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Red and Black is the New Black and Gold [25 Jun 2009|03:00pm]

Vegans and Dumpster Divers will be Crushed by the Might of the Yunz Liberation Army!
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A Tribute to Gia Carangi and Sandy Linter [25 May 2008|09:15pm]

Hi, I wrote as a case of “what if.” What if Gia didn’t get AIDS and lived long enough? What if Gia kicked her drug habits before it lead to her downward spiral? What if Gia and Sandy’s relationship lasted long?

Well I created an Alternative Universe story that came up with my idea of “what if.”

Name: DaSolution
Pairing: Gia/Sandy
Rating: PG-13

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[25 Apr 2008|12:48pm]


Motorists to rally in Washington over fuel prices

by TOM DOCHAT, Of The Patriot-News
Friday April 25, 2008, 12:01 AM

CHRISTINE BAKER, The Patriot NewsAbout 200 truckers head to the Capitol on Interstate 81 March 31 for a fuel price protest on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg.
As fuel prices continued hitting record highs this week, frustrations among motorists escalated. That has motivated thousands of people from across the country to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., to protest oil prices that are ravaging the national economy and running some independent truckers out of business.

"We're going to let them know that, somewhere along the line, they forgot they work for us," said Myerstown trucker Mark Kirsch, referring to the protesters' intention to demand a meeting with congressional leaders.

The truckers want to meet with Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who has proposed a federal gas tax moratorium for this summer.

They also hope to meet with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has indicated she might support a temporary moratorium if a windfall profits tax on oil companies puts money back into the highway trust funds.

Sen. Barack Obama, who is competing with Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, has opposed McCain's idea. Obama said it's a bad policy because that tax money is needed to maintain the nation's roads and bridges.

Other observers have said McCain's proposal would not do much to help people while taking away valuable support for highway maintenance.

"It is less a quick fix than an oversimplified play to voter concerns over the rising cost of oil," said a statement released last week by Americans for Transportation Mobility, which represents more than 400 transportation users and providers. "Suspending the fuel surcharge might make a good sound bite, but it is bad public policy."

Clayton Boyce, a spokesman for the American Trucking Association, said his organization is not opposed to the idea, "but we really need to wait and see."

If the federal taxes were suspended, the Highway Trust Fund would need some other revenue source, he said. The trust fund is expected to go broke in 2009, he said.

Without continued funding, the nation faces more highway congestion, and "we'll be wasting more fuel," Boyce said.

Gasoline prices continued to increase this week, and diesel fuel hit a record high of $4.433 Thursday in AAA's Harrisburg/Lebanon/Carlisle market. Suspending the federal tax would cut that per-gallon price to $4.189.

"Like I've said before, it would be a good start," Kirsch said Wednesday. "But they have to do something else. They have to get those speculators off Wall Street. There's a lot of things that can be done."

Kirsch was in Washington on Wednesday finalizing the permits needed for the protest. He said there's a 90 percent certainty the truckers will get to meet with McCain on Monday.

"We're open to anything at this point," Kirsch said. "I don't have the answers, but I know something has to be done. I'm working real hard to find them."

McCain has called for dropping the federal tax only -- 18.4 cents for gasoline and 24.4 cents a gallon for diesel.

In Pennsylvania, state taxes are 31.2 cents a gallon for gasoline and 38.1 cents for diesel. State officials have said they do not support cutting those taxes.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, which opposes McCain's proposal, said a motorist driving 12,000 miles a year would save about $28 through the tax suspension. Meanwhile, $8.5 billion in fuel tax revenue would be lost, resulting in the potential loss of 300,000 jobs, the association said.

Brett Lieberman of our Washington bureau and staff writer Frank Cozzoli contributed to this story.

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[06 Apr 2006|09:12pm]

Sorry if this isn't allowed, but I'm hiding it behind a cut.

