Western PA Among Historic Elections of Openly LGBTQ Candidates

LGBTQ Candidates Win Elections

Per the Victory Fund, 173 openly LGBTQ candidates have won their races with 76 still undecided. At least thirty-five of the winners are non-incumbents.  Pennsylvania had three electoral victories, reelecting openly gay State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta and Brian Sims. The third victory was the election of Jessica Benham to replace the retired Harry Readshaw. Jessica […]

13 Openly LGBTQ Candidates Won Their Elections in Pennsylvania in 2019 ‘Rainbow Wave’

Jessica Semler Bruce Kraus

  This is amazing – 14 openly LGBTQ candidates in Pennsylvania were identified by the Victory Fund in yesterday’s elections. 13 of them won. Two of those candidates were from Western Pennsylvania – City Council President Bruce Kraus won reelection and Etna Borough Council candidate Jessica Semler, an openly queer woman, won her first campaign […]

Election Wrap Up

There are simply no words to describe how I feel to know that Bill Peduto is the Mayor-Elect of Pittsburgh. As a woman, a lesbian, a social worker and a person living with a disability  – I just can’t find the right words. Relief? Thankful? Even hopeful?   Other notable electoral news across the queerosphere […]

LGBTQ&A: Stephen Glassman Has Something to Discuss With You

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles. Stephen Glassman is a true pioneer in Pennsylvania LGBTQ history. His appointment to the PA Human Relations Commission and subsequent appointment as Chairman was […]

Hey *I* Was Going to Write a Post-Election Post-Mortem … :-)

I love that Trish jumped right into my favorite topic – Daryl Metcalfe’s reign of holy terror in Pennsylvania. I had been planning a one week reflection on the election, but was derailed by tendinitisand well … OMG, its been a week? Like my sister blogger, I think there is a lot of interesting “space” […]