Letter to the Editor: Show Real LGBT Families in Post-Gazette

You know how I love the LGBTQ-positive letters to the editor. Here’s a great one from the Post-Gazette written by Ellen Garbundy of Butler: I found the photo on page B-2 of Monday’s paper offensive. The caption read: “Anti-gay protesters were on site but largely ignored during Pride Fest after the parade on Sunday.” The […]

Letter to The Editor: Post-Gazette – Marriage Equality

You know, its been awhile since I posted a letter to the editor – that’s partially due to the major fail on the part of the search engines for the Trib and the Post-Gazette.  Brandon Mitchell of Greenfield shares his optimism in response to President Obama’s affirmation of marriage equality. I cannot express the feelings […]

Barney Frank AND Chris Matthews Relentless on Religious Values with Tony Perkins

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is pretty awesome. Congressman Barney Frank and commentator Chris Matthews really push back on Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins religious defense of his bigotry.   You may know this already but GLAAD has an interesting project called CAP – Commentator Accountability Project. They essentially make sure the media is aware of the bias and […]

Bully Debuts in Pittsburgh This Weekend

For those of you who have been following the efforts to get the rating for the documentary “Bully” lowered from an R to a PG-13 … the wait is over.  Not only has the rating been changed, but the movie opens this weekend in Pittsburgh at both The Manor in Squirrel Hill and AMC Loews […]

Pgh Media Coverage on LGBT Issues – Words Matter

What’s your overall impression of the effectiveness of Pittsburgh’s media outlets in covering LGBT issues? Overall, I would say B-. In terms of the number of stories they cover, the depth of the stories and the attention to national issues, I would say B. The difference is the inconsistency in how they cover these stories. […]

The Civil Discourse of (Alleged) Religious Persecution

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I had somewhat modest hopes when I read the headline to Ruth Ann Dailey’s most recent column “A civil solution to same-sex marriage angst” Same sex marriage? Wow, that’s a big step forward from “gay marriage” and slightly more accurate if not as preferable as “marriage equality.” Ruth Ann, though, ensnared me in the quite […]

Pgh Business Rankings on HRC Corporate Index

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The Post-Gazette picked up the rankings of local companies on the HRC Corporate Index for 2012. HRC lauds K&L Gates as a best LGBT workplace Downtown-based K&L Gates law firm got top marks as a best workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, according to a survey by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in […]

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

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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 […]

Anti-Discrimination Movements and Economic Justice

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A very interesting piece from Sunday’s Post-Gazette. Pranab Bardhan, economics professor at University of California Berkley, examines the intersection of movements for social equality with economic inequality.  She basiscally says that movements pressing for social change must look at economic justice issues to be ultimately successful. This implies that anti-discrimination and egalitarian movements need to […]