Update: The Man Who Killed Trans Woman Chynaa Carrillo Served Eight Years for Murdering His 20-Year-Old Cisgender Wife

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On Thursday, February 18, a 24-year-old trans Latina was brutally murdered in New Wilmington, a small town in rural Western Pennsylvania. Her name was Chynaa Carrillo. The man who murdered her, Juan Carlos Hernandez, was 30 years old. He appears to have been a native of Ohio and recently returned there. From prison. He was […]

Post-Gazette on repeal of DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A nice editorial in the PG on the unacceptable plan to roll out the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell “slowly.” Delay will only foster uncertainty and resentment. Theoretically, gay servicemen and -women could still be dismissed under the old law while the new one is pending. The sooner this is completed, the better for […]

PG Letters to the Editor on LGBTQ Equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Folks, it is a good time to get your fingers stretched and send in your own letters.  Politicians pay attention to people contacting them personally, but they also watch the opinion sections of the media.  If you need an angle, consider writing in about Chick Fil A if you are a customer.  Talk with the […]

Pat Buchanan on DADT repeal

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Tribune Review does not disappoint with this op/ed piece from Pat Buchanan.  Here's a sample … A Democrat Congress, discharged by the voters on Nov. 2, has as one of its last official acts imposed its San Francisco values on the armed forces of the United States. “Don't ask, don't tell” is to be […]

The repeal of DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I have to make some sort of comment on this historic day.  Today, the Senate voted to approve a stand alone bill that repeals the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.  President Obama has promised to sign this week.  This is a significant piece of civil and equal rights advancement for the LGBTQ community.  Ledcat says that the […]

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Another Positive Court Ruling on DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the Washington Post courtesy of the Post-Gazette. A federal judge on Friday ordered the reinstatement of an Air Force nurse discharged from the military under the “don't ask, don't tell” policy that forbids openly gay service members. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton told a packed Tacoma, Wash., courtroom that evidence at a six-day trial […]

Lady Gaga addresses the crowd at the #4the14k Rally in Portland, Maine

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DADT Repeal Vote Looms

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The PG has it here. The Senate on Thursday approved a multibillion-dollar package of tax breaks and government-backed loans for small businesses, as Democrats sought to use the muscle of their majorities to pursue a congressional agenda that would make their case for retaining House and Senate control this fall. After surmounting months of Republican […]

Pentagon Response to DADT “survey”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

LezGetReal.com has something up on the Pentagon pushing back on the LGBT community's outcry over the ridiculous survey the Pentagon has mailed to 400,000 members of the military.  Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said about the stories that have resulted from the leak of the 103-question survey that many “have been inflammatory in the worst […]

Pentagon survey on DADT panders to fears

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What a joke.  The Pentagon survey sent to nearly half a million members of the military plays right into fears that the troops will be forced to encounter homosexuals in the shower.  http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10191/1071838-84.stm The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a nonpartisan legal services group providing counsel to troops discharged under the policy, said the survey's design […]