Culture Archive

#ReelQ30 Preview ‘Margarita With a Straw’

Margarita With a Straw Saturday October 10, 6:30 PM at the Harris Theater This lovely movie deftly explores intersectionality. I can’t recall many films that specifically introduce sexual storylines for persons with disabilities. Especially queer people with disabilities. Especially queer people of color with disabilities. Kalki Koechlin portrays Laila, a talented composer who refuses to
Category: Bisexual

#REELQ30 Preview: All About Evil from Writer/Director Peaches Christ

This movie screens in advance of the ReelQ Film Festival. It looks terrific. Reel Q is proud to present our 30th Anniversary fundraiser, featuring legendary SF filmmaker and host: Peaches Christ! Join us October 8, 2015 for an unforgettable evening of special performances by Peaches Christ, Vinsantos, Janet Granite and Bambi Deerest followed by a
Category: Culture

Movie Review: Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List is a Terrible Will & Grace Retread

Note – this is not part of the ReelQ Film Festival, but I promised I would review it so here you go. This was one of the worst LGBTQ flicks I’ve seen in recent years. Maybe I’m just too middle-aged, but this ho hum coming of age tale plays out like a fanfic backstory to
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Introducing Darlene Love #Giveaway

Enter to win Introducing Darlene Love! the first new album in decades from the legendary vocalist DARLENE LOVE Featuring the Elvis Costello-penned single “Forbidden Nights” and other tracks written by Bruce Springsteen, Linda Perry, Joan Jett, Stevie Van Zandt & more! Available NOW:   ENTER TO WIN You must be
Category: Culture

#ReelQ30 Preview: S&M Sally

S&M Sally Saturday October 10, 4 PM at The Harris Theater S&M Sally is the third of a series of sorts following lesbians Jamie & Jill as singletons and, in this third installment, as a couple of one solid year. It is a comedy that delves into the BDSM world with all the of the
Category: Culture

#ReelQ30 Kicks Off With ‘Out To Win’ Documentary

This year marks 30 years of LGBTQ Film Festivals in Pittsburgh and the Reel Q Film Festival has a wonderful lineup to celebrate. On a very interesting note, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the sponsors of the opening night events. I think the focus on sports comes at a very important time for Pittsburgh
Category: Culture

Mario Identifies As Queer Rustbelt Genderfluid Artist #AMPLIFY

I met Mario through Most Wanted Fine Art where we are both Artists in Residence this year. They are planning to participate in the AMPLIFY project when we move into our videography phase in 2016, but I was very pleased that they agreed to submit a Q&A response as well. I hope you’ll find it
Category: AMPLIFY

Mini-Break in Erie, PA

When was the last time you felt truly rejuvenated and energized? What made you feel that way? In late August, the AMPLIFY project took us to Erie County for the weekend – we were there to celebrate Erie Pridefest and enjoy a mini-break of sorts. I had never actually been to Erie proper, just driven
Category: Culture

Review of the Movie ‘Tangerine’

Last week, Ledcat and I decided to catch the indie-film ‘Tangerine’ at The Harris Theater. The film follows two trans women during the course of one Christmas Day in Los Angeles. Alexandra and Sin-Dee are best friends with aspirations, hopes and lots of street smarts. Sin-Dee is on a quest to track down her erstwhile
Category: Culture

Talking Social Media At Podcamp With Tara Sherry-Torres

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at Podcamp Pittsburgh X with Tara Sherry-Torres of Cafe Con Leche. Our conversation focused on how we use social media to engage our communities. It was an interesting conversation with some great questions from the audience.  
Category: Activism