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Youth Empowerment Project vol. Training (pgh.)and Community events [17 Nov 2005|01:27am]

E.P.I. ( Events of Potential Interest) : )


Volunteering, FREE HIV Testing, Writing Contest, Fetish Events

HIV TESTING: Are you Postive your Negative? Be Sure, Get Tested! Free and confidential HIV Testing Available at:

Persad Center 5150 Penn Ave. Mon/Tues/ and Friday 10am to 5pm Call for an appt! 412-441-9786 x214

PEGASUS LOUNGE First and Third Friday of every month 10pm to 1am Free and Confidential HIV TESTING 818 Liberty Ave Downtown Pittsburgh

Volunteer Training:

Saturday December 3, 2005 1pm to 4pm

Youth Empowerment Project Volunteer Training:

Learn about Safer Sex, meet others, have fun! Must be between the ages of 14 and 24. Open to people of all backgrounds, orientations and gender expressions.

Oakland, Pa

Lunch and safer sex goodie bag provided.

Please email Lyndsey at knottedsouls@yahoo.com or call 412-441-9786 x214 to register for training.


Drag Kings N’ More:

Calling all Drag Kings and other Gender bending/ performance folk…

The Distinguished Iron City Kings are currently reorganizing and are on the look out for some new talent…

No experience necessary, just a desire to entertain and perform and a willingness to learn is all that is needed. More of the back stage helping hand type? We need you too! Meetings Starting in December…write or call for more details!

If you are interested, please write Lyndsey at knottedsouls@yahoo.com or 412-441-9786 x214 anytime and leave a message with your name and the best time/way to contact you.

LAZLO Productions http://lazlo28.tripod.com


Queer N' At Blow-Out!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th: 10PM @ The Pittsburgh Eagle

1740 Eckert Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412)766-7222

A showcase of proud queer Pittsburgh performers presented by: Superheroes Burlesque, Music, Spoken Word, Stand-Up Comedy, Performance Art, Drag and an Audience-Judged Dance Contest! There will also be Tarot Card reading, Henna Tattooing, plus a kissing booth and Shpahnkings!

Performers include: The Sweet Jezebels Burlesque Troupe • Joey Murphy • Dr. Helix Uranus • fAe • Gab Bonesso • Autumn Ayers • Clarice Wright • Becca Cooper • Taylor Xavier • Beth Steidle • Kiki Koutsouflakis • Colelea • And more! Come celebrate some of Pittsburgh’s finest queer performing artists.

DJ Tony Ruiz will be spinning a fabulous night of music!

Tickets: $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Sold @ The Eagle, Pegasus, Sidekicks, A Pleasant Present and the Square Café.

Door Prizes, Raffles, T-Shirts and Tons of Fun!!! Cranium Tournament - Sunday, November 20th: open exclusively to all that volunteer.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th: 10PM @ The Pittsburgh Eagle 1740 Eckert Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412)766-7222

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Youth Empowerment Project Leadership Training in Sept. (x-posted) [27 Aug 2005|10:12pm]

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The Youth Empowerment Project is holding its annual Team Leadership Training for this year. There are twenty five spots available for those between the ages of 14 and 24 that wish to join the group and can commit to 10 hours of volunteer services a month.   Check below this cut for more information on the training and how to sign up. 

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[07 Aug 2005|03:26pm]


i'm moving to west virginia within this month, but i'll be spending a lot of time in pittsburgh because i'm only an hour and a half away.

i've never been to pittsburgh, or pennsylvania for that matter, but that doesn't stop me, does it?
i have no friends though, so i'm looking for some. maybe someone to show me around? take me to some yummy veggie place? ruin my clothes? steal my car? beat me with a stick?!

i'm really into music. i like most of it except for country. ani difranco seems to be ruling my stereo at the moment, before that it was a lot of early 90's music like smashing pumpkins, hole, pearl jam. now it's dyke music. whatever.

i usually classify myself as a vegetarian, feminist, queer bitch. add on to that badass, punk rock, tattooed, sexpot. with a hunger for life, a love for people and a flair for all things amazing.
like target. and hookers.

i'm 20. tall. fair skinned, dark haired, and hot. and fat.
i dress androgynously because i don't like to specifically gender classify, i will wear a dress, i will wear a suit. i come from a place where there are so many lesbians that they can afford to fight with eachother, form cliques, rebel and demand things instead of cling to eachother because there aren't a lot around.
i don't know anything about pennsylvania.
if there's a good scene, so be it.
if not, i'll live.
none of this stops me.

add me, call me, email. i love friends.
i sound extremely excited and crazy, but i'm actually super mellow.
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Hi... [20 Jul 2005|12:52pm]

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Name: Amber
Age: 20
Looks: 5'3, 120 lbs., w/ sleeve tattoo on left arm, piercings here and there, medium-long blonde and brunette dreads, very Ani Difranco looking though looking like her is not my goal at all.

