The Warhol Party: lanyard envy and tote bags

You know I've been helping with this little shindig at the Warhol, known as the “Unofficial” Official After Party for NetRoots which I in turn dubbed the “Gay Immaculate Reception” when I learned Mr. Franco Harris was planning to attend. The party began at 9:30.  We arrived about 9:45 and the place was holdin 150 […]

Positive LGBTQ letter to the editor

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Woke up a bit early this morning and had a nice surprise.  Ian Price of Friendship took the time to write in with his thoughts on the impact of the Pittsburgh LGBTQ Pride March. In the spirit of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary, we stop and reflect on the great things Pittsburgh has achieved and on the […]

PA Senator plans to introduce marriage equality bill

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

OK, on the one hand we have the “marriage protection” amendment that would embed discrimination in to the Pennsylvania Constitution.  Been there, tried to do that. Today comes word that another Pennsylvania Senator plans to introduce a marriage equality bill. Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, today announced plans to introduce a bill that would offer “full […]

The Dallas Principles

From Pam's House Blend comes interesting news of what could be a momentous turning point in the struggle for equality.  This document is referred to as the Dallas Principles (drafted in Dallas this past weekend).  Here's some of the language: PRINCIPLES The following eight guiding principles underlie our call to action.  In order to achieve […]

Dykes on Bikes go political

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Another event from Pittsburgh's Newest queer group, the Dykes on Bikes.  This is their third benefit in less than six months.  And you thought they were just a PrideFest contingent.  Ha!  Check out this event with gay comedy, free drinks and the chance to make meaningful impact. Oh do those Biker Dykes ever stop?  Not in […]

Comment from a communications expert

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Some advice from a highly respected professional on the need for a timely response from the LGBTQ community to breaking news.  This regards the Rick Warren situation, but certainly applies to local, regional and statewide issues as well.  This sums up exactly what went wrong when the State Legislature announced a Pittsburgh based hearing on the […]

Pittsburgh’s Mayor Launches LGBT Advisory Council Amidst Unanswered Questions

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

FURTHER UPDATE:  If you wonder why campaign contributions matter, check out this PG article on the connection between contributions and City contracts.  Transparency, my friends.  Michael Lamb gets transparency. ************************************************************************************ UPDATE:  In response to some community outrage (after 10 minutes), let me be clear that I am not suggesting any specific improprieties on the part […]

Registry Plans Update

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

According to the office of Councilman Bruce Kraus, the Domestic Partner Registry legislation will be signed by Luke with a swishy flair at Pride events over the weekend.  (I added the part about the swishy flair.  Kraus' staff were more professional).  I love this.  Luke opposes civil unions, but somehow gets to be the Mayor […]

Howard Dean Loves the Homos and the 700 Club

DNC Chairman Howard Dean was in town this weekend to address the annual convention of the National Stonewall Democrats aka “gay Democrats.”  Dean told the assembled faithful that Stonewall has made the party “stronger, more inclusive, more courageous, more tenacious.” (PG) Mr. Dean said DNC operatives had been instructed to work with the gay community […]