Celebrating Ten Years of Queer Burlesque with the Velvet Hearts

I was thrilled to see another local Velvet Hearts performance scheduled. We’ve been supporters of them over the years. Queer burlesque is special. I like the variety in the performances as well as the body positive messaging. You should check out this show Friday evening and take a few moments to read what the founder, […]

ReelQ Returns Oct 11-14 for Pittsburgh’s 33rd LGBTQ Film Festival

LGBTQ Film Festival Pittsburgh

Gear up for the 33rd annual ReelQ LGBTQ Film Festival which will be held once again at The Harris Theater downtown, from October 11 through the 14.  This year, the festival includes eight films and three sets of shorts.  Tickets start at $7 and you can save money with a festival pass.  You can also […]

Q&A with City Theatre: #PayWhatYourWant and Radical Hospitality in the Arts

Pay What Your Want Pittsburgh

Affordability has been a frequent factor for many of my arts and cultural decisions over the years. As a disabled social worker, my income only stretches so far and has historically been constrained by my profession. My first trip to City Theatre was as an invited guest of a dear friend in 2003 and I […]

Summer LGBTQ Picnics in Western Pennsylvania

Summer picnics are a staple. We are not lacking for opportunities to get out and mingle with our LGBTQ friends. Check out this list of picnics most of which are family friendly and free, but ask you to bring a dish. Big Gay Picnic hosted by OUTIndiana  Saturday, July 22, 6-8:30 PM Mack Park  750 South […]

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 […]

Happy Pridefest, Johnstown!

Today marks the 1st Pridefest for Johnstown!   Congratulations.   The event is sponsored by the Highlands Community College Allies Club and the Keystone Alliance/Gaylife Newsletter.  Lots of good stuff happening in Pennsylvania. 

Dreams of Hope – Summer Qamp

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dreams of Hope has a summer camp week that sounds awesome.   Dreams of Hope Summer Arts QAMP! August 16 – 20th   Dreams of Hope is hosting an overnight camp from August 16 – 20th for LGBTA youth ages 13-17. The camp will be held at the Emma Kaufmann Camp on Cheat Lake near […]

“Fagbug” is back in the region

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

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 […]

Dreams of Hope to perform at August Wilson Center

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

If you are seeking something interesting to do on Sunday … Dreams of Hope's Performance Troupe presents:Bully Me – Season PreviewSunday, Jan 30th, 20114:00PMAugust Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh FreeDreams of Hope's Performance Troupe will open its 2010-2011 seasonwith a preview of 'Bully Me', an original show consisting of spokenword, movement, […]

GLCC to offer free legal seminars

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A few upcoming events and activities that might interest you … The GLCC has a series of legal seminars that cover topics you very much should understand Legal Series ScheduleEstate Planning for Non-Traditional Families 2/26 1:30 pm Nursing Home Costs—How Much, Who Pays, With What Money 3/26 1:30 pm Guardian Versus POA 4/26 7:30 pm […]