Culture Archive

Wandering Around Port Charles and Salem

Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit. GO! One of the things about living in a nation with disjointed equality is that traveling take a lot more energy and planning. I don’t really want to spend my money in a state that thinks I’m second class (yet, ironically, I live
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Review: The Fosters from ABC Family

May be spoilerish. You’ve been warned. I’ve been hearing many good things about this show from my friend Dana at Mombian. The story focuses on a lesbian couple that happens to be biracial, Stef and Lena, who are raising a blended family. Their children include Stef’s biological son from her first marriage, Brandon, as well
Category: Culture

Nothing Lasts Forever Not Even Bucket Lists

Have you made your bucket list? Now’s the time — write about the things you want to do and see before you become dust in the wind. When I hear this song, I don’t think of bucket lists. Bucket lists are sort of a middle and upper middle class concept, grounded in the idea that
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A Queer Saturday Night in Pittsburgh

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday night? Short answer – with Ledcat. We have a flexible agreement that Saturday night is “date night” – we might spend the day in angst or mandatory activity, but barring illness or unavoidable commitment – we try to do something fun on Saturday nights. But having
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Honey, I’m Still Free

What’s the biggest chance you ever took? Did it work out? Do tell! The biggest chance I ever took was when I dropped out of graduate school and moved to Kentucky with one car load of possessions to work as a “lay missioner” for the Glenmary Sisters (an order of Catholic nuns.) It was a
Category: Activism

Ice Cream Sunday

What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory. When Laura and I first began to date (in 2003), we discovered a mutual fondness for ice cream and for the activity of visiting an ice cream spot – there are dozens in Pittsburgh. I grew up going to
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16 Things About Me At 16

Tell us all about the person you were at sixteen.  I turned 16 in October 1986, my junior year in high school. My father taught me to drive and purchased a second vehicle so I could take my mother places. The deal was that I could use it as much as I wanted as long
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Ever Wish You Had a Fashionista Godmother?

Tell us all about your best confidence outfit. Don’t leave out the shoes or the perfect accessories. My life has changed so much over the past few years that this seemingly innocuous question gives me great pause. I’ve regained all the weight I lost when I was critically ill. I work from home so I
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