LGBTQ Women Wonderland Winter Concert Highlights Female Hip-Hop, R&B, & Rap Artists from Pittsburgh

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 […]

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LGBTQ Holiday Happenings in Pittsburgh 2017

Gay Christmas

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 […]

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Kierra Darshell’s PittsburghDrag Brunch Wraps Up James Street Run, Plans to Relocate

Drag Brunch Pittsburgh

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 […]

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Bier’s Pub to Host Happy Hour Supporting SisTers PGH, AMPLIFY on Friday, November 17

The folks at Bier’s Pub invite the LGBTQ community and allies to an evening of fine craft brew, drink specials, and appetizers, hosted by Northside neighbor Brian O’Neill columnist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Happy Hour proceeds will benefit two important LGBTQ projects. SisTers PGH focuses on the needs of homeless transgender neighbors throughout the […]

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Pittsburgh City Paper Explores Regional Drag Culture

Pittsburgh Drag Tween

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.

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Pgh Art Car Founder & Artist Jason Sauer Talks About Anthony Bourdain & Pittsburgh Culture

Anthony Bourdain Pittsburgh Demolition Derby

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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Guest Bartender Night at James Street Tavern October 24, 5-9 PM to Benefit #AMPLIFY

Here’s how it will work. Each bartender will earn points for two things – the number of people they bring to the event and the amount of $$ they raise. They are competing among themselves and just for fun, as teams, too. Please note that the actual bartender (the one making anything not beer or […]

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What Was It Like To Organize a LGBT Film Festival in Pgh During the 1980s?

We are proud to be the social media sponsor of the 32nd ReelQ LGBTQ Film Festival which starts this Friday, October 13 at the Harris Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh. To honor this cultural history, we interviewed two of the board members from early days. David Doorley was involved from 1987 onward. Laura Annibalini as involved […]

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Protected: E! The Dragnificent, Age 12, Headlining at Austin International Drag Festival 2017

Dragnificent E

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Kierra Darshell Brings Drag Brunch Back to James Street This Weekend

Saturday, October 1 head over to James Street Gastropub for one of the finest brunches in the city – drag brunch hosted by Kierra Darshell, Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag. We are pleased to be the official social media sponsor of this one-of-a-kind event. Doors open at 12 PM and the show starts at 12:30. […]

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