Lambda Foundation — 25 Proud Years!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I recently interviewed Lambda Foundation Executive Director Anne Bowman about the 25th anniversary of the Foundation.  25 years is quite a milestone in gay history and the well-being of our community foundation is something to be mindful of as we celebrate our way through June.  To purchase tickets for the Joan Rivers event, click here. Thank […]

Domestic Registry Passes First Hurdle

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As reported by the PG web-edition, City Council gave a thumbs up on the first vote for the domestic partner registry.  The lone naysayer was the Reverend Ricky Burgess.  Final vote will be next week.  No word on how the Mayor feels about all this registry stuff, but it appears veto proof at this stage of […]

Its a great day to be asthmatic in Pennsylvania …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the Post-Gazette: The state Senate this afternoon voted, 41-9, in favor of a bill that bans smoking in many public places. The House already had passed the bill, so now it goes to Gov. Ed Rendell for his signature. What a great day.  Now if we can only convince people who are addicted to […]

PG reader sets the record straight on Sexual History 101

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Matthew Fusina of Franklin Park seems a little fed up. A little foray into the fascinating world of sexual history would reveal that our “[recently] corrupted society” has, in fact, been corrupt at least since the dawn of recorded history. Before Mr. Davis makes such broad historical generalizations in the future, I would encourage him […]

Janet Edwards: Lesbian marriage trial update

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Three of five charges against the Reverend Janet Edwards have been dropped.  A trial on the two remaining charges, brought for performing a marriage ceremony for a local lesbian couple, will proceed in October 2008.  More than 30 observers attended. Most, if not all, were supporters of the Rev. Edwards. During a recess they gathered […]

The Meaning of Lila …. offensive or ridiculous?

My highly confidential informant found the offending strip.  It is called “The Meaning of Lila” and it is a silly little attempt to translate “Will and Grace” onto the funny pages.  The challenges of extrapolating the gay guy/girlfriend routine are many and Lila makes the classic mistake of assuming she's “in” the group.  Yes, Lila drops the […]

Gay Slur in Post-Gazette Comic Section?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I caught this letter to the editor Thursday and have no idea which strip used the term “homo” recently.  Anyone? I am writing to express my disgust that you would publish, in the comic section, a cartoon with well-known slur (homo: “Offensive slang for a gay or lesbian person,” American Heritage Dictionary) as part of […]

Breaking News: Shields and Kraus Propose City Domestic Partner Registry

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Update:  The Pittsburgh City Paper's Melissa Meinzer and Chris Potter do a really good job with this story on the CP's website.  Good example of how web based media serves the CP readership.  And you.  I contacted Shields' office and encountered a reluctance to work with a blogger which was disappointing as I worked very […]

Four Funny Females – Not So Much

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I have to admit I was disappointed when Ledcat and I rolled out of Slapsticks last night, after catching their “Four Funny Females” show.  It should rightfully have been called “Some Kinda Amusing Ladies, a Gal with Potential and Gab.” Harsh?  Eh. Slapsticks is located on Library road just moments from the intersection with Saw […]

Gaybees?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Mike Seate of the Tribune Review posits some new additions to Pittsburgh's lexicon.  One of these is the term “gaybee” referring to children parented by gay people. Huh.  Funny?  I like this one: Recent Square:  Person who moves from suburbs to Regent Square and immediately adopts the heavily pierced, thrift-store fashion sense of local hipsters. […]