Recreation/Social Archive

South Side Bar Location of 2013 Queer Bashing to Close ‘Indefinitely’

A South Side bar where two queer women of color were bashed in January 2013 has been closed indefinitely after a shooting incident this past weekend left a 21-year-old woman shot. She was treated and released. “With this action, a standard has been set and the message has been sent that chronic illegal, disruptive, and
Category: Activism

Ten Ways the GLCC is building Community in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center is called the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center) and is located at 210 Grant Street, just a block away from the City-County Building. The GLCC is open 7 days a week with a range of programming open to everyone in the community – LGBTQ persons and straight allies. The GLCC
Category: Activism

Being a Fan of the Steelers is a Preference, Being a Lesbian is Not

It is 2014. There is simply no excuse for a college educated 23-year-old man like Eric Waters to use the phrase “sexual preference” unless he is being a snide bigot. Period. I’m referring to a Tribune Review interview in which Waters talks disrespectful trash about his college roommate, Michael Sam – the first openly gay
Category: Activism

Brittney Griner: LifeSize

A terrific 15 minute short film about WNBA player Brittney Griner. This is about her first season playing for a Chinese national team. It was produced by ESPN. The video is a bit wonky – it is set on autoplay and some other things that I think were designed to make it “not copieable” so
Category: Culture

Enter to Win an OBVIOUS CHILD Prize Pack!

CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES I have been reading terrific reviews about this movie – can’t wait to see it for myself.   Enter to Win an OBVIOUS CHILD Prize Pack! A24 presents OBVIOUS CHILD For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of
Category: Activism

Lucas and Brad and Felix and Sonny and Will: Soap Opera Gay Storyline Updates

I use gay in the headline with intent – the stories are all about gay men. The good news is that two of the three men are queer people of color (Felix and Brad) and that the stories are pretty good in a soapy way. But as they unfold, it does make me pine for
Category: Culture

Six Types of Free Things To Do in Pittsburgh This Summer

Time for the annual round-up of free (or low-cost) things to do in Pittsburgh this summer.   “Movies in the Park” are a much-loved tradition in these parts. Both the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have summertime movie offerings. The City locations and offerings can be found at this link. It is a .pdf
Category: Culture

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