Happy Pridefest, Johnstown!

Today marks the 1st Pridefest for Johnstown!   Congratulations.   The event is sponsored by the Highlands Community College Allies Club and the Keystone Alliance/Gaylife Newsletter.  Lots of good stuff happening in Pennsylvania. 

Blog for Equality Pgh 2011 – Tuesday May 10, 2011

(scroll down for links to the 2011 Blog for Equality participating blogs) When it comes to LGBTQ equality blogswarms in Pgh, we've had good company back in 2008 and 2010.  I'm sad that we need to rally the troops once again to stand up against yet another attempt to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution in order […]

Diane Gramley and the AFA of PA weigh in on “marriage amendment”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

They have a fancy new website which makes it easier for me to find the press releases since they keep kicking me off their email lists … On HB 1434 “Representative Metcalfe understands the need to do more than simply protect the word ‘marriage.’  A strong two-part amendment is what is needed to preserve the institution […]

More on Marriage Amendment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

UPDATE: I didn't dig deep enough when I originally posted.  Western PA Reps Krieger and Mustio also cosponsor this legislation. My apologies. ********************************************************************** Metcalfe's plan to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution begins in the State Government Committee of which he is the Majority Chair. As Chair, he has the power to bring the amendment to a […]

Metcalfe introduces “Marriage Protection” constitutional amendment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the Trib … Metcalfe, R-Cranberry, who chairs the House State Government Committee, on Monday announced he is sponsoring a constitutional amendment to define marriage. It would need to be approved in two successive sessions of the Legislature and would then be submitted for approval or rejection by the state's voters. The earliest that could […]

Uh Huh Her ….

Congrats to our winner: Elena Kuptsynova! And thanks to http://www.opusoneproductions.com/ for supporting local blogs!

Winners!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I used a random number generator to select winners for the two giveaways (TOTEM and Uh Huh Her).  The winners have been contacted and I'm hoping they are all sorts of excited.  I'll announce their names as soon as they get back to me.  Thanks to everyone for playing!  

Dreams of Hope – Summer Qamp

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dreams of Hope has a summer camp week that sounds awesome.   Dreams of Hope Summer Arts QAMP! August 16 – 20th   Dreams of Hope is hosting an overnight camp from August 16 – 20th for LGBTA youth ages 13-17. The camp will be held at the Emma Kaufmann Camp on Cheat Lake near […]

The death of Bin Laden — queer persectives

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I watched the media coverage and Presidential press conference last night with a strange mix of relief and sadness.  I can't rejoice in someone's death, but I am hopeful that his death will lead to a better world for all of us.  From Pam's House Blend … Is this the final proof that Barack Obama […]

A Third Chance To Win

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Adagio Health is offering two free tickets to their 40th anniversary party on May 19, 2011 at Rodef Shalom. Keynote speaker is Victoria Kennedy.  The tickets are coutesy of the Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society. Click here for more details