Monday Candlelight Vigil for Dakota James; Second Man David Carter Also Missing

Vigil for Dakota James

If you are able to be present for Dakota’s family at this Monday evening vigil, please do so. I also ask that you keep your thoughts on another local man missing since January 18, 2017. His name is David Carter. He was last seen at the Homestead Grays Bridge around 4:30 PM and it is […]

JoJo Striker is Third Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 2017

JoJo Striker

She was 23 years old, a black trans woman and her body was discovered in an abandoned garage on February 8 in her hometown of Toledo. It took over a week for her death and true identity to be brough to light because of the trifecta of reporting on this epidemic – misgendering, dead naming […]

Honored to Receive Ten Nominations in the Readers Choice Awards 2017

Reader's Choice Awards

We are honored to be semi-finalists in the Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter Reader’s Choice Awards 2017. You can cast your vote through March 15, 2017 in this round. There are many, many awesome nominations and I’m excited to see some new names in many of the categories. We received ten nominations and we are very […]

#AMPLIFY To Create Rally Kit for LGBTQ Community To Borrow

#AMPLIFY To Create Rally Kit for LGBTQ Community To Borrow

It began with a Facebook message around 9 pm the other night.  A member of our community reached out to me because her high school aged son was helping to organize a student-led rally. The next morning at 7:30 AM. She wondered if I had or knew of someone who had a bullhorn for the […]

More Info in Search for Missing Gay Man in Pittsburgh #FindDakotaJames

Dakota James Missing Person

As we’ve shared, a 23-year-old gay man named Dakota James has been missing for several weeks. His extended family have poured into town, searching tirelessly and drawing other people into their efforts. A reward of $10,000 is offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Dakota. New information has come to light from video footage, […]

How Pittsburgh Men Warn & Explain Women, And How We Persist

Here’s what I see from this perch somewhere between progressive and the queer left – men seem to consistently believe they know what is best for women. Men also seem intent on denying this reality as a false perception by women who talk about the topic. Case in point, rather cases in point. Mitch McConnell […]

Abortion Counterprotest in Pittsburgh Needs to Listen to Women

This is what what my friend Jodi Hirsh calls ‘the ultimate mansplain.’  I am reposting my own comments from Facebook with regard to the intent of a group of self-identified Socialists to organize a counterprotest in support of abortion rights, but IN SPITE of the wishes and experiences of Planned Parenthood, clinic escorts, patients and […]

$10,000 Reward Offered To Find Missing Gay Pittsburgh Man #DakotaJames

Dakota James Missing Person

The family of Dakota James have been crisscrossing the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh every day, all day in hopes of finding someone who has a clue to their son’s disappearance. 23-year-old Dakota, a Northside resident and Duquesne University grad students, has been missing since January. Dakota also happens to be a member of the LGBTQ […]

#PghWaterCrisis – How You Can Help East End Neighbors (& Where To Donate Water)

As you may have heard by now, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has issued a ‘water boil advisory’ for 100,000 residents in eastern Pittsburgh neighborhoods in response to a concern about giardia contamination. Read more here.  The advisory is expected to last at least 3 days while PWSA addresses the problem. This boil advisory […]

Small Update in Search for #DakotaJames in Pittsburgh #MissingPerson

Dakota James Missing Person

As we reported earlier, 23 year old Dakota Leo James has been missing for nearly a week from Pittsburgh. A Maryland native, Dakota now lives on the Northside of Pittsburgh where he works fulltime for JB Hunt and attends grad school at Duquesne University. This morning, Dakota’s mother Pamela James shared this update on Facebook […]