Has Pittsburgh’s PrideFest become just another Strawberry Festival?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Three years ago, the Post-Gazette's Ervin Dyer wrote a half page story on the growth of PrideFest. Two years ago, Caitlin Clearly wrote a short, vapid piece about gay flash.  Last year,  Anita Srikameswaran wrote a thoughtful story about Governor Rendell's participation in PrideFest and the issue of gay marriage. This year?  PrideFest merits a […]

Guess what Luke Ravenstahl said at PrideFest?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Quick post about 2007 PrideFest.  Luke showed up.  Point for him. Then during his speech, he said something to the effect that as a 27 year old mayor he, like gay people, understands what it is like not to be accepted.  No exact quote because I almost choked and dropped my pen.  I asked around and […]

Chris Potter on the Year in Homosexuality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This week, the man who is slowly creeping up the list of men the lesbians love (McIntire, Peduto, Dayvoe, Lamb and Norman) takes us down the rainbow brick road and shows us that things just might be a little better. Chris Potter of The City Paper writes … Pittsburgh will have a lot to celebrate […]

We’re headed for PrideFest this weekend (and FLUX, too)

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

PrideFest.  Our annual celebration of our community pride.  Saturday, June 16, 2007.  Riverfront Park on the North Shore.  The march kicks off at 12 PM.  The festival itself begins at 1 PM.  We like to watch the march at the beginning (5th and Ross) and then hop in the car to drive down to the North […]

PA House Introduces LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Courtesy of the Value All Families Coalition and Equality Advocates Pennsylvania… (Harrisburg, PA) –Legislation prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in housing, employment, and public accommodations was introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. A press conference was held in the capitol to announce the bill’s introduction. […]

Going to Pittsburgh and We’re Gonna Get (re)Married … Homos, too!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette reports that as part of our city's 250th anniversary, we'll be host to the “World's Largest Wedding Vow Renewal” in February, 2008.  Organizers hope to attract 1,000 wedded couples to renew their vows.  Why? Two of the themes of the 250th celebration are attracting reunions and homecomings to the city and underscoring family […]

Where are Pittsburgh bloggers on the fire in Larimer?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Luke Ravenstahl acted like a fool and lied to the public.  Sad, but predictable.  Hundreds of words have piled up around the Burghosphere calling him to task for his shameless disregard for truth (and his job). Meanwhile, five children in Larimer were killed in a horrible house fire.  Someone blamed a non-existent teenage babysitter.  Now it […]

Peduto and POG

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Caught a story in the PG this morning stating the Peduto won't retract his accusations that the Pittsburgh Organizing Group (POG) is responsible for vandalizing several Shadyside businesses. Peduto claims they fit the profile, given recent acts of vandalism at a military recruiting station and Carnegie Mellon University.  The most recent acts were tied to […]

Pittsburgh’s Slant on Kids of Gay Parents

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am really, really tired tonight so I will definitely not give this justice.  However, I've already had two inquiries asking me if I'm going to post about the Post-Gazette article on gay parenting.  So here is my post. Click here for the article and wonderful sidebars. A few points of interest …     * The existing […]

City Paper Reader Ire Over Kennywood DeGaying Pirate Show

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Woe to she who gets on the bad side of Janice Milliner of Buena Vista.  Janice got herself all worked up in response to news that Kennywood had changed homophobic content in their pirate show, thanks in large part to the efforts of one Mary Hawk.  You may recall that Mary viewed the Kennywood show […]