As a Lesbian, Shelly Values Her Ties To Rural Indiana County #AMPLIFY

Name: ShellyAge: 33County of Residence:  Indiana, previously ButlerPreferred Pronouns: She, her...more

Dani Janae, 23, Identifies as a Black Femme Lesbian Poet & Trauma Survivor #AMPLIFY

Name: Dani JanaeAge: 23County of Residence:  Allegheny, attended college in Crawford CountyPreferred Pronouns: she/her...more

Don't Take Away Domestic Partner Benefits in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County in Southwestern Pennsylvania has announced plans to eliminate domestic partner benefits for employees, effective July 31, 2014. Same sex couples who receive benefits have until that date to legally marry or lose their benefits. Pennsylvania is the only marriage equality state that does not have statewide non-discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression....more

Hot Disability Issues

A hot issue currently is an employee’s ability to keep their job when they have to take time off due to an illness or disability and the duty of an employer to accommodate them while maintaining a productive workplace. Although the Americans with Disability Act (“Act”) has been in effect for some years, its provisions became muddled and diminished through various court decisions....more

Rights Of Employees In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the states which adheres to the “employee at-will” doctrine. This means that employees can be terminated for nearly any reason, but it also means that employees can leave their employment for almost any reason.  Most employees are not impressed when they learn that they can leave their jobs for any reason, as most of them want to keep them....more

Unemployment Compensation Is Not An Automatic Entitlement

Many potential clients who contact me assume that anyone who leaves a job for any reason is automatically entitled to receive unemployment compensation benefits. That is far from reality.  Unemployment compensation benefits are administered by each state, and the state in which one has worked, rather than the state in which one lives, makes a determination of entitlement to benefits, based on that state’s laws....more

The State of LGBT Equality Legislation in Pennsylvania

Crossposted from Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents ...I grabbed this snippet summary from HRC:...more

Would you steal away in a truck if....

Lately since the weather's changed, even before that when the snow was piling up on the ground, I'd get to work, well start driving, see the interstate and wanted to get ahold of the wheel, make my move and I wanted more. I wanted to be ANYWHERE but here. The other day I saw exactly this pick-up (inset, or down below) and I wanted to take off and really what would it take? Watching Thelma and Louise helped but it also didn't because I looked all around my closet for the cowboy boots I couldn't find to mix with desert, dust, and daring....more

Bucks County Wine Trail: A Week of Wine, Starting With Tomasello Winery

The weekend before Thanksgiving my friend Janet and I decided we wanted to go on a random adventure - get in the car and drive somewhere with a slight idea of where we were wanted to end up, but no specific plan in place. Since I follow, and always see tweets from, the New Hope Winery, in New Hope, Pa. we figured let's make that our goal, and see what else is in the area. ...more

Our Comfortable Connection: The Information You Post Online Could Be Used Against You

Minnesota Snow Storm On Saturday morning, we awoke to a snow storm; our first snow of the season. This is not an unexpected event in Minnesota....more