Phat Man Dee “I remember the Holocaust so that I can see it happening to other people and speak against it.”

Phat Man Dee International Holocaust Day of Remembrance

A guest blog post from Phat Man Dee on this International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020   As a child it never occurred to me that people would not remember the Holocaust. After all, who could forget something that stole so many branches of my family tree? It was this deep understanding of horror in my […]

While We Are Talking Equality …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Other good stuff happened … In New York, openly gay State Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell has announced the introduction of a marriage equality bill.  He announced it by Twitter.  You can follow him @DanielJODonnell  How can you not follow this guy?  It would be like denying yourself a breath of fresh air.  I just nearly gassed […]

Argentina first Latin American nation to approve marriage equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Hurrah for Argentina. BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's Senate narrowly approved a law early on Thursday authorizing same-sex marriages, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to allow gay couples to wed.   <snip>   But in a region where the separation of church and state is not always so clear, the law demonstrated a […]

State Rep Harry Readshaw teams up with Darryl Metcalfe? Really?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

On that critical Pennsylvania issue … immigration reform. State Reps. Daryl Metcalfe and Harry Readshaw think Pennsylvania should follow Arizona's lead and “protect its borders and citizens” by giving local and state police more power to arrest, detain and eventually deport foreigners who have entered the state illegally and don't have proper registration papers.   […]

What we missed: the trib on gays

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

We like to keep up with local media coverage on LGBTQ issues, but things occasionally slip by us. The Tribune Review ran a little AP piece on world condemnation of a Papal comment linking homosexuality and pedophilia.  “Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia,” the Italian cardinal […]

Post-Gazette Runs Piece on Uganda

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

If you have been sort of “meh” about immigration <ahem> reform in Arizona and/or international affairs that don't involve sporting events, you should take a quick read of this piece in today's Post-Gazette, reprinted from the New York Times. Not only is Uganda attempting to make gay advocacy illegal and potentially punish gay people with […]

LGBT Films at Jewish Israeli Film Festival in Pittsburgh

  Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival presents       Saturday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. · SouthSide Works  He's My Girl Pittsburgh Premiere · Director: Jean-Jaques Zilbermann2009, France, 35mm, 90 minutes, French with subtitles“He's My Girl” is a delightful romp about Simon, a talented klezmer musician.He falls for Naim, an Arab transsexual, but can't bring […]

Queer Culture Conference at Pitt in April

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Thought this is something interesting worth noting ….The conference is April 1-3 at the University of Pittsburgh.  Just one of those things you might not realize takes place in Pittsburgh (unless you subscribe to the Queer Events list). Sexuality Studies and LGBT Activism in Latin America The Sixth International Latin American Cultural Studies Conference, to […]

Saturday Random Stuff

Melissa Etheridge is going to Philly, Reading and Columbus, Ohio, but not Pittsburgh.  I hear she just doesn't sell well here.  Very sad.      Now that Melissa caught your eye, read on please. Equality Advocates PA wants to build on the great turnout of gays and gay allies to the Pittsburgh hearing on SB […]

Iraq and Shield: City Papers Homos It Up This Week

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I love when there's good gay stuff in the City Paper.  It reminds me that journalists with actual journalistic street cred pay attention to our community and find us interesting and informative. I fully expected the paper to cover Doug Shields' showdown with Sally Kerns. I was kinda disappointed they gave Diane Gramley so many […]