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?  […]

Russian Christians Partner with Skinheads on Gay Rights

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's a sad fact: Russian Orthdox Catholics are working in unity with skinheads to oppose gay rights. On Sunday police had to hold back a crowd of bottle-tossing skinheads and Bible- clutching church folks who were protesting a gay event at a local club. Not to be outdone by the Christian-Skinhead connection, Russian Muslims are […]

Hypocrites in right winger land

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As a member of the female species and a feminist I have been paying attention to the furor in Mt. Lebanon. I have some friends who live in Mt. Lebanon and my grandfather lived there for many years. It's a nice place. Lately it has also provided a lesson in good ole fashion hypocrisy, one […]

AFA of PA: Being Queer More Risky Than Bullying and Harassment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I just have to post the whole damn message I received as part of my subscription to the American Family Association of PA email list.  🙂   Apparently, homos have shorter life spans than our heterosexual counterparts.  Not to mention the obligatory reference to us hurting kids. From: AFA of PA [mailto:info@afaofpa.org] Sent: Thursday, April 27, […]

Big Lesbian Welcome to Correspondent Shelly

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents is pleased to welcome our newest correspondent Shelly. We’ve known Shelly for several years — she is very active in the local LGBT community. Her writing, you will find, is articulate, insightful and from a slightly different perspective than Ledcat and me. Three’s Company, too! Welcome aboard Shelly! Sue

Eat Pancakes for Queer Kids — Something Fun to do next weekend

Dreams of Hope Youth Invited to Perform in Twin Cities Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser! hosted by Dreams of Hope Saturday, April 29 Seating times: 10:00am and 11:30am Community of Reconciliation; 100 N. Bellefield Ave corner of 5th and Bellefield; street parking and lot across Bellefield Performance for both seatings $5 for breakfast EAT DRINK (juice, coffee, […]

Catholic Church Hates Gays More Than It Loves Children

The Catholic Church strikes another blow for homobigots everywhere.  365gay.com reports that Catholic Charities of Boston will no longer provide adoption services because they choose not to comply with the states human rights law requring them to not discriminate against GLBT parents.  The Catholic Church wants a special exemption from the law. They want to […]

Good News for Pittsburgh’s Queer Youth

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the City Paper Tom Wyse, faculty adviser for Gay-Straight Alliance groups in two Pittsburgh Public high schools, says a new meeting spot in Carnegie Library’s Oakland branch is the start of a community-wide Alliance. The Carnegie’s dedicated teen room will become the “Safe and Respectful Space” every Wednesday after school, beginning with a post-Valentine’s […]

Homophobes in High School – Teachers?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A group of teachers in San Leandro High School (California) are refusing to display posters promoting gay diversity.  The posters were designed by the school's  Gay-Straight Alliance and show a rainbow flag and bear the words “This is a safe place to be who you are.”  The “educators” are hiding behind the illusion that the […]