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 PghLesbian.com?

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. […]

Occupy Pittsburgh #occupypgh

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

So today I went downtown to catch up with OccupyPgh at Market Square. I had originally hoped to walk over and catch up with the march, but that didn’t work out. I’ll load my photos and tweets tomorrow. Random observations Crowd estimated by City police to be 1500 to 2000. Other assessments from 400 to […]

Facebook and the word “Lesbian”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

OK, so this is just annoying.  Facebook added two categories to “relationship status”  – civil unions and domestic partnerships.  Woo hoo.  A nice win and accurate, too. So fast forward many months to this past weekend.  I realized I had claimed a name for my blog’s “fan” page (claiming makes it easier to direct people). […]

Surviving the 4th

Every year, I dread this holiday. I hate the firecrackers, the crowds and the bickering. This year, we were proactive and had a joint family/friend cookout on Saturday evening.  We had about 20 people throughout the whole evening which worked out well since we only had 17 chairs.  They were ostensibly there to see our […]