Cloning Equality

Pittsburgh LGBT

If you could clone one element from another city you’ve visited — a building, a cultural institution, a common street food, etc. — and bring it back to your own hometown, what would it be? I actually put together an entire plan to do this – to study best practices in LGBTQ municipal equality via a […]

Allies at the Toonseum Offer Relaxed Way to Enjoy Pride in the Street

I have never been to Pride in the Street because I don’t really like standing in crowds, especially if people are drinking. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it – it just isn’t comfortable for me. When Melissa Etheridge played, I was out of state so I wasn’t even tempted. But when I heard Chaka Khan […]

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 […]

Melissa Etheridge “Pittsburgh Pride Showed Me The Money”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dear God, I’m going to get reamed for focusing on this quote, but seriously … Melissa Etheridge made her Pridefest debut in Pittsburgh this month and it was apparently a terrific show, but my skepticism was confirmed by a  quote she gave to PG music editor Scott Mervis: She repeated that she played this fest, […]

Western PA Bloggers Team Up To Promote LGBT Equality

My colleague Tom Waters drafted this explanation of a joint initiative we are launching … Two prominent western PA bloggers are joining forces to host a first ever LGBTQA bloggers and social media summit. Sue Kerr, primary blogger at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents and Thomas C Waters of thomascwaters.com are planning a get together that they hope will be informative, interesting […]

Melissa Etheridge Headlines Pittsburgh Pride Activities; Does It Matter That She’s a Bad Wife?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Rumors have been circulating, but today the Pittsburgh Pridefest organizers confirmed that Emmy winner and openly lesbian Melissa Etheridge will be performing at “Pride in the Streets” the Saturday event of Pridefest. I like Melissa’s earlier music and I have a lot of respect for how gracefully she walked through her battle with breast cancer. […]