Culture Archive

K.S. Kennedy Moves Like Jagger

What started as a fun little flower order took on a life of its own this weekend when local florist K.S. Kennedy Floral arranged flowers for the Rolling Stones visit to Pittsburgh. It started with a phone call asking about a delivery on the Northside for Saturday afternoon. Owner Kerry Kennedy is based on the
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Comedian Gloria Bigelow Returns Home For Her First Pittsburgh Show

I first learned about Gloria Bigelow from a July 2013 interview in the Pittsburgh New Courier. I was intrigued that this talented queer woman of color was making people laugh around the nation and had not performed in Pittsburgh. We became Facebook friends. So I was thrilled to learn that she’s coming to Pittsburgh –
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All in a day’s work!

Last week, I wrote about a Post-Gazette reporter who wanted to talk to me about Caitlyn Jenner. On Friday, she called me to say there was a misunderstanding, and the Post-Gazette does not have a “real names” policy regarding transgender people. They could have quoted me using my pen name, she said, and she apologized for
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Graham crackers

It seems like the Post-Gazette’s Jennifer Graham, winner of this week’s “Best Turd in a Punchbowl” award, is new to Pittsburgh. Her magnum derpus about Caitlyn Jenner is only her second column for One of America’s Best Potato-Peelings Catchers, according to Davyoe of “2 Political Junkies.” I did look at Jennifer “Quietest of Voices” Graham’s
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Meanwhile, at Pittsburgh’s ‘liberal’ paper

On Tuesday, I was emailed by a reporter at the Post-Gazette who wanted to ask my take on Caitlyn Jenner’s transition. I replied, that’s fine, I’m happy to help, but you have to understand that “Trish” is a pen name, not my legal name. Oh, the reporter responded, my editor says we’ll need to use
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Fat Is a Feminist Issue: Concert Tee Shirts

This first appeared on the feminist blog, Shakesville, as a guest post. [Content Note: Sizism.] I’m not a big fan of live music so my collection of concert shirts is pretty limited. My partner, Ledcat, on the other hand loves both—she has a closet filled with shirts and an impressive collection of ticket stubs. The
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Barbra Streisand Might Want You To Read This Blog Post

This was a very exciting opportunity – the chance to interview Tom Lenk. Yes, he’s the gay guy from Buffy who grew up to bring Barbra Streisand to Pittsburgh. Read on for details on the performance and some Q&A with Tom himself. Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 40th anniversary Season of Legends concludes with the Pittsburgh premiere
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It’s way past time to talk about Delta

(Opinions expressed in this article are mine, and not those of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents or any other organization.) I have to admit to feeling some ill-concealed glee that, finally, the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is eating some public crow. Schadenfreude, I think the Germans call it. I think there’s been a kind of “code of
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