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Saturday, October 16th, 2010
4:47 pm

 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

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
10:50 am - 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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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
6:22 pm - 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.

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Monday, December 28th, 2009
1:05 am

I've reported the last spam message to lj-abuse and the fact that the moderator of this community is MIA.

We'll see what happens.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
10:58 am - 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

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Saturday, June 6th, 2009
8:24 pm


BBW/BHM mixer

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Monday, May 18th, 2009
10:03 pm - 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)

x-posted like whoa

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)

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Friday, May 1st, 2009
2:35 pm - Queer-friendly candidates in the May primary election:

The Steel-City Stonewall Democrats' Endorsed Slate Of Candidates For The May 19, 2009, Pennsylvania Primary:


x-posted to pgh_bisexuals

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
12:25 pm - semi local event



i'm thinking of drivingup for this if anyone else is intersted

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Friday, December 26th, 2008
11:27 pm - 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:


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


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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Saturday, September 6th, 2008
3:48 pm - roommmate wanted, washington county

in monongahela, washington county
350 a month, includes all utilities, phone, digital cable, cable internet(i have a wifi set up that i can connect for Laptops) (another 15 if you want your own DVR in your bedroom), each room has own heat, livingroom has A/C, apt has own washer, dryer, electric stove and full size fridge
you need your own bedroom furniture but there is a large built in closet
on route 88, not far off 43 to get to 51, on bus line to downtown pgh and Cal U
I am on dialysis, so i get up MWF at 540AM, I get up for work TTH at 730am so no late night noise a must
geek, nerd, scifi fan prefered and i'm more oscar madison than felix unger, someone who cooks basic food would be great, I have 3 cats so cat lover a must (2 are 5 months old, one 6 years old)

no homophobes, bigots need reply,

please forward if you know anyone who might be interested/ other pittsburgh area lists that allow ..........

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
11:53 pm - Mr. Pittsburgh Pride Drag King Contest- This Sunday! x-posted


Lazlo Productions Presents:

2008 Mr. Pittsburgh Pride Drag King Contest
     Join our MC for the evening, Dr. Will Harden, at the Rex Theatre on Sunday June 15th for the Drag King Contest you have all been waiting for!  Guaranteed fun for everyone!  Come cheer on your favorite Drag King or find a new favorite!

     Judges for this years contest are Eli Kuti, fAe ( Mr. Pittsburgh Pride Drag King 2003), Ms. Kierra Darshell (Creator, Producer and Star of the “Stars of the Millennium Showcase”), Ms. Carmen St. Cartier( Ms. Teen Pgh. 2007 ) & Maycum Dizzy ( Mr. Pittsburgh Pride Drag King 2002).

     While the judging ballots are being counted, UNECC (pronounced Unique) will be there to groove you with some ‘Homo-Grown Hip Hop’ str8 out of Columbus Ohio !  Once the new King has been crowned, Mary Mack from Operation Sappho will be spinning her own special kinda grooves for you to move to after the contest! - So hang out and shake it down for a few :)

     Doors open at 7:30 and the contest will start at 8:30pm.It’s only $5.00 to get in, some come on over and bring a friend! This is a 21 and over only show so don’t forget you ID!!

See You There!!

Contest Website: http://mppdkc.bravehost.com

Venue Website: www.rextheatre.com ( for address and directions)

Lazlo Productions Contact: lasickler@yahoo.com

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
7:35 pm - Lesbian Women in Higher Education

Hi there.  This is a great community.  I also wanted to share info. about another great community called 
.  It's a space for lesbian woman and related issues in higher education.  Thanks for spreading the good news. 

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Sunday, February 17th, 2008
12:12 am - Toilet Training - Film on Transgender Bathroom Access

Everyone uses the bathroom, but what happens when transgender and gender transgressive people try to take care of this basic need? All too often, discrimination and harassment that can result in far-reaching problems. Come watch the film Toilet Training to learn more about this issue and what you can do about it.

