Philly LGBTQ Community Calls for Investigation Into Suspicious Death of a Transgender Woman

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Young Philly Politics CALL OUT FOR SUPPORT TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ERICA KEEL THIS FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 4pm, at 12O1 LOCUST STOPEN PLANNING MEETING On March 22nd of this year, Erica Keel, a 20-yr-old African American trans woman, was fatally run over at Broad and Thompson streets in North Philadelphia. According to witness accounts, […]

Has Johnny Mac Been Petarded?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I had a hard day and only just now realized that it has been 48 hours without fresh content.  So here's what I've come up with … from John McIntire's column in the City Paper: Should I really be afraid? When Dina McGreevy started making the talk-show rounds to promote her new book — in […]

Cat and George Specter: Connecting the Post-Gazette with City Hall?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

According to the comments section of the The Burgh Report, Post-Gazette advice columnist is the daughter of Acting City Solicitor George Specter.  The commenter wonders if there is a connection between that relationship and the PG's coverage of the Solicitor. I wonder the opposite.  Did it have something to do with Cat Specter landing a […]

Beaver County Paper: Hate is a Thought not an Act

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Beaver County Times has taken a stand on the expansion of the federal hate crime laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity as motivations for attacks.  In their estimation, hate crimes laws punish thoughts not deeds. Please understand that we in no way condone the vitriol that spews out of the mouths of […]

Cat Specter Needs a Feminist Primer

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Beyond feminism, she may need to brush up on grammar.  Today's faux pas features an inquiry about sexually objectifying mothers by “Proud Feminist.” Here's where I want to know why a Proud Feminist would address this question to Cat's Call.  Specter makes Ruth Ann Dailey look like a raging feminist what with her obsessive focus on […]

AFA of PA: Boycott Philadelphia!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This made me laugh. And cry.  Our favorite Pennsylvania-flavored fundie, Diane Gramley of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, has issued a call for all good Christian families to boycott the City of Brotherly Love for being too gay friendly. It seems that Philly has ratcheted up the drive to attract gay tourist dollars by unveiling several […]

The Lesbian BlogRoll

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

We made a few modifications to the blogrolls … Pittsburgh's Gay Male Blog – a fun sometimes serious frolic through Pittsburgh's gay male world.  lots of gay male pictures interspersed with great commentary on the Catholic church.  Transburgh – excellent resource for Pittsburgh's trans community.  my friend is the author and working on a related podcast. […]

Queer This and That: McCain, Coming Out and Did American Soldiers Condone Torturing a Gay Iraqi man

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Just some random Saturday morning LGBTQ stuff … Pam's House Blend contributor Ken from Mississippi has a nice little piece on the activism of coming out. As I've said many times here at the little coffeehouse, the most radical, powerful bit of activism that we can do as LGBT citizens is to come out of […]

Would you rather be stranded on a blog with Chris Potter or Eric Heyl?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Sigh.  PittGirl.  She gets all the cool guys.  Eric Heyl reads her blog AND sends her email.  And uses queering as a verb.  I was all sad and sighy for a few moments.  No one from the Trib reads this blog and I make relentless references to them.  Sigh.  However, not all is lost for […]

The Trib decries hate-crime legislation

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

You aren't that surprised are you?  The Trib's editorial board clicked their heels and jumped into line with the right wingnuts clamoring about the House of Representative's extension of federal hate crime protections to the LGBT community.  It passed 237 to 180 while a companion bill works its way through the Senate.  W, of course, […]