Sunday, February 28
Saturday, February 27
by Sue on Sat 27 Feb 2010 01:39 PM EST
I'm hanging at Hoi Polloi today. I fully intended to find good information on LGBT community, but I've been distracted by the Scrabble and news from the earthquakes in Chili and Argentina.
So here's a little round up.
An Italian chef was fired for suggesting, however tongue in cheek, that people could cook their cats if they lacked other meat.
A North Carolina elected official describes the "Obama tsunami" which <gasp> increased voter turnout among the African-American community. He's no friend to the homos either. (h/t Pam's House Blend)
Groundbreaking news from HUD with regard to a discrimination study for the LGBT community.
Time for Democracy for Pittsburgh endorsements. (h/t 2 Political Junkies)
The Tea Party got cancelled cause its slippy out.
That's all I got.
Friday, February 26
by Sue on Fri 26 Feb 2010 05:46 PM EST
If you are free Sunday evening, please join us at Hoi Polloi for a "house" party for Joe Hoeffel.
Joe will be joining us via videoconference to take your live questions. So this is a great opportunity to talk informally with the campaign staff AND to ask your specific questions.
We'll have some of Hoi Polloi's signature finger foods (homemade!) and all the coffee you can drink (tea, too even though it isn't one of "those" kind of parties) compliments of your host committee. There will be a cash "coffee bar" if you crave a special drink and you can also order off the menu.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, February 25
by Sue on Thu 25 Feb 2010 07:52 PM EST
They had me when I saw this ...
Partner/Spouse! We even get top billing.
by Sue on Thu 25 Feb 2010 05:51 PM EST
by Sue on Thu 25 Feb 2010 05:00 PM EST
I promise I will post about the Mayor's LGBT Advisory Council meeting. I can't promise to be particularly witty. I've been debriefed by no less than five people about this meeting, including someone from the Mayor's team, so I'm already a little over it.
However, I spent more than 12 months pushing for this Council to take shape and do something so I promise to stick with it for the long haul.
I did live tweet the event. You can read all about it here http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23LukeLGBTcmt
That's all I've got for right now.
by Sue on Thu 25 Feb 2010 07:48 AM EST
Some good news from the PA
The PG does a thorough job with this story, explaining how the concept of custody rulings continues to evolve around the best interests of the child. The idea that one type of parent is automatically a better custodial parent because of their identity (mother, white, married, etc) is set aside.
I also like that the higher court slapped down the lower court judge for clear gender bias in his ruling.
Wednesday, February 24
by Sue on Wed 24 Feb 2010 07:38 AM EST
Tonight, the Mayor's LGBT Advisory Committee will be holding its first meeting with representatives of the community. I will be live tweeting the meeting so you can be there, too!
The invitation asked us to bring along our top three concerns/issues related to the LGBT community in Pittsburgh. I have one very concrete, easy to address proposal (AND a solution that won't cost money). Do you have any suggestions? You can email or tweet me if you do.
Tuesday, February 23
by Sue on Tue 23 Feb 2010 09:55 PM EST
The issue has some life in the WV Senate, but this is definitely good news.
by Sue on Tue 23 Feb 2010 08:32 PM EST
This was posted as a DailyKOS diary yesterday. Thoughtful people are not buying into the idea that we must capitulate on equality to run a viable candidate in the general election.
Let's ask the gay employees of Allegheny County if we can do better.