30 min documentary followed by a discussion
Wednesday, Feb. 27
7:00 PM

Graduate School of Public Health (Parran Hall)
G-23 Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh
Fifth Ave. between N. Bouquet St. & DeSoto St.

Sponsored by the Transgender Study Group and Rainbow Alliance
more info: 412-421-4586 www.animalfreedom.info

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x-posted to pittsburgh

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Friday, January 25th, 2008
6:31 pm

Philadelphian bisexual hoping to transfer to University of Pittsburgh in the fall. Hi.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
8:09 pm - Transgender Study Group

Hi folks, I thought you might be interested in this group. I know there are plenty of queer women in town who have no issues with trans women (or men for that matter), but there is always room for more bridges to be built. So, in that spirit, I invite you to participate in this group:

Transgender Study Group -- you're invited!

Transgender people & allies will begin gathering weekly to discuss articles, watch short documentaries, and share spoken word.

We hope to empower and educate ourselves, unlearn transphobia, and explore trans activism in the context of building broad movements for social justice. Please note: this is a trans-positive space, not a place to satisfy curiosity about transgender people.

Meetings are in Oakland at Pitt, Wednesdays 7-9 PM, for 8-10 weeks starting January 30 (attend as many or as few meetings as you like)

More info: http://www.animalfreedom.info/study/trans/trans.html

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
9:12 pm - Update on my earlier post:

The latest email from Steel City Stonewall Democrats:

Early this morning a message was sent out to a large number of addresses in our database from treasurer@steel-city.org by some unauthorized person who hacked into our system or somehow obtained a password. We regret this unfortunate incident, and we are investigating the matter at this time.
The message pertained to a business owner in our community. The business owner in question has in fact generously supported our community, including efforts by the Stonewall Democrats and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. We apologize to this individual and to everyone who received the message.

Kris Rust

Seriously fucked up.

x-posted to pgh_bisexuals and my own journal

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11:00 am - Where does your money go?

I just received the following email from Steel City Stonewall Democrats:

The owner of The Eagle, Pegasus, & There Bar is a conservative rightwing Repuplican.

Not necesarily anything wrong with it, BUT, there is no reason you shouldn't know your money is goes to Bush/Cheney and their progeny.

Anyhow.... If www.steel-city.org is shut down because of this email... Check out http://www.pghlesbian.com/

I don't know anything more than that, but I wanted to pass the info along.

x-posted to pgh_bisexuals and my own journal

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
6:56 pm - New to the area

So I just moved to the city and I want to check out Donny's, but my roommate who has been here for a few years told me that it's kind of in a shifty area and there are some questionable characters always hanging around outside. He's never been there, so he might be reacting on hearsay. So my question is: Is it safe to walk from Shadyside to that area of Bloomfield at around 10pm, and then just get a cab back? I walked to Bloomfield today (during the day and just up the main area on Liberty) and I thought it seemed like a great neighborhood, actually preferable to the homogeneous and snotty Shadyside that I've gotten used to. Also, would a new transplant to Pgh feel out of place there, or is it a fairly welcoming bar? Thanks for any suggestions!

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Monday, May 21st, 2007
10:24 pm - Here Come the BrideS..................

~x posted~

Hey all....
i am extremely thrilled to be planning a wedding with my deliciously adorable girlfriend- with our date being Sept6, 2008.. however when i went to find an lj community to chitchat about our wedding plans- i discovered that there were none for same sex weddings. There were plenty of them for same sex marriage but none for weddings.

so- i just went and created my own....
i hope that this isn't inappropriate but i wanted to invite anyone interested to samesexwedding....

now- it's geared towards planning and sharing glbtq weddings- but is also for any and all celebrations and ceremonies like poly unions or any alternative weddings....

feel free to check it out or join or lurk- or pass it on to anyone that might be interested in a place to come and share or gush about their weddings. or if you have had a union and wanted to share or give advice or anything related, we'd love to have you.

it' sure to be slow at first, but i hoping enough people open up and enjoy the chance to openly chitchat about their special days....

feel free to contact me if you want! i look forward to sharing with you!

current mood: cheery

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