DOJ Investigates Allegations of Sexual Violence in Two Western Pennsylvania Correctional Facilities

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Department of Justice has opened civil investigations into two regional state operated correctional facilities in response to allegations that they failed to protect inmate from violence and sexual violence.  In accordance with the pattern or practice provision of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), the department will investigate allegations that SCI Pittsburgh […]

No Lesbians Allowed

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I sent a link to a few friends yesterday and one casually mentioned that his workplace internet filters prevented him from visiting a site with the word “lesbian” in the title (perhaps in the whole content?) Ironically, he was able to look up tribadism from that very same computer. If they only knew! I won’t […]

Protected: Hack Job Leads to Posting Transphobic/Homophobic Photo on Pgh City Council Staff Page? UPDATED

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Anti-Discrimination Protections in Whitemarsh Township

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Congratulations to the residents, elected officials and advocates in Montgomery County’s Whitemarsh Township for establishing discrimination protections for their residents.  Springfield and Lower Merion also recently enacted such ordinances for the protections of their residents’ rights to housing, employment and public accomodation. I believe that brings the statewide total up to 18 municipalities?  Here’s a […]

What Does the Sexual Assault at Penn State Mean For Me?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Like you, I was and continue to be horrified by the revelations of the sexual abuse of minor boys and the apparent cover-up (or fail to act?) on the part of pretty much anyone with power and authority at Penn State. It has been all over the media, as you know. It is inescapable and […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today persons across the nation stop to remember the lives of transmen and transwomen cut short because of violence, ignorance and hatred. In some communities, there is also a Transgender Day of Celebration to acknowledge the progress and successes toward equality. A few links of interest … A statement by Department of Labor Secretary Hilda […]

New Directions – Closing Chapter of

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged very often in 2011. Other issues, other projects and … a waning interest. I didn’t vote in November. I am starting to question some of my core beliefs and where I fit in the political continuum. I suspect slighty left and down if it is a three […]

Washington County Teen Receives National Recognition for Advocacy

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Congratulations to Emmett Patterson, a 17 year old transman for receiving national recognition from GLSEN for his advocacy work in Washington County.  Emmett founded Washington County’s first Gay Straight Alliance.  Kudos to him and we hope he enjoys spending time with Chaz Bono, whom he identifies as a hero and source of solace while struggling […]

Holiday Projects You Can Support

It is really early, but The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project is working with local supporters to support the more than 120,000 people relying on Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to reduce their hunger.  You can help by organizing a special “holiday”  project around hunger and recycling to help kids, adults and seniors throughout the region. […]