Why the Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March Is Necessary For Survival

Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March

For 8 years, I have watched and participated in the growth of Pittsburgh’s Dyke and Trans March (formerly known as the Dyke March), an effort led by the steady and dedicated investment of Eli Kuti, a local feminist trans man. I am not an event organizer. I did not shape the mission statement and I […]

Post-Gazette Columnist Dailey Wants To Have Her (Gay Wedding) Cake and Eat It, Too

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The fundamental problem with Ruth Ann Dailey is that she wants to support marriage equality AND support using tax payer dollars to fund religious programs. And her own political beliefs don’t bend that way, no matter how much history she cites. Here’s the basic argument Ruth Ann agrees that same sex couples should have access […]

Does the Catholic Church Have a First Amendment Right to Provide Social Services?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

No. And they accept that fact. Here’s the challenge. Anthony R. Picarello Jr., general counsel and associate general secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, disagreed. “It’s true that the church doesn’t have a First Amendment right to have a government contract,” he said, “but it does have a First Amendment right not […]