James Street Gastropub Hosts Drag, Burlesque Events This Weekend

This post is part of our social media sponsorship opportunities.  The weekend of August 19-20 brings two funsational events to the Northside of Pittsburgh with good food and libations paired with smoking hot drag and burlesque shows. What more poetic way to show up and support the lives of our neighbors than by supporting queer […]

Q&A with Maryann ‘Sunhands’ of The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade #ReelQPuff

Ovarian Psycho

We are proud to be the official social media sponsor of the ReelQ Pittsburgh Underground Film Festival (PUFF) August 4-6, 2017 at the Melwood Screening Room. The opening night feature is Ovarian Psycos directed by Kate Trumbull LaValle, Joanna Sokolowski. Ovarian Psycos documents a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who […]

Q&A About Queer Short Film ‘How to Find a Man’ #ReelQPuff

We are proud to be the official social media sponsor of the ReelQ Pittsburgh Underground Film Festival (PUFF) August 4-6, 2017 at the Melwood Screening Room. Saturday at 12 PM – Only In Pittsburgh! was created to showcase emerging LGBTQ+ short films made by the ‘Burgh’s burgeoning film community.  ReelQ teamed up with Film Kitchen and the Indie […]

EXCLUSIVE: Win Tickets to See FIERCE Queer Burlesque Performancers

Less than a week until the 5th Annual FIERCE! Queer International Burlesque Festival returns to Pittsburgh for four days of fabulous. And we’ve got FREE pairs of tickets to five different performances. Friday Night Showcase at James Street Gastropub 8 PM headlining guest Red Hot Anniefrom Chicago, “Pride” Feature Anja Keister from NYC, and your host Viva Valezz! from […]

International Queer Burlesque Festival Returns to Pittsburgh

The FIERCE! International Queer Burlesque Festival returns home to Pittsburgh for its fifth year of celebrating the fusion of queer identity and the art of burlesque. We had a chance to talk with founder and Pittsburgh resident, Andrea Varela aka Viva Valezz. Note: we are pleased to be the official Social Media Sponsor for this […]

PA Youth Congress Celebrates ‘Fun Home’ Performance in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress is hosting a terrific set of events in conjunction with the performance of ‘Fun Home’ at Heinz Hall this week, focusing on the unique needs of rural LGBTQ youth. ‘Fun Home’ is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and […]

Let’s #AMPLIFY LGBTQ Things To Do in Western PA

Let’s #AMPLIFY LGBTQ Things To Do in Western PA

We have a new feature that we hope will be a regular post on the blog – a signal boost to the efforts of our #AMPLIFY contributors to strengthen our communities. This list is not all-inclusive or comprehensive, but we’ll do our best to share the items our contributors ask us to promote. If you’d […]

Here’s My #NaBloPoMo Post About The Gilmore Girls

I have been blogging daily, but not sticking with the prompts. However, I refuse to be a #NaBloPoMo drop-out. This coming Friday, I will not be shopping. Instead, I will sleep-in and then settle in to binge watch The Gilmore Girls ‘Year in the Life’ special on Netflix. Fortunately for me, Ledcat’s friend has asked […]

“Fagbug” is back in the region

“Fagbug” is back in the region

I first learned about this story at Pridefest a few years ago.  Erin Davies has her vehicle vandalized, including homophobic graffiti and the always original tag “Fag.”  Erin took action and began driving the vehicle around the nation to educate people about homophobia.  Sure enough, she drove in the Pride March that year.  Erin is […]

A little more on GetEqual and activism in PA

A little more on GetEqual and activism in PA

From Pam's House Blend, a guest post on the increasing presence of GetEqual in the LGBTQ advocacy/activist scene.  Distraught by recent delays, LGBT activists turn to civil disobedience to encourage the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination and repeal of “Don't Ask Don't Tell”.  Groups like GetEQUAL are making their voices known though direct actions like chaining […]