Allegheny County Council Proclaimed December 29, 2020 ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’

Allegheny County Council Proclamation

My representative on the Allegheny County Council, Olivia Bennett, made my day when she took time during her holidays to arrange for a proclamation.

Q&A with Bethany Hallam, Candidate for Allegheny County Council District at Large

Bethany Hallam Allegheny County Council

We are revisiting our Political Q&A series for the upcoming elections of 2019. We’ve reached out to candidates who are pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ, asking them a series of questions about their campaigns. We’ve sent out about a dozen Q&A’s to folks who agreed to participate. Candidates can be anywhere in Pennsylvania running for any level […]

Q&A with Olivia ‘Liv’ Bennett, Candidate for Allegheny County Council District 13

Olivia Bennett County Council

We are revisiting our Political Q&A series for the upcoming elections of 2019. We’ve reached out to candidates who are pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ, asking them a series of questions about their campaigns. We’ve sent out about a dozen Q&A’s to folks who agreed to participate. Candidates can be anywhere in Pennsylvania running for any level […]

Dear Allegheny County Council – I Don’t Trust Your God

In God We Trust

I have a very concise message for Sue Means, Chuck Martoni, John Palmiere, Ed Kress, Heather Heidelbaugh, Tom Baker, the members of Allegheny County Council who want to erect a plaque in the County Courthouse with the motto “In God We Trust.”  (h/t 2 Political Junkies) No, we don’t. You might trust in God, but I […]

Five Year Anniversary of a Public Hearing Should Generate More Activism in Pennsylvania

Franco Harris Pittsburgh

Tell us about a time when everything actually turned out exactly as you’d hoped. Five years ago today, Allegheny County Council held a public hearing on a non-discrimination ordinance which included sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. You can read 78 pages of public testimony here. Some of it is brilliant, some of it […]

What Does the Sexual Assault at Penn State Mean For Me?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Like you, I was and continue to be horrified by the revelations of the sexual abuse of minor boys and the apparent cover-up (or fail to act?) on the part of pretty much anyone with power and authority at Penn State. It has been all over the media, as you know. It is inescapable and […]