Dreams of Hope – Summer Qamp

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dreams of Hope has a summer camp week that sounds awesome.   Dreams of Hope Summer Arts QAMP! August 16 – 20th   Dreams of Hope is hosting an overnight camp from August 16 – 20th for LGBTA youth ages 13-17. The camp will be held at the Emma Kaufmann Camp on Cheat Lake near […]

GLSEN Safe Prom for all

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

GLSEN SAFE PROM FOR ALL   When: Friday, April 29 from 7 pm-11 pm Where: The University Club               123 University Place               Pittsburgh, PA 15260               412-648-8213   Tickets cost $20.  There will be food, drinks, a photographer, and plenty of song and dance. For more info. contact GLSEN Pittsburgh at: 412-361-6996 Email: pittsburgh@chapters.glsen.org […]

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 […]

Dreams of Hope to perform at August Wilson Center

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

If you are seeking something interesting to do on Sunday … Dreams of Hope's Performance Troupe presents:Bully Me – Season PreviewSunday, Jan 30th, 20114:00PMAugust Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh FreeDreams of Hope's Performance Troupe will open its 2010-2011 seasonwith a preview of 'Bully Me', an original show consisting of spokenword, movement, […]

LGBTQ Youth Suicides: Three Reports in One Day

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Garden State Equality (NJ) comes word of a Rutgers freshman who committed suicide after a video of him being sexually intimate with another male was circulated by his roommate.  The video was made without his knowledge.  For immediate release Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Statement of Garden State Equality Chair Steven Goldstein, cell (917) 449-8918 […]

Gay- Friendly College Fair

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The Post-Gazette reprinted a piece from the New York Times on what amounts to a gay college fair in Greenwich Village. All this is good news for the young gay applicant. Of course, being gay does not lend an advantage, and the embrace is not universal inside admissions offices, and out. While much of the […]

Possible movement to protect LGBT kids in the Pennsylvania foster care system?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

We've reported before on legislation introduced by State Representative Phyllis Mundy to create a “Children in Foster Care Act” to identify and protect rights of our most vulnerable children.  The significant problem with this legislation is the need to strip protections for LGBT children out to ensure passage. Representative Phyllis Mundy of Luzerne County says […]

Philly Inquirer Op/Ed on Boy Scouts

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is a refreshing take on why the Boy Scouts discrimination against gay scouts and scout leaders and gay people is problematic for all young men. The Boy Scouts' policy is contributing to the problem of prejudice against gays. Although the organization officially denies making efforts to discover anyone's sexual orientation – much as the […]

AFA of PA continues to target LGBT children

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

You've undoubtedly heard about Fulton, Mississippi — Meanest Town in America — which treated a lesbian student pretty poorly. Never doubt that Pennsylvania can sink to those depths courtesy of our homegrown hatefest, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania.  These are the folks who never miss an opportunity to write a letter to the editor […]

The Meanest Town in America and a Foster Care Bill in Pennsylvania

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Quite a disturing tale from Mississippi …. you remember Constance McMillen who just wanted to take her girlfriend to the prom.  Then came outrage, banishment, the ACLU, court cases, media frenzy … and a fake prom.  Yes, the senior class held a “private prom” and sent Constance, her date and five special needs children to […]