Pittsburgh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors. Council President Bruce Kraus, a co-introducer of the legislation and the city's first openly gay elected official, has called the practice "soul murder." The bill bars all mental health professionals within city limits from engaging “in sexual orientation or gender identity or expression conversion efforts with a minor." Mayor Bill Peduto plans to sign the bill.
Three months ago today, Uber's "most loyal customers" got the golden ticket in their inboxes — an invite to the company's self-driving car pilot program. Since then, there are more riders and more self-driving cars, but also fender benders and questions about the autonomous vehicles in the snow. Here's a look back.
And speaking of Uber, PennDOT had an online forum this week to discuss policy recommendations around testing of self-driving cars like Uber already does in Pittsburgh. Safety is No. 1, the department leaders stressed. And perspective, too — because this autonomous car thing won't happen overnight.
|What||Learn to make a bottle opener with reclaimed wood and rustic hardware. Then add a design and impress your friends with the finished product. All supplies are provided, and its 21+.|
|Where||Crafthouse Stage & Grill at 5024 Curry Rd. (Castle Shannon)|
|When||December 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
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Want to talk about adding bike lanes Downtown IRL rather than in your favorite newspaper comments section? Tonight, the city is hosting a meeting on the addition of lanes Downtown that would connect the Great Allegheny Passage to Point State Park, the trail's end. The meeting starts at six.
Well, if you happen to be part of a tech startup — that money could be all yours, thanks to AlphaLab Gear's National Hardware Cup. New to the third competition: Worldwide entrants are welcome. “There are a number of hardware startups around the globe that are looking to set up headquarters in the U.S. in order to better serve the U.S. market. We’d love for those headquarters to be in Pittsburgh," AlphaLab Gear program manager Christopher Millard told NextPittsburgh.