I'm a sorta shy, sorta eccentric 20 year old lesbian looking for friends, parties, places to crash, and possibly hook ups, I mean, why the hell not? I'm somewhat nubile to the dyke game yet quite experienced when it comes to doing the nasty. I'm originally from South NJ but am in Philly so frequently that I might as well live there and it's surprising I don't have many friends in the city. So if you're bored, want to expand your circle of friends, or want to try something new -- IM me at 'capitalsmack' or comment here.

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harrisburg pride [29 Jun 2005|05:02pm]

who's all going?
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promo fo this community... [26 Jun 2005|07:15pm]

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Ask for the code pleas for some reason it's not working for me:(
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SEX! (x-posted) [23 Jun 2005|02:28am]

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.....now that I have your attention:)

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Like talking to people? Want to make new friends?

Join the Youth Empowerment Project Volunteer Corp!

The YEP Volunteer Corp training is this Saturday June 25 at 3pm at Persad Center. Training is 3 hours long.
We will talk about Safer SEX, HIV prevention, relationships and more!

Refreshments and safer SEX goodies provided!

Pre-registration is required. Please call 412-441-9786 x214 or email lsickler@persadcenter.org and leave your name, email and phone number.

Take Care!

Lyndsey Sickler
Youth Empowerment Project
412-441-9786 x 214

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[22 Jun 2005|04:18pm]

(Chicago, Illinois) There is good news and bad news in a new poll on same-sex marriage in Illinois. The poll shows that although a majority of voters would reject a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage most people continue to oppose weddings for gay and lesbian couples.

By a 67% margin Illinois voters oppose amending the Illinois Constitution to ban gay marriage, and by a 70% margin Illinois voters oppose amending the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. Opposition against both measures ran across every region of the state, every age group and amongst Democrats, Independents and Republicans.

The poll was commissioned by Equality Illinois, the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization and represents the most comprehensive survey ever conducted among Illinois voters on issues toward gays and lesbians.

Although there is no proposed amendment on the immediate horizon in Illinois the organization said it wanted to gauge public opinion.

When asked their views on allowing gay men and women to get married, 38% of voters support gay marriage while 49% oppose gay marriage. But when asked if they support or oppose granting civil unions to gay and lesbian couples, 53% said they would support civil unions while 36% were opposed.

The survey asked voters whether they support or oppose granting gay and lesbian couples a series of six different rights with hospital visitation rights having 77% support among voters. Poll respondents also said they would support gay families in the areas of pensions and inheritance rights and adoption.

Despite the objection to full marriage rights Equality Illinois President Mike McHale was encouraging.

"On issue after issue, Illinois voters are making clear that they will not stand for bigotry and intolerance against their gay and lesbian neighbors in this state. And they certainly are not willing to write discrimination into their constitutions." said McHale.

"Illinois voters want their gay and lesbian neighbors to be given the same rights as heterosexual relationships whether that be hospital visitation rights, insurance rights, inheritance rights, or adoption rights. The debate among voters is not if to extend those civil rights, but how."

The survey was conducted the Glengariff Group, Inc. of Chicago and has a margin of error of +/-4.0%.

©365Gay.com 2005
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[21 Jun 2005|09:45pm]

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[28 May 2005|05:09pm]

Hey..i'm new to this community. I'm Jessicka, 18, from Myerstown (moving to Lebanon soon.)
I'm kind of a girly girl. I love photography, art, and theatre (drama.)
I'm pretty deep. I like creative writing. Love music. The bands I listen to are pretty diverse. I'll listen to anything almost. Except country, not really a big fan of that.
Message me any time to chat..
aim: starnostar888
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Three Rivers Pride Fest-Pittsburgh (x0posted) [28 May 2005|01:59pm]

except in the papers I havent really heard a lot of people talking about it so Im curious...

