As the World Gayly Turns — PG feature

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Hey everybody!  Something involving a c-file got all screwed up and our blog has been down for a few days.  However, thanks to my trusty bloghost Geoff at Radio Left, things are shipshape again. Today's Post-Gazette included an AP story on the current gay storyline on soap opera, As The World Turns, featuring a young gay […]

WTAE defends transinclusive coverage

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In this week's City Paper, WTAE defends their coverage of a story involving the river rescue of a woman who happened to be trans.  They, along with just about every other local media outlet, were taken to task by local activists and allies for making the gender identity of the individual being rescued the story in lieu […]

Media Outs Transwoman

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In his brand spanking new blog, Slag Heap, the man called Potter critiques media coverage of the recent rescue of Rebecca Hare from being ensnared in the Allegheny River.  Rebecca, who is homeless, had been staying along the riverside of the David Lawrence Convention Center and became trapped.  She was rescued thanks to an astute […]

No longer a Vagina Monologues virgin

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Saturday night, Ledcat and I caught a local performance of The Vagina Monologues at the City Theater. It was bloggers night. I snatched two tickets as soon as word hit the Internet.  Clearly, this was the perfect occasion for Ledcat and I to see the show that pretty much defines your feminist street cred.  Overall, […]

I love The Big Bang Theory

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I love the weirdest shows.  My newest fav is CBS's “The Big Bang Theory” starring that cute little dude from Roseanne (another fabu show).  It is a classic setup — two nerdy guys and the hottie definitely unnerdy chic living next door.  I expected little, but was mightily surprised at how freakin' awesome is the […]

Gay Straight Alliances have positive impact on schools; Pittsburgh 92.9 not so much …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A GLSEN study on the impact of student Gay Straight Alliances found that schools are generally less tolerant of homophobia, while LGBTQ students are less likely to hear gay slurs, more likely to perform well academically and feel safer in the classroom.  Wow, a supportive environment makes a difference for the well-being and academic progress […]

“Take your tolerance and shove it.” — wingnuts shower the love on Jerry Lewis

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good grief!  I've been blogging for about 20 months during which I've tackled everything from Rick Santorum's former spokesfag to annoying Republican ice cream twins.  I've mocked the homophobic Ravenstahl administration.  I've targeted Joey Porter, the Archbishop of Nigeria, the City Paper, Edgar Snyder, a lesbian variety show, Pride in the Streets and most major […]

Breaking News — Jerry Lewis uses “fag” on the air during live telethon …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

h/t Ms. Monongahela I did not see this myself, primarily because I would rather gouge my eyes out with a stick than sit through 78 hours of Jerry Lewis.  Instead, I went shopping. It seems I missed quite a moment today.  Jerry Lewis refers to someone in the audience as “Jesse, an illiterate fag” while […]

Pgh Lesbian Variety Show Issues Statement Regarding Trans-Discrimination

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I should preface by saying the CTN has repeatedly ignored my requests for comment.  I received this through a local queer events email list. As we reported two weeks ago, a local woman, Jessi Seams, alleges that Celebrate the Night, a lesbian variety show in honor of National Coming Out Day, discriminated against her by […]