West Virginia Sheriff Refused to use CPR; Gay Man Dies Suit Alleges

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Didn't we leave this behind in the 20th Century?  According to a federal discrimination suit filed yesterday,  Welch West Virginia Sheriff Robert K. Bowman physically prevented a bystander from performing CPR on Claude Green, Jr. who was suffering a heart atack.  Green died at the hospital. Sheriff Bowman acted because he thought Green was HIV positive.  […]

Pgh Native Presbyterian Minister on trial for gay weddings

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In another example of homopersecution, the Presbyterian Church is at it again.  This time, the Reverend Jane Spahr is facing a trial for conducting wedding for same sex couples in 2004 and 2005.  Spahr is a native of Pittsburgh's Northside. Spahr choose to use the term wedding at the couples' request in order to honor […]

Pennsylvania Lesbian Delight: Jodie Foster to Speak at Penn

Unproclaimed lesbian idol Jodie Foster will be the commencement speaker for the University of Pennsylvania's Class of 2006.  The university will bestow an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree upon Ms. Foster. My commencement speaker was the CEO of some chemical firm that had financial investments in apartheid South Africa.   🙁 Congratulations to the Penn lesbians! […]

Pittsburgh PG Gay Cowboy Quiz

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette's Scott Mervis faces down Brokeback Mountain's impending dominance of the Oscars … With a nod to “Brokeback Mountain,” the PG brings you its first-ever gay-cowboy 12-question movie quiz. Because, to no one's surprise, the genre doesn't run deep, our focus here is not on cowboy movies with gay people, but rather, with Oscar-related […]

Rene Portland – Gay Protest … AGAIN

Big Gay Picture has a little update on anti-Rene Portland protests at Penn State women's basketball games … Here's a quote from Rene Portland that sums up the entire situation (and she is oblivious to the irony) “Can we just talk about basketball? You guys have tried for six goddamn months, excuse my language,” Portland […]

More Boondocks on Willie Nelson Gay Cowboy Song

This is especially funny.  One of the good things about Aaron McGruder's satire is not having to add much in the way of commentary.  Click on the cartoon to read the strip.

Pittsburgh: More Gay Friendly than Manhattan?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The PG is all queered up this week …. L.A. Johnson takes a look at a recent New York Times piece lauding Pittsburgh as more gay friendly than Manhattan.  The NYT author cites our thriving arts scene, affordable housing and high-profile LGBT events.  Several local LGBT leaders weigh in with some skepticism that we are […]

Gay Marriage is Good Mental Health

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Another story from today's Post-Gazette  According to a policy paper from the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University,denying us marraige can lead to mental health problems.  Well, duh! The stress of being a second class citizen will do that you.  Having to rush to your partner's hospital bedside while realizing you left […]

Local Law Firm Specializes in Gay Services

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Monday's Post-Gazette featured Buchanan Ingersoll PC's Nontraditional Couples and Families practice group which specializes in LGBT legal work.  [Maureen] Cohon, the wife of Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon, said her firm's nontraditional couples practice began quietly when a friend in a gay relationship asked her about guardianship for a child and drafting a will. After […]