Ledcat and PreciousLedcat 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.

Interview with Emily Saliers of ‘The Indigo Girls’ About Their Upcoming Pittsburgh Show

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,

Best of the Burghosphere: ‘lil Burghers is the Blog Most Likely to Practice What They Preach

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 […]

Religious Liberty – How Gays Became Bullies

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 […]

Letter to the Editor Regarding Jennifer Graham from Ledcat

Letter To The Editor Pittsburgh

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. […]

HauteButch Styling

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 […]

LGBT Rally

LGBT Rally

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 […]

Women in combat

Women in combat

Today Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, announced that women were now going to be eligible (albeit gradually) for combat positions in the United States military. This opens a wider variety of positions that can offer women better wages, benefits and skills. This decision is monumental because women, in most instances, can now be treated as […]