Culture Archive

Five Lies About Autumn in Pittsburgh

In a sad twist of irony on irony, my blog post about Pumpkin Spice Latte memes has now become the most read post in the history of this blog. Oh, the humanity. In my defense, I don’t own yoga pants. I also only wear leggings or tights underneath other items of clothing. In the spirit
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Giveaway: Enter to win JHUD from Jennifer Hudson

  Enter to win JHUD from Jennifer Hudson! JHUD the new album from Grammy and Academy Award winner JENNIFER HUDSON Featuring “Dangerous,” “Walk It Out” and “It’s Your World” Available September 23 iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JHUD?IQid=yt Amazon: http://smarturl.it/JHUDAm?IQid=yt Are you #TeamJHUD? Stay connected to http://jhud.jenniferhudson.com/ for a chance to unlock exclusive album content and win prizes! http://www.jenniferhudson.com
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Preview of the #WeAreFamily Video via GLCC and OUTrageous Bingo

I had this little idea last year – the opening of the OUTrageous Bingo season would coincide with the possible entry of the Pittsburgh Pirates into post-season playoffs. What better way to celebrate the awesome #WeAreFamily tee shirts designed exclusively for the GLCC by Commonwealth Press than to make a video? Great minds think alike
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Memes

Changing colors, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth — or with dread? When did PSL become a mainstay of fall (not Fall)? I guess when pumpkin spice latte gained a prominent hashtag aka #PSL which I use all of the time. I love pumpkin spice latte.
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Facebook, Queer Folks and What’s In a Real Name

Facebook has recently been enforcing their “real/legal names” policy, resulting in a disproportionate number of members of the LGBTQ community being forced to change the name displayed on their Facebook profile. This includes a significant number of drag performers and members of the drag community. Facebook policy around names: Facebook is a community where people
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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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