Ledcat is the nickname Sue invented to protect Laura’s identity in the early days of blogging. It is an amalgam of her initials and cat, something Ledcat used back in the days when AOL required a user name. It was only a matter of months before people in the community began calling her Ledcat instead of Laura – as in “Hi, Sue. Where’s Ledcat? I hope she’s coming, too!” (Ahem)
Laura is new to the world of blogging as activism although she has been active in the Pittsburgh LGBT community for many years. She has a law degree from West Virginia College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
She currently resides in Manchester on the North Side of Pittsburgh with her partner Sue and various cats and dogs.