Chest Pain Sent Me to the ER at 43

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I have an anxiety disorder that I treat with medication and therapy skills. I’m to the point now where I rarely have a full-fledged anxiety attack, but when I do it is physically awful. My chest hurts. I feel dread and adrenaline coursing through my body. I have trouble breathing. I usually cry and I […]

Five Things I Did To Make Myself a Merry Christmas

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I answered the daily prompt about writing a note when I’ve visited a new place. This year, I worked hard for Christmas. Not shopping, cleaning or cooking. I worked hard on my attitude. And it paid off. The holidays are really hard for so many of us, an emotional flashpoint for anxiety, depression, addiction and […]

Why I Am Spewing All This Heavy Stuff On My Blog

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Someone recently told me that they’ve enjoyed reading my NaBloPoMo posts where I respond to a daily prompt because it helps them get to know me better and makes them think. That’s high praise. Inspiring people to think is pretty much the end goal for a blog (with occasional calls to action, of course.) I’m […]

GLCC Wisdom Wellness Series

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

GLCC Wisdom Wellness Series Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7-9pm 210 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219  The GLCC has created a Wisdom Wellness Series! This month's topic will be SMOKING CESSATION, an issue that strongly affects the older adult LGBT community. Do you want to quit smoking? Do you know someone who does? Come learn why and […]

Could hospitals soon be required to implement anti-discrimination policies

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

According to the HRC, yes. According to the Human Rights Commission, the Joint Commission, the largest organization that accredits hospitals nationwide, announced recently that, in the future, all hospitals in America will need to have a non-discrimination policy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Once the new rules are in place, “the horror stories” […]

PG Shout out to LGBTQ runners

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The PG ran a nice little article about local running groups. Among those listed: Pittsburgh Frontrunners is a running club for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It usually has three weekly runs, with participants meeting at the Columbus statue next to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It is good to see an article […]

Wingnut Donutter pulls one over on LGBTQ community

I have to give Ron Razete of Peace, Love and Little Donuts credit. His anti-gay bigotry was on display in the Post-Gazette, the Pgh City Paper, national blogs and the Urban Spoon and he didn't miss beat nor repent a single vile word he spewed.  What did he say?  Here are some excerpts from his now […]

University of Pennsylvania to provide insurance coverage of gender confirmation surgery to students

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

h/t Bilerico Project From the Daily Pennsylvanian … In the next academic year, the Penn Student Insurance Plan will begin offering a new benefit for transgender students — it will cover the cost of the gender confirmation process, also known as gender reassignment or transition. The benefit covers triadic treatment, the term used for the […]

Breaking: Obama on Same Sex Hospital Visitation

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

h/t Pam's House Blend The President, in an extremely positive development for LGBT families, has directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure that hospitals participating in Medicaid or Medicare will allow patients to designate who may visit them as well as name their primary caretaker and decision maker. Countless tragedies have […]

Women's Spa Night at GLCC

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Ledcat and I attended this last year and it was very nice. My massage was a little vigorous, but the hand wax was really cool.  I also felt super hip with my henna tattoo.  🙂 Come and let yourself be pampered! FREE mini spa night featuring: chair massages, hot wax treatments, henna art, guided meditation, […]