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 […]

A Cool School Chick – Heather Arnet Backed for School Board

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Kudos to the District 2 School Board Coalition for endorsing Heather Arnet to run for the school board seat being vacated by Highland Park resident Patrick Dowd.   Arnet, also a Highland Park resident, is the Executive Director of the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The Correspondents (and the Lesbians) are long-time fans of […]

Gay Friendly Prom This Weekend in Pittsburgh

SA-TUR-DAY NIGHT! This weekend, the Pittsburgh Chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educatio Network) will host the Safe Prom for All at the Westin Hotel Convention Center. This event rocks b/c it celebrates creating safe spaces for ALL kids. There are many a straight young adult who attends this celebration of diversity rather than […]

Do Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents = Pornography?

Tonight some disturbing news from our good friend Dave over at 2 Political Junkies. It seems that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has categorized the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents’ website as pornography and blocked access from their computers. OH MY! Seriously, pornography? I took a quick look at the online library policies which indicates that material […]

Mon Valley Schools Bury Heads in Sand Over Bullying

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Monday’s Valley Independent, I learned that most of the high schools in the mid-Mon Valley believe they are being proactive on cyber-bullying. According to Charleroi Superintendent Dr. Brad Ferko. “I think technology is a great thing, but like everything, it has to be controlled,” he said. “We’ve (addressed) bullying and cyber safety at the PTA […]

Why Pgh Catholic Schools should contact GLSEN

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From last week's Tribune-Review, I found this little item about a young Catholic middle school child who was the victim on-line bullying.  According to his mother, classmates put up a faux My Space profile identifying the young man as gay.  This happened hand in hand with unspecific physical bullying.  So what happened to this kid?  […]