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A Vigil for Andre Gray

    I stood in an empty lot, my bag resting on the park bench as I adjusted the hood of my sweatshirt. A few minutes earlier, I was eating dinner across the street.  Then the media outlets called and told me if someone wasn’t available to interview instantly, they would kill the story. Kill
Category: Activism

Flashback 2012: Pgh Pirates Release #ItGetsBetter Video Supporting #LGBTQA Youth

“We speak for the entire Pirates organization when we say there is no room in society for hatred and bullying. “ ~ Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates The anti-gay sentiments coming to light among young people (and their parents) in Washington County makes me think it is time to revisit 2012. That’s the year the Pittsburgh
Category: Activism

#TakeTheHighRoad – Support LGBTQA Students at McGuffey

Students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania experienced backlash to their ‘Day of Silence’ – a group of classmates organized their own “Anti-Gay” day creating an atmosphere of fear and discomfort for LGBTQA students and allies. One tactic of the students was to wear flannel shirts and ink the phrase “anti-gay” as
Category: Activism

Pgh Lesbian Blog Voted Favorite GLBT Media, Favorite GLBT Social Media

We are honored to learn that we’ve been voted as the winner in two categories of the reader’s choice awards: Favorite GLBT Media Source (the blog) and Favorite GLBT Social Media Source (Sue Kerr.) Sue was also named 2nd Runner Up in multiple categories including Lesbian of the Year, GLBT Person of the Year and
Category: Activism

Enter now for your chance to win a digital copy of Love Somebody from Reba!

LOVE SOMEBODY the new album from the “Queen of Country” REBA Featuring the hit single “Going Out Like That” plus “Enough,” a new duet with Jennifer Nettles Available Now: http://smarturl.it/rmlovesomebody LOVE SOMEBODY TRACKLISTING: 1. “Going Out Like That” 2. “Enough” featuring Jennifer Nettles 3. “She Got Drunk Last Night” 4. “Livin’ Ain’t Killed Me Yet”
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Being Seen While Creating Art for Change!

Here’s a cute anecdote. Way back in 2004, Ledcat and I attended a gala event for the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force thanks to complimentary tickets. We don’t normally attend gala anything because they are way out of our budget range. So we toodled down to the O’Reilly Theater and were mingling with the fine folks
Category: Activism

Washington County High School Students Stage ‘Anti-Gay’ Protests

Students in a Washington County school are attempting to harass and intimidate their LGBTQ peers with what seems to be a coordinated “anti-gay” activities, including wearing coordinated clothing and targeting the lockers of LGBTQ students. A group of students allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt
Category: Activism

The Advice I Wish Someone Had Offered

9:45 PM on a Friday night is a good time to post something that is really more for me than anyone else. I’ve had a lot of writer’s block this week – more like a stranglehold on my throat that prevents words from leaving my body in any form. I can think, but I cannot
Category: NaBloPoMo