Monday, April 4
by Sue on Mon 04 Apr 2011 09:34 AM EDT
I caught this very late last night. Great way to end a weekend.
GLCC Youth Director has been named a Finalist for the 2011 Jefferson Awards. His profile will run in the PG on Wednesday.
His name is Ben Cook and I met him in 2003 when I was on the GLCC Board. I distinctly remember being impressed that he gave up his Fridays to support LGBTQ youth.
He's been there on Friday nights for over ten thousand hours. Ten thousand!
I've found Ben to be an articulate, generous man. I've had a little bit of professional contact with him and his demeanor in his work life reflects the same values that take him to the GLCC. We once had a conversation about the experiences of LGBTQ youth who were homeless and he was very quiet when he described the Friday night pizza snack as the only meal someone would eat that day.
We should all be very proud to have a volunteer like Ben. His work is at the heart of the critical role the GLCC plays in the lives of Pittsburgh's LGBTQ comunity.
Monday, May 24
by Sue on Mon 24 May 2010 08:05 PM EDT
Thursday, February 21
by Sue on Thu 21 Feb 2008 07:59 PM EST
This week, intrepid City Paper reporter and friend to the average queer, Melissa Meinzer explores the ramifications of Rebecca Hare's rescue from a rising river and the media free for all around her gender identity.
While it is fairly self-evident that Pittsburgh's media botched coverage of this story and that Rebecca's gender was not relevant to her rescue, Meinzer explores the connection between her status as a trans woman and her decision to live under the Convention Center.
Well done. Check out the full story for more details.