Fish Fry Friday: Ash Wednesday Edition at Assumption Church

Pittsburgh Fish Fry

We got a jump-start on Lenten fish fries this year when we made a spur of the moment decision to run up the street on Ash Wednesday. So this is a very special edition of Fish Fry Fridays. Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this Google maps collection. You can also follow […]

Ten Holiday Things To Do In Pittsburgh

I Made It! For the Holidays

I’ve made these lists up in the past, filled with big plans and remorse over what I didn’t accomplish. Still, here we are on December 1 once again and I’m giving it the good try. Here’s my list of things to do in Pittsburgh this year to celebrate the holidays. Or at least things I […]

Jeff Hopes LGBTQ Community Will Embrace Common Queer Identity #AMPLIFY

Gay Pittsburgh

Name: Jeff Age:  66 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his How do you describe your identity? I am a gay man. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? It took me many years to come out. I was 49 when I finally was able to be honest […]

My High School Physics Teacher Destroyed My Biblical Beliefs

Noah's Ark

I grew up Catholic so rarely read the Bible. Actually, never read the Bible except for the year I was confirmed and I was infatuated with my Children’s Bible. My overall religious knowledge was pretty low, but my knowledge of all things culturally Catholic was pretty solid. Case in point – I assumed Joseph of […]

ReReading The Feminine Face of God

Feminine Face of God

Franz Kafka said, “we ought to read only books that bite and sting us.” What’s the last thing you read that bit and stung you? I consume a vast amount of words each day, mostly online. I read or skim hundreds of articles each day both for my personal interest and for my professional duties. […]

While We Are Talking Equality …

While We Are Talking Equality …

Other good stuff happened … In New York, openly gay State Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell has announced the introduction of a marriage equality bill.  He announced it by Twitter.  You can follow him @DanielJODonnell  How can you not follow this guy?  It would be like denying yourself a breath of fresh air.  I just nearly gassed […]

How the Pennsylvania Family Institute plans to “ignite” change in Pennsylvania

Over the past few days, bloggers have taken note of a piece by Andy Birkey in The American Independent describing a carefully planned campaign by “Family Policy Councils” in now Republican controlled states.  Essentially, an infusion of cash from an unidentified source will fund a three prong approach: Each family policy council has a three-prong plan […]

Planned Parenthood Foe to speak in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Institutue has one upped itself with regard to shining a light on the Chik-Fil-A homophobic mentality. Next up is a Pittsburgh based dinner with a keynote speaker infamous from defaming Planned Parenthood with so-called undercover footage. 2011 Friends of the Family Banquet — in Pittsburgh, PA 2011 Pittsburgh Friends of the Family Banquet […]

Things I liked about church today

Things I liked about church today

Today, Ledcat and I went to our second ever service at the Allegheny Unitarian-Universalist Church on the Northside. We've been pondering it for over a year.  Recent stuff going on pushed me to finally sit down and chat with Reverend Dave about things. So this morning we bundled up and drove down to the Church.  It […]

PG Letters to the Editor on LGBTQ Equality

PG Letters to the Editor on LGBTQ Equality

Folks, it is a good time to get your fingers stretched and send in your own letters.  Politicians pay attention to people contacting them personally, but they also watch the opinion sections of the media.  If you need an angle, consider writing in about Chick Fil A if you are a customer.  Talk with the […]