Steel City Stonewall Democrats Statement on Hijacked Email

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Earlier today, someone apparently hacked into the website of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats and sent a very strange rumor out that a local LGBTQ businessowner is a rightwing Republican along with the thinly veiled suggestion that patronizing those businesses would fill the coffers of George Bush.  Something like that. It took me about two minutes […]

GLCC launches new email blast

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

For those of you who want to stay in the loop of what's happening at Pittsburgh's Gay & Lesbian Community Center, check out the new GLCC email blast.  You can subscribe.  Another great email resource is the Queer Events List with over 500 subscribers.  Join both!  Sure, you'll get some duplication, but it is worth […]

Text of Bruce Kraus’ Address Upon His Swearing In

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Speech given by Bruce Kraus, Pittsburgh's first openly gay City Councilmember, upon his swearing in on January 7, 2008. “All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” Robert Kennedy  These […]

Peace be with you, but not you.

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dolores S. Jarrell of Peters takes umbrage with a PG Op/Ed critiquing Pope Benedict's priorities of peace. Michael Kerlin's “In Search of Peace?” (Dec. 30 Forum) was filled with more than its share of animus. He reported trembling at the “implications” of the pope's peace message, “The Human Family, A Community of Peace”; suggested parallels […]

Cat Specter: Different Picture, Same Beret

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

My good friend Cat Specter has photoshopped herself from girl-next-door-in-jaunty-beret to come-hither-girl-in-jaunty-beret.  It is like watching Betty Crocker's image change in fast-forward. Sigh. Her obsession with the 'go girl attitude' has mellowed a bit, but she still comes across as a woman trying to hard to be relevant, witty and wise without breaking a nail.  […]

Lift them and their loved-ones

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's something.  Today, Bruce Kraus was sworn in along with other new City Council members Patrick Dowd and Ricky Burgress.  Doug Shields was reelected as City Council President without the vote of Tonya Payne.  Maria of 2 Political Junkies called Kraus' speech “very inspirational.” Mr. Kraus, who is openly gay, cited gay rights icon Harvey […]

There’s a new slur in town …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the PG's Morning File comes word <ahem> that the American Dialect Society has deemed the phrase “toe tapper” as a synonym for homosexual the most outrageous word usage of 2007. Cool.  Toe tapping, you might recall, references Larry Craig.  Chalk up another notch on the giant belt of American homophobia.  Larry Craig isn't even […]

Manchester Spawns Yet Another Proud Yinzer Moment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

If I could pick the one place even more politically ridiculous to live than West Mifflin (Jabbour, Olasz, Ruffing, Chief Diener…), it seems that I innocently have stumbled onto it ..ridiculous, thy name is Manchester. From the Post-Gazette, courtesy of 2 Political Junkies … A spot airing today on the city of Pittsburgh cable TV […]

Pittsburgh Dish on Angry Leathermen

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Members of Pittsburgh's Leather community aren't pleased to be stereotyped and the Pittsburgh Dish has the scoop (courtesy of Pittsburgh's OUT). All chuckles aside, the complaintant – one Colin Morgan – seems to be upset that individuals in the leather community are civic-minded individuals, not just solely focused on sex.  There's tolerance for ya.  I've […]

The Advocate: 2007 was so gay …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

2007: The Good, The Bad, and the Gay Following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, 2008 promises to be a perilous year for LGBT people and everybody else. But before we look forward, let's revisit the gayest moments of 2007. 1. Among the many scandals Republicans faced in 2007, U.S. senator Larry Craig of Idaho was […]