Do you want Ricky Burgess to be the Mayor of Pittsburgh?

Mayor Peduto Ricky Burgess

This weekend, sitting members of Pittsburgh City Council and the Councilor-elect Bobby Wilson are debating whom to elect as their President. They will vote on Monday at 3 PM. The two contenders are Ricky Burgess, District 9, and Corey O’Connor, District 5. There are lots of factors to consider, including their legislative records and leadership […]

#VoteNo – City of Pgh Ballot Charter Measure Unfair, Lacks Good Governance

Let me at the very beginning of this post affirm that I think students in Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) deserve good coaches. I also think students at all higher education institutes deserve good faculty, both FT and adjunct.  I should also clarify that my partner is a 17 year employee of the City. So, last […]

Pgh City Council Votes to Update Trans Non-Discrimination Protections

  Something very interesting took place in Pittsburgh City Council today – they directly addressed a matter of transgender municipal equality for the first time in history. The issue is non-discrimination which Pittsburgh City Council first took up as far back as the late 1980’s. In 1990, the City amended the Human Relations Ordinance to […]

Pgh to form AIDS Task Force

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I was pleased to read that Councilman Corey O’Connor is the driving force behind a Task Force to focus on HIV and AIDS. He’s joined by six local organizations, including Shepherd Wellness Center. Executive Director Scott Peterman had this to say about the committee: “I hate to say it, but I believe that HIV and […]