GLCC merger with Celebrate the Night: Where does this leave transwomen?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In the most recent GLCC newsletter, the organization announced that Celebrate the Night has become an official committee of the organization.  Celebrate the Night is a variety show that benefits the GLCC. As you may recall, CTN generated a firestorm last year by refusing to audition a transwoman and pronouncing that she was not woman […]

RIP Miss Mona

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Yesterday, I thought, was a tremendously sad day.  Our beloved Mona who had fought cancer for 10 months and three days reached her final day.  All the way to the vet, I kept hoping there was some alternate explanation, but no.  We put her to sleep and I have all the usual comforting thoughts about […]

Media Outs Transwoman

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In his brand spanking new blog, Slag Heap, the man called Potter critiques media coverage of the recent rescue of Rebecca Hare from being ensnared in the Allegheny River.  Rebecca, who is homeless, had been staying along the riverside of the David Lawrence Convention Center and became trapped.  She was rescued thanks to an astute […]

Larry Craig Doll says “I Am Not Gay”

Ledcat really wants one of these … Apparently, you can bend his feet into all sorts of positions … Last year it was this …   She is once again bound for disappointment. 

Do we earn the privilege of being gay?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From today's Post-Gazette, a letter written by Kurt Colborn of Swisshelm Park: I have to agree with Sen. Larry Craig's claim that he is not gay. People have forgotten that “gay” is a term of liberation. Being gay means having the maturity to accept yourself as you are. It also means having the courage to […]

Debate over trans inclusion is creating fissures at the national level, too.

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

You may have been keeping up, via blog or email, with the ongoing debate around the local lesbian community's acceptance and inclusion of transwomen.  It has been contentious and brought to light some long-standing fissures around gender identity that fall loosely along generation lines — almost a second wave v third wave debate, but not […]

Deconstructing Jessi – Why Pgh’s Lesbian Community Owes One Woman an Apology

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

For the past 24 hours, I've mulled over the best approach to this post updating you about the discrimination experienced by Jessi Seams, a local transwoman, when she attempted to audition for a women's variety show.  This week, the City Paper's feature article is thoughtful exploration of this specific incident in the context of larger debates over […]

Photo Exhibit Focuses on Queer Black Life in Pgh

Not a very exciting headline, I admit.  I'm a little tired this morning, but I've been meaning to blog about this exhibit for a few days so I need to get down to it. Teenie Harris.  You may have heard of him — photographer, documentarian of life in the Hill District for nearly 30 years […]

Correspondent Covers City Council Hearing.

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I was busy today at the City Council hearing on the promotions of three police officers with domestic violence histories (or allegations).  I live blogged for the Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society.  You can start here and scroll back through nine posts. While local LGBT activist Billy Hileman showed up to testify, I was somewhat stunned […]

Pittsburgh’s Slant on Kids of Gay Parents

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am really, really tired tonight so I will definitely not give this justice.  However, I've already had two inquiries asking me if I'm going to post about the Post-Gazette article on gay parenting.  So here is my post. Click here for the article and wonderful sidebars. A few points of interest …     * The existing […]