Gay- Friendly College Fair

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

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 […]

Pennsylvania not interested in protecting gay kids in foster care?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Jesus, Mary and Joseph … this is exactly why we need a strong gay ally at the helm of the Commonwealth. Representative Phyllis Mundy of Luzerne County says she has introduced her “Children in Foster Care Act” legislation during every session since 2005. But this time, she’s made some adjustments that may make the bill […]

Purse Totin’ Tinky Winky Gay – Again?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Oh those wacky Polish children's rights watchers …. always a day behind and a dollar short.  Remeber back in 1999 when Jerry Falwell deemed Teletubbie Tinky Winky a homo because he carried a purse (TW is the purple one)?  Now Ewa Sowinski is on the same bandwagon.  Well, she way until apparently someone reminder her […]

Pittsburgh Participation in Day of Silence

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

April 18 is the 11th Annual Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is an annual event held to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students and teachers nationwide will observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBT and ally students face everyday. In it's 11th year, the […]

Local queer youth explore issues of faith through drama troupe

The Post-Gazette has a thoughtful piece on Dreams of Hope, a local drama troupe for LGBTQ teens and their allies.  Their performance theme this year is “Gay Youth in Good Faith.” “One of the biggest themes is the personal issue of sin, of how something that is so natural and doesn't seem like a bad […]

AFA of PA Horrified that School District could partner with GLSEN

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The woman who loves to hate us dykes and faggots is at it again.  Diane Gramley, the high priestess of Pennsylvania family values, has snagged herself a story in the Beaver County Times outlining her “concerns” about recent outreach from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to the Ambridge Area School District. The […]