand, and to be willing to understand, the particular problems and needs of members of this community, and […]

Steel City Stonewall Endorsements for November 3, 2009

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Attached below, there is a copy you can print out and take with you to the polls on Tuesday. VOTE NOVEMBER 3rd 2009!!! It is critical that progressive people get out and vote this year!!! Statewide Judicial races dominate this year's elections. We all have seen in California, Massachusetts, & Vermont state courts play a […]

Judges, Judges, Judges

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette endorsed four candidates we've discussed before.  Joe Williams, Hugh McGough, Arnie Klein and Don Walko have all sought the Steel City Stonewall endorsement. Again, this is not the sole factor in a vote for the Court of Common Pleas, but it is something I think worth noting.  Hugh's team has been especially adept at using social networking in his campaign.  […]