Should A Volunteer Open Carry A Gun at Art All Night?

Art All Night Pittsburgh

I didn’t go looking for this fight. Honestly, I just wanted to enjoy a Pittsburgh tradition – Art All Night. I had planned to review this event with some gentle mocking of the hipsters and yuppies (oh, so many strollers) and then talk about the interesting art. Instead, I am under siege from gun rights […]

LGBTQ&A: Evan Wolfson, Native Son and Married Man

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day A native son of Pittsburgh, Evan Wolfson is the founder and leader of […]

LGBTQ&A: Bonnie Humphrey is Straight But Not Narrow

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day. Bonnie is the only woman I’ve kissed in recent memory, aside […]

Adventures in Swag – Helping Our Neighbors

This week, I’m attending the Netroots Nation conference in Rhode Island. The exhibitors hall opened up today and I spent a few hours staffing the Netroots Connect LGBT table along with Ledcat. I took a quick trip around the exhibits but I’ll go back when things fill up a bit. So far, we’ve received two […]

About Us

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents was established in December 2005 as an outgrowth from various radio appearances founder Sue Kerr made as Pittsburgh’s “unofficial lesbian correspondent.”  Her original intent was to promote the positive things happening in Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ community – specifically focusing on media coverage and the letters to the editor submitted to regional papers. She […]

Lucille Prater-Holliday: City Council District 9 candidate

I worked in City Council District 9 for nearly five years as a social worker, doing everything from financial literacy to recruiting foster parents.  I worked on community projects, interacted with community leaders and watched East Liberty Station morph into The Village of Eastside. (Read that as metaphor for the slide of East Liberty into the gentrified […]

Steel City Stonewall Endorsement for November Primary

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Preliminary information … Steel City's board has officially endorsed Sestak, Conklin and Onorato in the General Election.  Good discussion.  I'm sure the official slate will be up soon on the steel city website.  You can pick up copies at the booth during PrideFest.  The slate will contain some informaton on why voting Democratic ticket is […]

Save the Date: Pittsburgh's Dyke March 2010

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 5, 2010 which will be the date of Pittsburgh's 5th Annual Dyke March.  The location will still be in Oakland and organizers have fabulous plans for the ultimate grassroots picnic (get it?) and post-march party. What's is a dyke march? Dyke March is a mostly lesbian-led and inclusive gathering […]

Things I’d like the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Committee to weigh in on

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

In no particular order, these are topics I'm hoping the Mayor's LGBT Advisory Committtee will review. 1. Treat the Dykes fair and square.  In 2009, the Mayor's office was a $10,000 sponsor of PrideFest, ensuring the best in public safety and public works for an event worth tens of thousands of dollars.  2009 also marked […]

The Death of a Champion

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This weekend brings sad news to the LGBTQ community among many others as we learned of the death of long time ACLU advocate, Larry Frankel. From the PG obiturary: Mr. Frankel, the legislative director for the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union from 1992 through 2008, died last week. His body was found Friday on a […]