Three Rivers Pride Fest...(June 18th, North Shore)
is anyone here planning on going? why or why not( if you feel like elaborating)
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[05 May 2005|09:57am]

Aerin Tedesco and Andrea Bunch are playing tonight at Modern Formations!

Come out, enjoy a great show, and support our queer sisters!!!
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Take Back the Night, 6 pm, Old Main, Wednesday, April 13th [12 Apr 2005|09:28pm]

[ mood | determined ]

this is tonight:



join me @ 6 pm, Old Main, Wednesday, April 13th.

even if you can't stay the whole time, come for a bit to show your support. if you are a woman, have female friends, have a mother, sister, or grandmother, you should be there. if you are a man and have been assaulted by another man, you should come. if you're one of the privileged minority that has never had to think about rape or sexual assault because it hasn't happened to you, show up. if you think you don't know anyone who was been victimized, come for a reality check... male supporters are sincerely appreciated.

"...But co-directors Katie Stanton and Addie
Dunn are aiming to cast a wider net of social
awareness these days, redefining their
feminism as a broader humanism that
addresses a wide array of inequalities. Dunn
notes that a lot of Womyn’s Concerns’ 15
members are active in other student groups
around campus.
Womyn’s Concerns also heralds its own
causes like Take Back the Night, scheduled
April 13, which is a rally against sexual
assault and a march around the campus and
community to various stops where rape
victims talk about their experiences."


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L Word Parties 4/3/05 Sapphic Seduction 4/14/05 [25 Mar 2005|02:10am]

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check it out if you can!

LAZLO Productions presents:


STARTING Sunday April 3 @ Club Hot
(941 Liberty Avenue, second floor- above the Liberty Avenue Saloon.)

Doors open at 8pm

Catch up on last weeks episode from 9pm-10pm
Current Episode Starts at 10pm!

$3.00 Long Island Ice Teas
$1.00 draft Beer
The ever elusive $6.00 Oh'tini special-
( its a martini OoOOoh style:) )

Come join us for the rest of the season!
(L Word Marathon after the end of the season-more info to be announced)

Door: FREE!!!
Raffle tickets for prizes! 50/50!

This event is 21+ only, proper ID required.

LAZLO Productions presents:

Thursday April 14, 2005
PIttsburgh's First Ever

Sapphic SEDUCTION Party
being held at Club Hot(www.clubhotpittsburgh.com)
Door: $3.00

Come dance the night away!
There's a little something for everyone at Sapphic SEDUCTION!

$3.00 Long Island Ice Teas
$1.00 drafts
The ever elusive $6.00 Oh'tini special-
( its a martini OoOOoh style:) )
& more!

Event Co-sponsor & Vendor
Girls Night In
Pittsburgh's #1 place to get those 'special' supplies

Hope to see you there!

LAZLO Productions

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LAZLO productions (x-posted) [14 Mar 2005|01:07am]

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[10 Jan 2005|10:08pm]

Hey Ladies! My name is Juliana. I am seventeen, extremely queer, I live in the Leigh Valley and always looking for friends. Anyone gonna be at any of the shows? I will be at the New Hope One

AIM: Strayfromthenorm

For All You East Coast Queers:
Bitch's Upcoming Shows:

Philadelphia, PA
The Rotunda Community Center
4014 Walnut Street
$10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of

5:00 p.m. - Guest Speakers 5:30 p.m. - Rock and Shop
6:30 p.m. - Community Potluck 7:00 p.m. - SHOW

Featuring Bitch (NYC), Sini Anderson (San Francisco),
Athens Boys Choir (Georgia), Pamela Means (Boston)
and more!

New Hope, PA
Thursday, 2/10/2005
John and Peters
96 South Main Street
Phone: 215-862-5981

Cambridge, MA
Friday, 2/11/2005
Club Passim
26 Church Street Ste. 300
Tickets: $14, $12 for members
Age Limit: all ages
with James O'Brien opening
Phone: 617-492-7679

New Haven, CT
Saturday, February 12
Check website soon for complete details!
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