Lesbian Reflection on Netroots Nation 2012: Part One

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

“Reentry” as I like to refer to post-vacation/travel time seems to be over – work schedules resumed, pets reclaimed from assorted boarding venues, cats no longer glued to our sides and a new gallon of milk has been purchased. Ah, the glamorous life of two middle aged Pittsburgh lesbians … happy that we get through […]

Letter to the Editor: Show Real LGBT Families in Post-Gazette

You know how I love the LGBTQ-positive letters to the editor. Here’s a great one from the Post-Gazette written by Ellen Garbundy of Butler: I found the photo on page B-2 of Monday’s paper offensive. The caption read: “Anti-gay protesters were on site but largely ignored during Pride Fest after the parade on Sunday.” The […]

Senator Casey (D- PA) Statement on ENDA Hearing; the Status of Employment Equality in PA

Senator Casey oft considered a very moderate Democrats is co-sponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity. WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today attended a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  Senator […]

Adventures in Swag – Helping Our Neighbors

This week, I’m attending the Netroots Nation conference in Rhode Island. The exhibitors hall opened up today and I spent a few hours staffing the Netroots Connect LGBT table along with Ledcat. I took a quick trip around the exhibits but I’ll go back when things fill up a bit. So far, we’ve received two […]

Pitt Responds to Allegations of Trans Discrimination

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The University of Pittsburgh has filed a motion to dismiss a complaints alleging discrimination against transgender students due to their restrictive bathroom policies. The complaint was filed by Rainbow Alliance on behalf of students. It remains unclear if any faculty or staff member has filed a similar complaint. “The complaint does not identify any actual […]

NetRoots Nation 2012 – Reporting From The LGBT Pre-Conference

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Greetings from Providence. It is somewhat chilly here, but what a beautiful town. We are near the capitol building in a fancy, schmancy hotel with a great view and no vending machines (i know, i know.) After a 15 hour travel saga that was mostly uneventful thanks to Megabus, we made it here and spent […]

Letter to The Editor: Post-Gazette – Marriage Equality

You know, its been awhile since I posted a letter to the editor – that’s partially due to the major fail on the part of the search engines for the Trib and the Post-Gazette.  Brandon Mitchell of Greenfield shares his optimism in response to President Obama’s affirmation of marriage equality. I cannot express the feelings […]

Being an Advocate: 7th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families

I was mulling over my contribution to this year’s day dedicated to blog posts about LGBTQ families and I kept coming back to the recent chart in The Guardian which showed that LGBTQ people and families in Pennsylvania have no rights. It bothers me that so many people don’t know or accept this information because […]

New Email List for Western PA LGBTQA Social Media Advocates

Are you using Facebook or Tumblr to promote equality in Pennsylvania? We’d love for you to join a new resource designed to connect you with others doing similar things — a Google group. Our goal is to have an ongoing dialogue about issues, political races and other topics relevant to achieving equality for the LGBTQ […]

Western PA Bloggers Team Up To Promote LGBT Equality

My colleague Tom Waters drafted this explanation of a joint initiative we are launching … Two prominent western PA bloggers are joining forces to host a first ever LGBTQA bloggers and social media summit. Sue Kerr, primary blogger at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents and Thomas C Waters of thomascwaters.com are planning a get together that they hope will be informative, interesting […]