It is important … to see details and a deeper understanding of an issue, not just an easy sentence of a larger philosophy. ~ Dan Gilman Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed some headlines and social media content rallying the community around the theme that ‘Drag is Illegal in Pittsburgh,’ an inflammatory […]
Wicked is a piece of art that should be able to be enjoyed by everyone. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the autism-friendly performance of WICKED on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, as a part of its national Broadway tour. Pittsburgh will be the first city outside of New York to offer WICKED in this form. For this autism-friendly performance […]
I read about the The 1st Annual LGBTQ Women Wonderland Winter Concert on Facebook, a line-up of all LGBTQ female and nonbinary performers. I was intrigued so I listened to a few of the featured artists and reached out to Kasey Hicks for a quick chat. (I can’t get Jennifair’s Sugar out of my mind, video […]
Always a good time for some festive performances. Here’s a few that look terrific to us. Carnegie Stage The Carols Dec. 7-9 @ 8:00pm, Dec 9&10 @ 3:00 pm Dec. 14-16 @ 8:00 pm, Dec. 16&17 @ 3:00 pm Tickets range from $5-30 It’s Christmastime in 1944. War is raging and, here at home, a […]
A round-up of some of my favorite things. This list is not comprehensive by any means, but these are events that happened to catch my eye. If you value this type of blog post, please consider a donation to support our work. Healing and Solidarity Circle Mon Nov 27 – 8pm — Sanctuary Pgh, 5015 Penn […]
In 2016, received this email from a guy named Blake informing me that I had been voted the first-ever ‘Best Local Blogger’ in the Pgh City Paper Reader’s Poll. I thought it was a prank. But it was not – Pittsburgh City Paper readers picked a queer, disabled, middle-aged woman at the first blogger to […]
I have been a longtime fan of Kierra Darshell, Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag. When she brought the region’s first regular drag brunch show to the Northside in 2015, I was very happy. I’m a daytime gal, not a nightlife lady (are those things?) so drag at noon is my idea of fun. Soon it […]
You should go read the Pgh City Paper issue about the drag community, including interviews with our friends Kierra Darshell and Esai aka E! The Dragnificent. There’s a lot more – an editorial, exploration of drag kings, and other interviews.
There’s a bit of kerfuffle from some Pittsburghers about the Pittsburgh-centric episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Show ‘Parts Unknown.’ What particularly struck me about the backlash was the dismissal of the demolition derby and wrestling segments – these activities were deemed to be not representative of Pittsburgh due to their location outside of the City, the […]
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