CP on Big Queer Rally; More on Club Pittsburgh

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The City Paper's Marty Levine does his usual excellent job with in-depth coverage of the recent Big Queer Rally. Levine focuses on how the crowd responded to the participation of so many local politicians that many interpreted as a strong show of support for the LGBT community. But it was the number of elected officials […]

Need Photos from Big Queer Rally

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

If you have photos and/or video from Saturday's rally that you would be willing to share, please forward them to me. I'll post on the blog, but also share with other organizers.  I'm especially interested in any video of the song that Janet Edwards led.  

OUTcomes: Pittsburgh’s Big Queer Rally

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Yesterday was a complete blur for me.  One moment, I'm sipping coffee with Adam waiting for anyone show up at the rally site and then next I'm sipping tea with Adam waiting for anyone to show up at the post-rally dinner site.  In between, about 125 assorted folks showed up, set up and paid attention […]

Big Queer Rally Deemed Success.

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Chalk one up for mainstream media as our very own Chris Potter stood in the freezing cold for several hours to film today's “Big Queer Rally” and then raced back to his office to be the first out of the gate in reporting on this event. Me?  I went to Squirrel Hill and ate sushi.  […]

Yes, There’s More on the Big Queer Rally

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Can you believe that “Big Queer Rally” wasn't an overwhelming hit as the official title for Saturday's rally?  I think it is pretty catchy myself.  It certainly has been drawing in the visitors using various fundie, wingnut search tems. Anyway, we had a meeting tonight.  Here's the latest scoop. City Council President Doug Shields is […]

Even More Big Queer Rally Updates! and Al Franken!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green will be attending the Big Queer Rally on Saturday to address the crowd about her proposed ordinance to extend civil protections in housing, employment and public accomodations to LGBTQ residents of Allegheny County. Good news.  That makes the County (Green), City (Kraus) and the State (Wagner) heard from.  Hopefully, our […]

The Latest Updates on the Big Queer Rally, the Hearing and other stuff

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Big Queer Rally — 6 days away.  Are you ready?  Got your signs?  Pulled out your long johns in case it is chilly?  Got your chant ready to go?  Latest updates:  Unfortunately, Lynn Cullen cannot attend but she sends her best wishes.  On a bright note, State Representative Chelsa Wagner (and newlywed spouse of longtime […]

Another Update on Big Queer Rally: Kraus to Speak

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Just received confirmation that City Councilman Bruce Kraus, Pittsburgh's first openly gay elected official, will be speaking at the rally on January 10 and addressing County Council on January 15.  I also see the email notices starting to spiral out and about.  I hope you have those dates circled on your calendar.  We need you!  […]

UPDATE: Big Queer Rally

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Reverend Janet Edwards has just confirmed that she will be speaking at the upcoming rally on January 10, 2009.  As you may recall, Janet was the target of a church trial because of her decision to preside at the wedding of two local lesbians.  She was cleared of those charges.  I believe she will prove to be […]

Big Queer Rally Set for Saturday, January 10 – Oakland

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's the scoop … there's going to be a BIG QUEER RALLY on Saturday, January 10 from 2 – 4 PM at the Schenley Quad in Oakland (near the libraries).  This is a follow up event to the Join the Impact rally in early November which turned out nearly 500 people.  The focus of the […]