Recreation/Social Archive

General Hospital Dragged My Attention Away From the Gay Storyline

Yinz know that I’ve spent the better part of a year waiting for the return of Lucas Jones to General Hospital and his big gay storyline. And I wasn’t terribly disappointed either with the slow build or the possibility of a gay male love triangle, especially one featuring two men of color. Slow is a
Category: Recreation/Social

Trans Visibility Day

I am barely under the wire with this post, but I want to share this photo from a wknd gathering. T to T is sponsored by TransPride Pittsburgh. I am constantly telling, ahem,  nagging folks at the GLCC to take photos. So not only was I pleased to receive this – I feel it vindicates
Category: Activism

Lawrence Welk and the Potion of Dance

What are your earliest and fondest memories of dance? My earliest memory involved Bobby and Cissy from the Lawrence Welk show. Almost every evening, my mother would take us downstairs after dinner to watch the Lawrence Welk Show and whatever sitcoms came on afterwards. I had no idea these otherwordly experiences were called “reruns” …
Category: Recreation/Social

Eight Series I’ll Be Watching on Netflix (And Then Some)

I think our $7/month investment in a Netflix subscription is one of our best. Yes, of course we watch Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. But I find so much more to watch. 1. Derek - this lovely little show from Ricky Gervais (yes) features one of the nicest people on earth.
Category: Recreation/Social

National Week To Make Good On Your Promise To Grab Coffee

Did you know this is a thing? Did you know that we have a Facebook list of Pgh Coffeehouses? You can follow it!  We also have a Twitter list. Follow that here. 
Category: Recreation/Social

Dicey and Paprika Return to Club Cafe: Exclusive Interview

I’ve interviewed some pretty amazing performers over the years – Jill Sobule, Mary Gauthier,  …I’m even in the midst of an interview with Rick Springfield. But when the chance came for me to nab an exclusive with Dicey Stewart and Paprika LaRue, I dropped everything, let out a primal scream and immediately broke out some
Category: Culture

General Hospital Explores How Someone Learns Homophobia

I think my dream job would be to write about the soaps. I’d have to get cable. I might also like to write for the soaps. Last week on GH, Lucas Jones revealed that he’s gay to long-presumed-dead bio father and mobster, Julian Jerome. It was a pretty intense series of scenes – Julian reeled
Category: Culture

Pittsburgh Based “This Week In Gender” Debuts on YouTube

A new YouTube show debuted this week produced by the Gender Dances Project, based right here in Pittsburgh. The show is called “This Week in Gender” and features several local familiar faces who aren’t often given a platform. The video is NSFW because of language, but it is rather engaging. I was particularly struck by
Category: Activism