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For over 30 years there have been organizations dedicated to spreading lies and false studies about our lives, our loves and our persons.

It's time to stop listening to and believing them.

Let's tell the world our truths and stand up to speak for ourselves instead.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein


Update on PA Senator John Eichelberger

After attempting unsuccessfully to elicit an apology from PA Senator Eichelberger for his remark that he was allowing LGBT's "to exist," The Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents have created a Facebook Group, please click the link and sign up today:

Exist-gate: Gays are allowed to exist AND have a Facebook Group

Senator John Eichelberger commented "We are allowing them to exist" during a recent interview on WHYY in Philadelphia. Eichelberger is the primary sponsor of legislation to amend the Pennsylvania constitution to "protect" marriage, and refuses to apologize for his "exist" comment. Thanks to NGBlog for the video h/t.

Maybe Senator Eichelberger should read the article "Go South, Young Homo" in this month's Philadelphia Magazine. In it, Jessica Remo points out that the area is experiencing a Renaissance and becoming economically revitalized by an influx of gay and lesbian businesses and residents moving in. And the residents and traditional business owners have started welcoming the influx with open arms.

Kevin Gillen, a Penn research fellow, explains that "This is the classic pattern, the artists and musicians are the first to take a risk in an emerging neighborhood. Then come the gay couples, who typically don't have children and so don't have the same worries about safety and school districts as young families."

What she found most amazing was the welcome they were getting from the long time locals and fellow business people. Especially the elderly residents who have lived and raised their families in South Philly all their lives. They are discovering what all our neighbors tend to find out if they give us a chance, we tend to be damn friendly, open and honest, and very good for business. One elderly lady was almost complaining that since a couple moved in next door she has had little time to read her books, as they are often over visiting with her. Another long time resident told of the pierced and tattooed young man who let another resident know she had left her change behind on the counter of the local market.

I bet the residents of South Philadelphia could teach Senator Eichelberger a thing or two about what makes a real community and what it means to be a real neighbor.

Cross posted from Truth And Love After 40


  1. Senator Eichelberger sounds like a relative of the Phelps family. Amazing what gets elected into the senate.

  2. It appears that John Eichelberger, (a representative of the government) wants to determine where citizens should get their information and defending the right of government to determine what information is fit for you to read. This all comes out of legislative bill that Sen Eichelberger is supporting to take legal ad revenue away from newspapers and move these ads to a really objective web site controlled by the government. Guess who is going to be paying for creating and maintaining that site? Newspapers automatically post such ads on "MyPublicNotices.com" So what do you need another gov't bureaucracy for? Maybe the Senator wants to take away income from your home newspaper so you no longer have a home newspaper to scrutinize the Senator's performance. Do you think the illegal legislative pay raise would have been discovered if it wasn't for newspapers? Robert J. Gurecki,Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Robert, I had not seen this bill.
    Of course the reason to get rid of home newspapers is to control the media and diminish the free press to the point it no longer exists.
    Maybe you are correct about what the Senator wants. He has some ideas that need scrutinizing for sure.