LGBTQ&A Archive

Take Part In The LGBTQ&A 2014 Pride Edition

  Last year, I launched a feature “LGBTQ&A” to learn a little more about members of our community and allies. We ran over 30 profiles from Mayor Bill Peduto to Dyke and Trans March Founder Eli Kuti to Ledcat. This year, we’d like to include your story! To be eligible, you simply need to have
Category: Activism

Memories Muscles

What are the three most memorable moments — good or bad, happy or sad — in your life? Go! This is a difficult question for me because my memories are often distorted. Bad memories tend to always trump good memories. The good ones are there, but I have to put a lot more effort into
Category: Health

Are There Five Interesting Facts About Me?

Today’s prompts – 3 in 1! 1. I was born in Upper St. Clair, lived in Mt. Lebanon and then Baldwin before landing in West Mifflin at the tender age of 2. My parents still live in West Mifflin. My earliest memory of our home in West Mifflin is the smell of a diaper pail
Category: Family

Feminism and trans rights are compatible

More than 400 feminist authors, bloggers and academics have signed onto a campaign to speak out against transphobia and attacks on transgender people by other feminists. (Update: More than 500 people have now signed, as of the afternoon of Sept. 19.) “A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism” is signed by people from all corners
Category: Activism

LGBTQ&A: State Senator Wayne Fontana

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture.  Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.   I’ve lived in Senator Fontana’s district for more than eight years and I”m very active – I email him pretty often and
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LGBTQ&A: Evan Wolfson, Native Son and Married Man

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day A native son of Pittsburgh, Evan Wolfson is the founder and leader of
Category: LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A: Melissa Firman Writes A Family Secret

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day.   I “met” Melissa online via Facebook and only met her in real
Category: LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A: Vanessa Davis Helps Pittsburgh “GLSEN”

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day. I met Vanessa a little over a year ago; we had coffee at
Category: LGBTQ&A