Ledcat aka Laura is a 49 year old lesbian who started blogging when her partner launched this site.
Ledcat is the nickname Sue invented to protect Laura’s identity in the early days of blogging. It is an amalgam of her initials and cat, something Ledcat used back in the days when AOL required a user name. It was only a matter of months before people in the community began calling her Ledcat instead of Laura – as in “Hi, Sue. Where’s Ledcat? I hope she’s coming, too!” (Ahem)
Laura is new to the world of blogging as activism although she has been active in the Pittsburgh LGBT community for many years. She has a law degree from West Virginia College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
She currently resides in Manchester on the North Side of Pittsburgh with her partner Sue and various cats and dogs.
She loves music and reading.
One Saturday night in February was bitter cold and snowing (sort of). So to warm up body and spirit, I took my fourteen year old niece with me to see King Princess. Although my niece is a self-proclaimed metal rocker, and King Princess is as far away from that genre as you can get, she […]
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh brings Jesus Christ Superstar to the Benedum through January 5, 2020. Tickets start at $33. This review is part of our series of ‘regular people reviews’ exploring cultural events and performances throughout the region. Ledcat and Sarah crafted this review. ~ Sue New Year’s Eve, full of tradition and superstition […]
Music, beautiful music, is vital to our society. The Highmark Holiday Pops are back for 2019 through December 22 at Heinz Hall. Tickets start at $22. Deck the halls with boughs of holly – and all of your favorite holiday music! Bring the whole family to experience Pittsburgh’s holiday tradition with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, […]
We sent Ledcat to review the Damien Jurado performance with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Sue I have listened to Damien Jurado on WYEP for years, but did not own any of his records and had never seen him in concert. I knew his music from the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country and knew it […]
What’s really on my mind and on Amy’s mind is that we have to remain active in the political process, keep our eyes and ears open seek out any sources of information or education we can get to stay on top of what’s happening. If they had it their way behind closed doors they would just push through all this legislation and hate and roll us back and its intolerable and it can’t be done, so that’s my that’s what’s on our minds as far as our activism and staying vigilant these days in particularly with regards to the queer movement,
Note: Ledcat stepped in to present lil burghers with their award after a little mishap with the original assignment. but if anyone understands last-minute changes at bat, it is the blogger with four kids including infant twins ~ Sue I’ve been watching preparation for the ‘Best of the Burghosphere’ from the sidelines for a few […]
On Tuesday July 7, 2015, I attended a “religious liberty” seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. I did this for two reasons. One to get continuing legal education credits to maintain my law license. Two to see what the religious (right-wing) folks were up to. This seminar was planned before the United States Supreme […]
I have been a long time subscriber to the Post Gazette. Every few months I dutifully send my hard earned money to a paper I presume will not fall into the same trap of mindless hatred as some of the other fine papers in this region. After reading Ms. Graham’s article, I realized that I was wrong. […]
A couple of weeks ago I received a package from clothing company HauteButch. The package contained a gorgeous white shirt with gold and blue paisley trim and a blue, gray and white striped bow tie. HauteButch provides fitted menswear styled clothing for butch, stud, boi and tomboi women.Since I self identify as a “soft butch” and […]
Yesterday I bundled up and attended a rally for two women who self-described themselves as studs, and who were allegedly assaulted inside a South Side bar. The crowd that turned out was diverse, which is a good thing. I’m not naive to think that there still isn’t some separation between the black LGBT community and the white […]