More on Salvation Army

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The New York Times has a nice piece up on the impact of educating the community about the discriminatory practices of the Salvation Army against the LGBTQ community. George Hood, a Salvation Army spokesman, said all revenue from Salvation Army thrift stores is used locally. But he said a small percentage of money dropped into […]

Ali Forney Center (NYC) Post Regarding Homeless LGBTQ Youth

This is very powerful. These young LGBTQ people experience homelessness, find themselves with nowhere to live but the streets because of rejection by their family (often fueled by religious-themed ignorance and hated) and a society that considers anyone in poverty, even more so queer, expendable. Nor do their stories conform to the traditional narrative of […]

Update on FourSquare and Facebook Responses to Gay Bashing, Sexism

Well, there’s nothing good to report Facebook has had multiple people report three separate status updates that contain the phrase “Hag Bag Headquarters welcome to whore ville (sic) all dykes welcome” but they have yet to remove the posts.  Interestingly, when I tried to do a status update about this topic, it would not let […]

Are Foursquare and Facebook Taking Gay Bashing Seriously?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A few months ago, a man I’ve never met (we went to same high school, several years apart) was upset because I reported him to Facebook for posting anti-gay content. I blocked him after a bit, then heard from mutal friends that he was posting negative comments about me, including being an mentally ill unstable […]

Fear

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In an earlier post, I shared some recent experiences being gay bashed on the FourSquare.com website by a man I’ve never met. He established a fake venue to mock my volunteer work and described our home as “whoreville all dykes welcome.” 5 other people validated this offensive conduct by “checking in” to the site. No […]

Two Great Stories on LGBTQ Youth

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Please check out these two important articles on LGBTQ youth. First, a piece in the Boston Globe about a family’s journey with their transgender daughter. It is a wonderful story about their experiences and how supportive and loving they are with Nicole. Nicole has a twin, Jonas so they’ve been an interesting contributor to medical […]

WWE Contributes Anti-Bullying PSA to GLAAD Campaign

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is exactly the message … think of the impact of your words … httpv://youtu.be/-d-8D1b5CMc

Why Do People Respond to High Profile New Coverage on Poverty …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

But help comes case by case from folks who still believe in stereotypes? Point in case. 60 Minutes did a pretty intense investigation on children of families living in their cars in Central Florida. More than 16 million children are now living in poverty and, for many of them, a proper home is elusive. Some […]

Its Hard To Be a Gay

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dear Lord … try reading this story from the Post-Gazette about the battle between a dead woman’s wife and her parents for $41,000. It is like a Law & Order/Harry’s Law mashup, with a heavy dose of Vatican Court thrown in for good measure. This is where the battle over DOMA takes us … into […]

Simply Put: LGBT Folks Don’t Support Salvation Army

Bil at Bilerico has a great write up on this annual battle.  Yes, the Salvation Army does good work. But so do the Boy Scouts. Both openly discriminate against LGBTQ children and adults, including employees. Since 1986 the Salvation Army has engaged in five major assaults on the LGBT community’s civil rights and attempted to […]