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Rep Dan Frankel Statement on Delta and Pridefest

Trish Mifflin did a great job summing up the situation about the Delta Foundation. I have been reaching out for some statements. State Representative Dan Frankel has been a member of the Delta Foundation Advisory Board for several years. I asked him to comment on this matter. His formal statement is I don’t speak for
Category: Activism

Fat Is a Feminist Issue: Concert Tee Shirts

This first appeared on the feminist blog, Shakesville, as a guest post. [Content Note: Sizism.] I’m not a big fan of live music so my collection of concert shirts is pretty limited. My partner, Ledcat, on the other hand loves both—she has a closet filled with shirts and an impressive collection of ticket stubs. The
Category: Culture

Barbra Streisand Might Want You To Read This Blog Post

This was a very exciting opportunity – the chance to interview Tom Lenk. Yes, he’s the gay guy from Buffy who grew up to bring Barbra Streisand to Pittsburgh. Read on for details on the performance and some Q&A with Tom himself. Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 40th anniversary Season of Legends concludes with the Pittsburgh premiere
Category: Culture

UPDATED: London Chanel, 21, Eighth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 2015

Very sad news from close to home in Philadelphia – 21-year-old London Chanel was murdered early Monday morning and then promptly misgendered in the reporting. Fortunately, her friends weighed in quickly and the media updated their reporting. How sad that’s part of the ritual of mourning our trans sisters – fact checking the media. A
Category: Activism

Happy Birthday Ledcat

Today marks the birthday of the best person in the world – Laura Ellen Dunhoff aka Ledcat. We are off having adventures and enjoying the gift of being together so no blogging today.  
Category: Family

Unofficial Calendar of LGBTQ Pride Events in Pittsburgh

I was pretty disgusted when I read that Iggy Azalea will be headlining Pride in The Streets, but not particularly surprised. Rather than recreate the wheel of all the reasons why you should be disgusted, I opted to focus on something else – the lack of information about the many *other* interesting things happening to
Category: Activism

Win Two Passes to See Renaissance City Choir Perform for Washington County GSA

The Renaissance City Choirs of Pittsburgh will present a show to benefit the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. This third-annual event will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at Washington & Jefferson College’s Olin Fine Arts Center, 285 E. Wheeling Street, Washington, PA  15301. Reception with the performers will follow the
Category: Activism

UPDATED: Free Summer Things To Do In Pgh 2015 Edition

Time for the annual round-up of free (or low-cost) things to do in Pittsburgh this summer. This is by no means comprehensive, just a sample of things we like to do or things that we’ve heard about from friends.   NEW this summer is Art City USA which is a pop-up, city-sized public arts festival
Category: Culture