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Re: “After Dormont officials object, Hollywood Theater cancels Dan Savage-curated "Hump" festival

The Hump Tour will be showing next weekend in Lawrenceville thanks to the Row House Theater. And btw, I'm giving away two pairs of passes if you are interested…

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Posted by pghlesbian on 06/06/2014 at 5:21 PM

Re: “After Dormont officials object, Hollywood Theater cancels Dan Savage-curated "Hump" festival

How interesting. Pittsburgh was happy to welcome a nazi/fascist fetish concert to the South Side last week (Death in June), but objects to a Dan Savage production AND apparently to the ToonSeum hosting a Pride event. Is this the beginning of the backlash to marriage equality?…

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Posted by pghlesbian on 06/04/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Shut Out: PennDOT to spend $240,000 to fence off homeless camps under highways

A quarter of a million dollars. I wonder what the total is statewide?

Dialogue is crucial, but so is our state government recognizing that poor people are human beings and residents.

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Posted by pghlesbian on 10/16/2013 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Hitting Home

I agree with a lot of what you say, but is anyone really surprised?

What's interesting is that we aren't talking about lifting the residency requirement for the rest of City employees. How is that fair or reasonable or good for morale? Why should the employees with the strongest union and the highest levels of compensation be freed of this requirement while the rest of us are forced to remain (my partner works for the City?) I'd seriously urge the other employees to revolt and sue for equal treatment.

We also need to have a discussion about retention - why is the City Police Academy providing tax payer subsidized training for officers who leave after a few years for more lucrative paying jobs in "better" municipalities? If your training is covered by City, perhaps you should have to work for the City for 10 years or so much like doctors and teachers have certain requirements.

Does anyone think that the firefighters and public works unions will be far behind on this matter?

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Posted by pghlesbian on 07/29/2013 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Kraus proposes legislation for equal benefits among city contractors

This is a positive step. In November of this year, the Human Rights Campaign will issue the second edition of their municipal equality index - that's going to be a great tool to help our region identify concrete measures that are doable on the municipal level.

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Posted by pghlesbian on 07/18/2013 at 10:58 AM

Re: “On social issues, mayoral candidates have similar positions, but different histories

I believe you, Bram. Wagner's evolution is fine, but this is 2013 and we've already been down this path with Dan Onorato who couldn't see fit to provide domestic partner benefits for his own employees (and now works for a health insurance company) in spite of his professed evolution.

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Posted by pghlesbian on 04/24/2013 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Helping Out: Trevor Project offers hope to teens struggling for LGBT acceptance

Thank you for publishing this. The Trevor Project is an amazing resource. Persad Center is also doing outreach into rural communities, but I think that PFLAG tends to be the trail blazers and thank God for them!

Posted by pghlesbian on 04/24/2013 at 5:48 PM

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