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 Hey guys! A group of girls in Pittsburgh are starting a monthly girls party for the city. Our first event is taking place in January, so get ready to take on the Burgh with pumping music, drink specials, and raffle giveaways.

We hope to welcome a diverse LGBT crowd at our first event! We realized there weren't a lot of places for lesbians to gather and have a good time-- many of the bars were taken over by the boys, leaving us with few options. We're here to take back the 'burgh with a jam-packed party where we can have fun and connect with beautiful people.

From now till January, we ask for your help: tell your friends and share our link on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/impulsepittsburgh). Let's make it happen- and take the 'burgh back for the girls!

Follow our Facebook http://www.facebook.com/impulsepittsburgh where we'll share our progress and keep you up to date with the details.
For Twitter Updates, follow @ImpulsePgh

All inquiries can be directed to impulsepittsburgh@gmail.com

Bjork!

Alternative Rosh Hashanah Service in Frick Park

If anyone's looking for a non-traditional Rosh Hashanah service tomorrow, the Pillar of Smoke is having our annual services in Frick Park. They're designed for Jews who don't really relate to modern synagogue services, or who enjoy a more mystical approach to Judaism, and include poetry, songs and a picnic. We ask that you bring some kind of food item and a drum or other instrument if you have one, and also that you wear white with one colorful accessory.

For more information, and to RSVP, check out the event's Facebook page here.
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  • ls56

moderatorship

LJ admin transferred pghlesbians to me for moderating.

If there is anyone out there who would like to be a co-moderator or a sole moderator please comment!

This comm doesn't get a whole lot of traffic, but no reason for it to go totally to weed.
Weaver's Way Co-op
  • hopita

Hot off the presses!

Allegheny County Council approves nonbias ordinance

"In an 8-6 vote last night, Allegheny County Council approved an ordinance that prohibits businesses and organizations from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but with one caveat -- the bill provides an exemption for all religious, charitable and fraternal organizations."

Full article at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09183/981333-455.stm#ixzz0K79kG5Rt&C




x-posted to pgh_bisexuals and my own journal
Boston
  • hopita

Getting ready for tomorrow.

League of Young Voters Voting Guide (A collaboration between Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club -- pro-choice, environmentalist n'at)

Steel City Stonewall Democrats Voters Guide (LGBT friendly)



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ETA:
A few more links:

Planned Parenthood Voters Guide. There's no info about Allegheny County races, but there is a pdf on the statewide Commonwealth Court race

The League of Women Voters 2009 Voters Guide (also a .pdf)
38th birthday
  • hopita

Just received the following email:

A newly proposed Allegheny County Human Relations Ordinance which would help protect people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on "race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age" and use of animals to aid those with disabilities is facing major opposition from people who do not even live in Allegheny County.

The American Family Association of PA appears to be the primary organizer of this opposition. Their mailing address is in Venango County. Their attacks on the Allegheny County bill center on their opposition to including sexual orientation & gender identity.

The proposed Allegheny County Ordinance is based on the current City of Pittsburgh Human Relations Ordinance which has included sexual orientation since 1990. Gender Identity was added shortly after.

According to Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green, she has lost 3 co-sponsors to the human relations ordinance.

Allegheny County is the second largest county in Pennsylvania and failure to pass this ordinance could have state-wide ramifications.

There will be a public hearing on the bill on Jan. 15, 2009. In the meantime, if you live in Allegheny County please contact your County Councilor and ask them to support & Co-Sponsor the bill.

You can find out what County Council District you are in by clicking the link below:

http://www.alleghenycounty.us/council/dist.aspx

Click on the link below for Contact information for each County Council Member.

http://www.alleghenycounty.us/council/members.aspx


www.steel-city.org is working for the successful passage of the Ordinance & we are planning a Rally for the Ordinance in conjunction with the Nationwide DOMA protest set for 10 Jan 2009.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. If you would like to help email historycat101[at]aol[dot]com &/or just come to the planning meeting described below:


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