Prove the AFA of PA right!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Diane Gramley might be a bit worried about how awesome you guys have been about calling your State Senators to oppose the  so-called protection of marriage amendment.  Here's what she shared with me today: Senator Michael Brubaker is looking for co-sponsors of SB 1250, the Marriage Protection Amendment bill.  Click here for a news release […]

The PA Gay Marriage Amendment: Be Vigilant

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In today's Tribune Review, I found ample evidence of the need for our entire community and our allies to remain vigilant.  It is a simple letter to the editor and I'm sure no one is surprised to read a pro-Catholic/anti-gay marriage letter there.  Nonetheless, this letter isn't guised as some hysterical screed invoking horrific images […]

PA Marriage Protection Amendment – Again

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It's back.  Sigh.  From Equality Advocates:          On January 17, 2008, Pennsylvania State Senators started working to pass a so-called “Marriage Protection Amendment” that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman, as well as prohibit civil unions and potentially more. Please take a moment to call […]

Pope Benedict: Homosexuality is a roadblock to world peace

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the PG's Forum section comes this reflection on the pontifical peace perspective.  On World Peace Day, Jan. 1, most of the world's citizens will be too poor, too hungry, too surrounded by violence or too worried by this century's other basic challenges to pay attention. Those who do pay attention likely will think first […]

Luke + Gay Community = Marriage Made in Pittsburgh?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh wants to host the world's largest wedding vow renewal ceremony and the homos are invited!  On February 10, 2008, 700 couples will participate in the world record setting event.  Including gay couples.  According to event organizers, the Guiness folks will accept any US or International marriage certificate.  It costs $30 per couple to participate. Doors open at […]

The Morning After … Debra Todd, ENDA and

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I'm sure by now you've made the rounds of the usual suspects … Comet, Burgher, Junkies, McIntire, Smoke Ball … I could go on and on …. frankly, I didn't have the gumption to drag my ass out of bed any earlier than usual to Wednesday morning quarterback the election — with a gay twist.  […]

Does He or Does He Not? Gay Leaders Remain Mum on Ravenstahl and Civil Unions

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

10 a.m. at Lesbian Central and I'm taking a coffee break to review the blogs as we head into election day …the Burgh Report, 2PJ's, the Comet, the Angry Drunk Bureaucrat and even our dearest Ms. Mon. What I cannot do for you, dear readers, is clarify if Mayor Ravenstahl has had a “Come to Jesus” […]

DeSantis says Yes to Civil Unions, Ravenstahl says No

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I missed the debate last night, but have had multiple folks email me this morning with this very importantpoint. When questioned about inclusiveness of the LGBTQ community in the City, the mayoral candidates were asked to specifically state their positions on “gay unions” and “gay marriage.” Luke Ravenstahl stated that he does not support gay […]

Gay Stuff To Read About

The Newark city school district redacted this photo from the high school yearbook after labeling it “illicit” even though the book featured multiple heterosexual kissing couples.  So the district blacked it out. After a brouhaha erupted, the school district offered to provide an “unredacted” version to anyone who wanted it.   Huh. Elizabeth Edwards supports gay […]

Going to Pittsburgh and We’re Gonna Get (re)Married … Homos, too!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette reports that as part of our city's 250th anniversary, we'll be host to the “World's Largest Wedding Vow Renewal” in February, 2008.  Organizers hope to attract 1,000 wedded couples to renew their vows.  Why? Two of the themes of the 250th celebration are attracting reunions and homecomings to the city and underscoring family […]