14 year old “gay” child executed in Iraq

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Raw Story comes news that Iraqi police accused a 14 year old child of corrupting the community because he had sex with men. His punishment was to be dragged from his family's home and shot more than 4 times.  The child's name is Ahmed Khalil. According to international lgbt rights group OutRage! Ahmed, like too […]

2 Political Junkies Call Out Santorum’s Family Value Hypocrisy

Today my good friend David over at 2 Political Junkies has an excellent skewer of Ricky Sanctimonious' <gasp> HYPOCRISY.  Apparently, Ricky is willing to support Republican Don Sherwood who acknowledged that he had a five year affair and settled a lawsuit with his lover after she accused him of choking her.  Ahem.  David does a […]

Ambridge seminary leader describes gay bishop as “terrorist bomb”

Oh, those whacky Episcopalians — doing their best to drag Pennsylvania back into the Dark Ages.   Up to bat this time is the Very Reverend Paul F. M. Zahl, dean of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.  Let me catch you up.  This coming weekend, we'll see the election of a bishop for […]

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?  […]

Ohio: Gay Rights Trump Religious Freedom

Words I thought might never cross my lips … Hurrah for Ohio! The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that public employees can be disciplined for discrimination even if they are following religious beliefs.  This is a big victory for gay rights advocates because it gives teeth to workplace non-discrimination policies. The case involves a Baptist prison […]

The Trib’s Mike Seate – Homo Friend or Foe

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Tribune-Review columnist Mike Seate has recently made repeated forays into gay issues, commenting on Rene Portland as well as the straight-appeal of beloved gay bar True.  His most recent column examines anti-gay activists outrage with that icon of the gay community … Wal-Mart. Yes, of course, its because Wal-Mart is selling DVD copies of Brokeback Mountain.  […]

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 […]

PA Amendment Vote Expected This Week

From the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights in Philadelphia… April 28, 2006 Constitutional Amendment Set to Run in PA House The House of Representatives is in session [the week of May1]and the bill is posted on the voting calendar. This means that a vote can occur at any time. The House Appropriations Committee […]

Rene Portland: Could PFLAG Help?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Rene Portland wins basketball games. She brings out the basketball best in her players. She knows her craft. But is Rene Portland is a good coach? A front-page story in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes an in-depth look at Portland's background, including her professional successes. She uses a “Mommy” approach to her team — monitoring their […]