Gertrude Stein Club Endorsements

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good, LGBTQ positive information for the May primary.  The Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh supports the following candidates for the May 17, 2011, primary:   PA Commonwealth Court Barbara Ernsberger County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (D) County Controller Valerie McDonald Roberts (D) Allegheny Co. Council district 7 Nicholas Futules (D) Allegheny Co. Council district […]

Dear Pgh. Let’s support a candidate who isn’t afraid of PrideFest.

I used to give Reverend Ricky Burgess the benefit of the doubt. He's the councilor for Pgh District 9.    When City Council voted on a “Will of Counsel” resolution to support including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in the state Human Relations Commission, he parsed his support. He voted for it, but […]

Domestic Partner Benefits for Allegheny County – here’s what the candidates think

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is just too good/bad for anything other than a direct quote.  The candidates for Chief Executive from both parties were meeting with the Executive Women's Council of Greater Pittsburgh yesterday.  Let's set aside whether they were addressing ladies, women or girls.  Actually, let's not.  What kind of campaigh staff doesn't review this with a […]

Pgh Mayor contributes to “It Gets Better” project

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am very proud of Mayor Ravenstahl for contributing a video to the “It Gets Better” anti-bullying project.  This is the sort of leadership we need from our allies.  I hope the Mayor will take a few steps down Grant Street to support the kids at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center in both the […]

GLCC Youth Director chosen for Jefferson Award

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I caught this very late last night.  Great way to end a weekend. GLCC Youth Director has been named a Finalist for the 2011 Jefferson Awards. His profile will run in the PG on Wednesday.  His name is Ben Cook and I met him in 2003 when I was on the GLCC Board.  I distinctly […]

Dear Virginia

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A few days ago, Ginny Montanez came out as a Republican on her very popular blog, That's Church. But this Sunday while reading an article about the Port Authority service cuts that went into effect today, I was first shocked to see the 67J was cut, because I assumed that was a pretty profitable and […]

Fundraiser for Lucille Prater-Holliday

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Saturday, April 9, 2011, my new friend Lucille Prater-Holliday will hold a fundraiser at the Shadow Lounge from 6-8 PM. Tickets are $10.   Lucille is running for City Council in District 9 (East Liberty, Homewood, Point Breeze, Garfield, etc).  She is challenging incumbent Rev Ricky Burgress.   Ricky Burgess has repeatedly slapped the LGBT […]

Planned Parenthood Foe to speak in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Institutue has one upped itself with regard to shining a light on the Chik-Fil-A homophobic mentality. Next up is a Pittsburgh based dinner with a keynote speaker infamous from defaming Planned Parenthood with so-called undercover footage. 2011 Friends of the Family Banquet — in Pittsburgh, PA 2011 Pittsburgh Friends of the Family Banquet […]

Exercising Judgment in the East End

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

When I asked Hugh McGough to sit down with me and talk about his campaign, I was admittedly most interested in the significance of electing Pittsburgh's second openly gay official (third in Allegheny County). I was unprepared for a thorough schooling in the ways of the magisteria, the judicial politics of the East End and a […]