The Post-Gazette And KDKA Both Need GBF’s Pronto!

I’m pretty disgusted over this. I don’t even really care that the PG will probably never again call me for a story. I should read more magazines anyway. When I read this article about non-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania, I was pleased with how thorough the reporter was – she covered personal stories, recent court cases, […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Calls for ENDA Passage

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has come out in support of passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Although federal law bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, age and disability, it does not prohibit bias due to sexual orientation or gender identity. Some states have laws that provide such protection, but Pennsylvania is among 29 […]

My Big Idea for the New Mayor as Published in the Post-Gazette

I was recently asked to contribute to a compendium piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on “big ideas” for the next Mayor of Pittsburgh. Other contributors include economist Chris Briem, Cheryl Hall-Russell from Hill House Assocation, Jon Rubin from CMU and Leah Lizarondo of “The Brazen Kitchen” blog and more!

The Week in LGBTQ – April 14, 2013

A snippet of our most popular tweets from the previous week – follow us @PghLesbian24 Even if same-sex marriage is against your religion, we can’t ban every sin -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://bit.ly/YXnOVt via @pittsburghpg This does not include former PA Governor Ed Rendell – Which Politicians Supported Gay Marriage and When? http://bit.ly/17jeb74 via @MotherJones Here’s a mom we all want to […]

Eco Wednesday: Do Green Values Drive Our Consumer Decisions?

The Post-Gazette ran a piece on Tuesday exploring economists predictions as to how our “green values” might shape our future shopping decisions. The sharing trend that became popular with Zipcar is likely to expand to other industries such as tools and baby gear as consumers readjust their spending patterns to focus less on conspicuous consumption […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Use of “Homosexuals” Not Helping Gay Boy Scouts

I’m fairly certain the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board is not being ironic when it opines: In facing up to its own legacy of bias, the Boy Scouts of America is considering a less than all-American remedy. After years of outside criticism and withdrawn financial support, the organization announced Monday that it might allow individual troops […]

Podcamp Pittsburgh Panel: Talking About Fairness & Accuracy

Podcamp Pittsburgh Panel: Talking About Fairness & Accuracy

This was a highlight of my fall … a 45 minute discussion with Tony Norman (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Chris Potter (Pittsburgh City Paper), Aria Charles (Best Buddies) and Chaz Kellem (Pittsburgh Pirates) about fairness & accuracy in social media. And it was an honor that Jon Delano of KDKA attended and made some excellent points.

Our Session at Podcamp Pittsburgh – Fairness and Accuracy in Language

So … many months ago PG columnist Tony Norman used the term “sexual preference” in an otherwise positive column. When I called him on it, he explained that it was simply a matter of language evolving and that sexual orientation was the newest terminology. After some back and forth, he agreed to take a gander […]

The Legitimacy of the Rape Debate (Trigger Warning)

It is hard to know where to begin with the wretched “legitimate rape” comment from Todd Akin, Senate candidate from Missouri. “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. […]

What Have the Papers Been Up To Of Late?

What Have the Papers Been Up To Of Late?

Let’s see what’s been happening with local print media coverage of LGBTQ issues Ally Audrey Glickman has a terrific Letter to the Editor in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette I must comment that we need to get past being mired in social and civil rights matters while the economy, ecology and democracy need attention The Post-Gazette missed […]