Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission Editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In honor of Pride Month, the City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission crafted an editorial that was published in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Today is June 28, 2022. The first day of the Stonewall Uprising began on June 28, 1969. I am sharing the entire piece here which is something I would not normally do. But the […]

Behind the Scenes with Social Anxiety on the Day of the Hannah Gadsby Show

Mental health Awareness Month Anxiety

This will be updated through the day. I’ve written several posts about this situation. My anxiety is so high that I am trying to document it. We have a plan. We have a schedule. We have four different sets of instructions from the venue. Overnight – very poor sleep. Lots of frightening dreams involving crowds […]

Women’s History Month: A Historical List of LGBTQ Organizations in Pittsburgh

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here’s a list of regional LGBTQ organizations I’ve been tracking for awhile. Do you have any data? Start dates? End dates? Other groups to include? Email us pghlesbian @ Gmail dot com Organization Name Founded/Established Closed/Shuttered GLCC of Pgh/Pgh Equality Center 1981 Persad Center 1972 PFLAG Pittsburgh 1989 Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF)/Allies for Health […]

What We Get Wrong About “Independence Day”

Martina McBride

Some folks whispered and some folks talked But everybody looked the other way And when time ran out there was no one about On Independence Day. Each year, I listen to Martina McBride’s song ‘Independence Day’ to honor the Fourth of July. There are some good lyrics and wordplay fusing our national independence themes with […]

Allegheny County Council Proclaimed December 29, 2020 ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’

Allegheny County Council Proclamation

My representative on the Allegheny County Council, Olivia Bennett, made my day when she took time during her holidays to arrange for a proclamation.

How to Observe ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

They have spoken. Both Pittsburgh City Council and the City’s Mayor have issued proclamations declaring Tuesday, December 29, 2020 ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in honor of our 15th blogiversary. I thought I should offer some advice on how to properly observe this occasion. You can go off-list if you like. First, I suggest you dive […]

Council of the City of Pittsburgh Proclamation that Tuesday, December 29, 2020 is ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

This is a temporary version until the hard copy arrive in a few weeks. “WHEREAS, 15 years ago on December 29th 2005, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents was established as an extension of the community organizing work that local activist Sue Kerr was regularly participating in. Sue was acting as the messenger of many local LGBTQ stories […]

Under My Skin

Well, it happened again. A younger white cis man didn’t like what I said, or perhaps that I had the temerity to say it, and he insulted me. That’s a frequent pattern in Pittsburgh politics. The only thing that has changed over 15 years of blogging is that I have grown older while the age […]

Mayoral City of Pittsburgh Proclamation that Tuesday, December 29, 2020 is ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

  “Pittsburgh Celebrates 15 Successful Years of the LGBTQ Blog December Twenty-Ninth Two-Thousand & Twenty WHEREAS, Founded in 2005, the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog is the longest running LGBTQ blog in Pennsylvania, shattering the average two-to-three year life span of most blogs; and, WHEREAS, After being started by local social worker and community organizer Sue […]

About the Delta Foundation and Pittsburgh Pridefest 2020

Delta Foundation Pittsburgh Pride

By now, you have likely heard this news – the Delta Foundation is dissolving and a new coalition has emerged to pick up the Pride mantle moving forward. UPDATE –> there are now two coalitions planning Pride 2021 events. Plus, People’s Pride. I’ve been expecting this decision, really since 2015 when Roots Pride challenged us […]