30 Years After My Internship with Rick Santorum, the Official Photo Still Has Political Capitol

Rick Santorum Photo

This photo was taken 30 years ago, December. It was cold. DC is cold in December. I remember this sweater and coat, I felt so grown up. The woman who took the photo was Santorum’s secretary, Deborah (I think.) I was sort of hesitating about traveling in just for the photo, but she insisted I […]

Political LGBTQ&A with Sean Strub, Mayor of Milford

Sean Strub Mayor of Milford

That has always stuck with me, this idea that we as queer people have a special role to play in society and, quite frankly, society needs us today more than ever before. A few days after Election Day 2021, the Victory Fund released a list of known out  LGBTQ  candidates who won their offices. They […]

LGBTQIA+ Commission statement re: TDOR and Transgender Awareness Week UPDATED

Statement on Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021  The City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission recognizes our beautiful, vibrant, and talented  trans and nonbinary neighbors this year during Transgender Awareness Week. We hope this  week finds you happy and healthy. Regardless of your age, your profession, or your race;  regardless of whether or […]

PENNSYLVANIA TOPS LIST OF MOST LGBTQ CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE AT THIRD HIGHEST IN NATION

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A new report from The Victory Fund and updates from GLAAD reveal that Pennsylvania is leading the nation in terms fo the number of elected LGBTQ officials and current candidates. I’m a little tired so I’m going to share the press release. Note that Pennsylvania has 26 out LGBTQ candidates in the 2021 elections, third […]

Congratulations Admiral Levine. And thank you for your service

From the NYT and BBC Dr Rachel Levine, the US assistant secretary for health, has been sworn in as the first transgender four-star officer in the country’s history. The 63-year-old is now an admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Dr Levine, appointed by President Joe Biden, is already the highest-ranking openly transgender […]

Lesbian Finalist in Three Categories for City Paper ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ Poll #BestofPgh

It is a nice year to be a contender because we can potentially actually visit the winners – maybe, depending on how well we follow the guidelines. That’s progress! I am honored to be a finalist (the top ten vote getters) in three categories. Best Local Blog – so this isn’t all me and I’ve […]

Maria Montaño Challenges Social Norms, Political Structures as ‘Best Thirst Trap’ Nominee in Pgh City Paper Best of Pittsburgh Awards

For so long, trans women and our bodies have been sold as objects under capitalism. This has led to our marginalization – and the belief that we are nothing but sexual deviants is directly related to the way we are demonized by so many. Capitalism has deprived us of our humanity, and our own sexual […]

Does Mayor Peduto’s Office Have an Animal Welfare Advisory Group?

I am seeking information on a possible advisory group to the Mayor’s Office or the City as a whole on animal welfare for my blog Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. My information is the organization HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh fills that role with little to no participation from other groups, individuals, with the exceptions of HAR and Animal […]

Q&A With Nicola Henry-Taylor, Candidate for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

Nicola Henry-Taylor

The importance of having a good reputation and work ethic which has been beneficial to me and my clients. My campaign has been focused on one thing from the beginning: taking my message straight to the voters of Allegheny County. We have had one on one, direct conversations with thousands of voters, which have been […]

Q&A with Giuseppe Rosselli, Candidate for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

[W]e do not acknowledge poverty and lack of opportunity as a significant  contributing cause worthy of diversion. I believe that poverty and lack of  opportunity are the greatest contributing causes to criminal behavior. Our  diversion programs need to be expanded to include individuals who are affected  by these significant underlying contributing causes. This is the […]