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Pittsburgh Dad Makes First Reference to Gay Neighbors

I like Pittsburgh Dad. He rings true to me – this strange amalgam of adult men in my family and my friend’s fathers. Yep, he’s corny. Yep, he’s sometimes tries too hard. Yep, he’s a little too loose and easy with the insults of others. That’s what I mean – he sounds real to me.
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Post-Gazette Ignores Trans Community When It Comes To Discrimination

When I saw the headline “Jurassic Legislature: As gays marry, lawmakers won’t protect their rights” I cringed. I thought to myself as I opened the link “please let them get it right, please let them get it right.” BOOM. They got it so very wrong. The poor performance of the state Legislature has a number
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#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Jason Sauer

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. This post profiles Jason Sauer, co-owner of Most Wanted Fine Art.    Name: Jason Sauer Website: www.mostwantedfineart.com Twitter: @Mostwanted5015  How old were you when you first had to wear glasses?  I was in 6th grade and
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Top Ten Brad Takei Moments in the “To Be Takei” Documentary

Includes Spoilers! Laura and I met the Takeis several years ago at a function at ToonSeum in the Cultural District. It was a very heady moment when George Takei stopped at the registration table and said “George and Brad Takei are here” then thrust out his wrist for his paper bracelet. One of the perks
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#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Sam Thorp

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Today, we talk with Sam Thorp. Sam is a familiar face to our readers – we shared their story as part of another series, LGBTQ&A in 2013. Name: Sam ThorpWebsite: graphicanatomy.comTwitter: @samth0rHow old were you when you
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Video of Young Man Coming Out To Family Who Promptly Assault and Curse Him

When Daniel, a 20-year-old young man in Georgia, came out to his family he captured it on his phone. In a truly horrifying twist, he ended being assaulted by his Stepmother while his Grandmother cheered her on. They used the Bible to justify every insult, every smack, every putdown. Warning. This is really hard to
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#ArtisticVisionPgh QnA with Nina Sauer

This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored by Most Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. This post focuses on Nina Sauer who is organizing, producing and curating the show. Name: Nina Gibbs Website: www.mostwantedfineart.com Twitter: @mostwantedart Did you grow up with any siblings, friends or schoolmates who wore glasses? Was
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Equality PA Development Director Faces Fraud Charges

It is disappointing to read that the new Development Director of Equality PA, John Campbell, has been charged with two counts of fraud. Campbell allegedly stole more than $8,400 from a charity to pay for his personal medical and college expenses while he served as Executive Director of the Historic Harrisburg Association.  Campbell is on
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