Hypocrites in right winger land

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As a member of the female species and a feminist I have been paying attention to the furor in Mt. Lebanon. I have some friends who live in Mt. Lebanon and my grandfather lived there for many years. It's a nice place. Lately it has also provided a lesson in good ole fashion hypocrisy, one […]

AFA of PA: Being Queer More Risky Than Bullying and Harassment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I just have to post the whole damn message I received as part of my subscription to the American Family Association of PA email list.  🙂   Apparently, homos have shorter life spans than our heterosexual counterparts.  Not to mention the obligatory reference to us hurting kids. From: AFA of PA [mailto:info@afaofpa.org] Sent: Thursday, April 27, […]

City Paper – Marriage Amendment Could Hurt A Lot of Heterosexuals

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

We've said it before, but it bears repeating …. Metcalfe's Marriage Amendment could hurt tens of thousands of unmarried heterosexual couples.  The City Paper does a nice job with this. U.S. Census 2000 estimates there are roughly 240,000 Pennsylvania families — about 5 percent of the state’s 4.8 million households — made up of unmarried […]

Big Lesbian Welcome to Correspondent Shelly

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents is pleased to welcome our newest correspondent Shelly. We’ve known Shelly for several years — she is very active in the local LGBT community. Her writing, you will find, is articulate, insightful and from a slightly different perspective than Ledcat and me. Three’s Company, too! Welcome aboard Shelly! Sue

A Reply to Rep. Daryl Metcalfe

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dear Mr. Metcalfe: Your information about the history of marriage is far from accurate. Marriage, as an institution, was first recorded less than 4400 years ago. It was first created as an economic institution: a way of insuring that a man's children were actually his and that his wealth, accumlated over generations, would pass onto […]

Anti-Gay Graffiti at Geneva College

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the KDKA.com website comes this brief story about a second round of hate laced graffiti in one month on the campus of Geneva College in Beaver Falls.  The first time, it was solely racial slurs, now its expanded to anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks as well. Geneva officials and students state they are trying to avoid […]

Is America headed toward 1870 and 1930 era Germany?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

My partner and I went to see the play “I am my own Wife” last night. I know it didn't get a good review in the City Paper, but we both liked it. But, of course, this little post isn't about reviewing a play. According to the program that gave the history of the play, […]

Update on Rich White People, Upper St. Clair and Uncle Eddie

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I was wrong!  On Monday, I credited the USC decision to reinstate the International Baccalaureate Program as a sign of hope.  From the PG: Funding will come from a combination of $45,000 raised by families of the students and $85,000 guaranteed by Gov. Ed Rendell to the district, board members said. I just shake my […]

Update on PA Marriage Amendment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

  From the PA-GALA website, an update on the PA marriage protection amendment … The Anti-Marriage Amendment (HB 2381) is on the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Agenda for the week of Monday, April 24th!  A vote on the Amendment could be held anytime this week! PA-GALA needs you to contact your State Representative and ask him or her to oppose the Anti-Marriage Amendment. Ask your […]

Trib : Portland Proves Hate Okay

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Trib's Mike Seate steps up for his turn on the Rene Portland homobashing situation and considers Portland a viable candidate for Pennsylvania politics. [I]nstead of offering any apologies or explanations for her bigotry and paranoia, Portland held a news conference last week where she refused to answer any questions. In fact, she pretty much […]