What Do We Do Now?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I’m useless today. Staring at this blank screen, knowing that I should find some words to share, has occupied most of my day. But I have nothing. Just this pounding feeling in my heart and my head that feels like doom, rather than just another day in Trump’s America. I don’t feel hope right now, […]

Isolation: Is Pittsburgh’s Feminist Community Too Insular?

Feminist Isolation

Even amidst the horrible camaraderie of survivors speaking up and out about sexual assault, I’m reminded of how deeply isolated I feel, especially among local women’s groups and feminists. I’m not lonely in the sense that I do have wonderful friends from all stages of my life. But I’m lonely in the sense that I […]

Enter for a chance to win a Sir Ivan “Get Together” USB card!

Sir Ivan wants everyone to get together! Enter for a chance to Sir Ivan’s new smash single “Get Together” produced by Chris Cox. Winners will receive a USB download card with the song, plus remixes! “Get Together” is now available. Download/stream here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/get-together/1409927270 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ sirivanofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/sirivan Instagram: www.instagram.com/ sirivanofficial Website: www.sirivan.com Rulez We are giving away 1 download card to each […]

72 Bisexual Folx from Western PA Share Their Stories Through The #AMPLIFY Project

Bisexual Pittsburgh

Today is Bisexual Visibility Day, designated to raise awareness and honor the members of our community who identify as bisexual. Through the #AMPLIFY project, we have been able to publish Q&A’s with 70 individuals who identify as bisexual. Please note that this list may not be comprehensive based on how people respond to questions like […]

#WhyIDidntReport – My Stories and Why I Believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

#WhyIDidntReport Pittsburgh

I’ve blogged before about being a survivor of sexual violence, both in my childhood and my adult life. Some details I’ve shared, others I keep private because there are other survivors who share my specific stories and I don’t want to hurt them. But I can tell you #WhyIDidntReport is a trending hashtag that is […]

Jenna,19, is Proud of Her Lesbian Identity #AMPLIFY

  Name: Jenna Age:  19 County of Residence: Allegheny County Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? lesbian Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? i have to moms who are both gay women who have strongly supported me and helped me delve into my own identity at a young […]

Nikki Janelle Enriquez is 21st Trans Person Murdered in 2018, Killed by US Customers Border Agent

Earlier this week, we learned that a US Customs and Border Protection agent had been arrested under suspicion of murdering at least four women and attempting to kidnap a fifth. One of his victims was a 28 year-old Latina trans woman, Nikki Janelle Enriquez. She was a native of Laredo, Texas. From Monica Roberts at Transgriot: […]

I Tried Giant Eagle’s Grocery Home Delivery Service and Here’s How It Went

Giant Eagle Curbside Express Delivery

We had the week two weeks from hell dealing with #CeilingCollapse2018 and the ensuing fallout (pun – ha!) so I decided it was a time to let someone else do the necessary grocery shopping. Fitting in a trip to the store for much-needed supplies was difficult with all that was going on for both of […]

Ross Township Extends Nondiscrimination Protections to LGBTQ Residents

Ross Township Nondiscrimination

Now here’s a much-needed shot in the arm for LGBTQ folks in Western Pennsylvania – Ross Township has extended nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The vote was 5-2 to create an Equal Opportunity Board and extended the protections.  As you might anticipate, the vote was […]

Beaver County Superintendent Comes Out as a Lesbian During School Board Meeting

Carrie Rowe Beaver County

Carrie Rowe, Superintendent of the Beaver County School District, has been an educator for more than 20 years. She’s also a lesbian and last night, opted to disclose that very publicly to directly address rumors, innuendo, and the fallout of both around a personnel matter involving a suspended Principal. In August, the district has suspended […]