Culture Archive

Joe Stevens: Queer Culture, Female Roots and Making Music as a Trans Man

Ticket GIVEAWAY – at the bottom of the post Joe Stevens has been making music for quite a while, first as part of beloved duo “Coyote Grace” and now on his own. He is coming to Pittsburgh on Thursday, September 25 to perform at Cattivo with Great Caesar and Night Lights. Tickets are $10 and
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Will You Be At Opening Night of the Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival?

We are one month away from the opening night of the 29th International Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival also known as ReelQ. I’ll be sharing some previews of the films scheduled for this year and once again, sponsoring a film. The opening night film is pretty impressive. It is called Blackbird and this is the Pennsylvania
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Kate Clinton’s Lesbian Glasses Redux

Don’t forget to head out to Garfield Friday evening from 6-11 for my debut as an artist. No, really. It is part of the ArtisticVisionPgh silent auction to benefit Healthy Artists, Bloomfield Garfield Corporation and Most Wanted Fine Art. The event is free. In addition to lovely libations from Rock Bottom Brewery, you also get
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Did Highmark, Caring Place Intentionally Schedule Competing Movie Against ReelQ Film Festival?

  A weekly feature on the GLCC blog highlights an important fact about LGBTQ Pgh – there are many, many “things to do” nearly every day, sometimes to the point of being overwhelmed by choices. This is a far cry from even ten years ago when a handful of monthly events were pretty much it
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Melissa Ferrick Talks Pittsburgh, MichFest and More

Singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick will perform Saturday night at Club Cafe on Pittsburgh’s South Side.¬†She has a new album out – The Truth Is - her 17th release in a 20 year a career. I was introduced to Ferrick in the early 2000′s by a friend who scoffed at my fondness for Melissa Etheridge and told
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‘Transparent’ Debuts on Amazon, Explores Later In Life Transitioning

This weekend, I watched the first episode of ‘‘Transparent’ on Amazon – a new webseries focusing on the later in life transition of Moira (born Mort) and the impact on her three adult children, ex-wife and their assorted family and friends. Moira is portrayed by cisgender, heterosexual actor Jeffrey Tambor, well known for his roles
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Why Does Coffee-Mate Think We All Have an Inner Latino?

Apparently, Coffee-Mate (and parent company Nestle) haven’t been paying attention to any discussion around cultural appropriate and stereotyping. I opened my email today to find a coupon for two flavored creamers, Dulce de Leche and Mexican Chocolate. The tagline, however, took me aback. “Indulge your inner Latino through Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond” It is
Category: Activism

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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