LGBTQ Holiday Happenings in Pittsburgh 2017

Gay Christmas

A round-up of some of my favorite things. This list is not comprehensive by any means, but these are events that happened to catch my eye. If you value this type of blog post, please consider a donation to support our work.  Healing and Solidarity Circle Mon Nov 27 – 8pm — Sanctuary Pgh, 5015 Penn […]

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Guest Blog Post: Bloomers Woman’s Space Broke Barriers in Pgh #LGBTHistoryMonth

Bloomers Pittsburgh

October is LGBT History Month. I’ve asked several people to share their thoughts on regional historical events that left an impression on them. Some contributors are LGBTQ, some are allies. All are people I think you will enjoy hearing from this month. If you would like to submit a guest post, please click here. Bloomers and […]

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ReelQ Film Festival Returns for 32nd Year in Pittsburgh

The 32nd LGBTQ Film Festival opens in Pittsburgh on Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Harris Theater. ReelQ runs through October 21. 16 films, 4 sets of shorts (ha – pun!) and two great parties. Check out the complete schedule here. Here’s the things you need to know NOW Festival passes are available online so […]

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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 […]

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UPDATED: Dozens of Ducklings Have Died in Highland Park Reservoir, Access Ramp Needed to Save Remaining Few

Content Note: photo of the bodies of the dead ducklings As of 2:45 PM, I’ve not heard back from Mayor Peduto’s spokespersons, or really anyone except a staffer for Councilor O’Connor who said he was sharing my information with the Parks Director. Whom I told him is out of the office, as is Councilor O’Connor. […]

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I Made It! for the Holidays Returns for 2016 THIS WEEKEND #ThingsToDo

I Made It! Holiday Market

Ledcat and I are both loyal fans of I Made It! Market. We’ve been to lots of markets, occasionally set up tables and especially love I Made It! for the Holidays each year. The vendors are so much fun and always have interesting gift items.  The rotating venues make it special as well. I also […]

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Celebrate the Holidays with Persad, #ReachOUT to Isolated LGBTQ Elders

Send a Card to A Senior Citizen

We are kicking off our annual #ReachOUT project to collect gift cards to support isolated LGBTQ neighbors living throughout the region. Our partner in this effort is Persad Center which hosts the regional chapter of SAGE.  You can read about previous years projects here and here and here. This year, our project has two distinct components. […]

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Mayors Bill Peduto, Bill de Blasio Drop by OUTrageous Bingo UPDATED

OUTrageous Bingo Pittsburgh

The Mayor of New York City was campaigning for Katie McGinty and Hillary Clinton at gay bingo in Pittsburgh. As you can imagine, the crowd went wild. But when Mayor DeBlasio took a seat to call a game with an able assist from Peduto, I was charmed to hear the crowd yelling at him because he called too many ‘O’ numbers in a row and resisting his attempts to launch into a round of ‘Happy Birthday’ in the middle of the game. You come to bingo, you call bingo. LOL

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Persad SAGE Program Hosts Tea Dance for LGBTQ Folks Over 50

LGBT Seniors Tea Dance

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00 AM

A Free Event for LGBT Adults 50+

Western PA SAGE at PERSAD Center presents the Fall Tea Dance for LGBT adults 50+.

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Pride Night at PNC Park Returns in 2016

This made me smile – the Pirates have brought back Pride Night at PNC Park. This year’s festivities will take place on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:05 when the Pirates take on the New York Mets. The Pirates have teamed up with Persad Center, the region’s oldest LGBTQ organization, that will receive a portion of […]

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