50 LGBTQ Parents #AMPLIFY Their Experiences for #LGBTQFamiliesDay 2018

Monday is #LGBTQFamilies Day on social media, sponsored by the blog Mombian and the Family Equality Council since 2006. This day celebrates LGBTQ families. Once again, I’ve decided to share #AMPLIFY posts highlighting the voices of parents, step-parents  and grandparents and other caretakers of children.  If you are a LGBTQ person with ties to Western Pennsylvania, please […]

Editorial Cartoonist Rob Rogers Latest Strips Erased From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In another bitter blow to journalism in Western Pennsylvania, the Post-Gazette’s new editorial team (based in Toledo, Ohio) are refusing to publish the latest editorial cartoons created by Pittsburgh based Rob Rogers.  You can probably guess the content? Rob Rogers is the award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His cartoons have been vexing and […]

Q&A with Singer-Writer Jill Sobule Live in Pittsburgh This Weekend Only

  Your Name: Jill Sobule Your Pronouns: her/She How do you describe your identity? Jeepers, I kind of don’t think about that as much. I guess “bi”, “fluid”, “queer”? They all could work We last ‘spoke’ via Q&A in 2013 when you came to town with the Julia & Jill Show. So I’ll skip the usual […]

Jess, 22, is a Poly, Bisexual Woman in Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Name:  Jess Age:  22 County of Residence:  Allegheny County, Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? cis polyamorous bisexual/queer woman Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out at 18 to most people, and overall my friends and family were very supportive. I was very thankful […]

Scoop: Charlie Deitch in Talks to Launch New Alt-Weekly?

In follow-up to my blog post about protesting the City Paper’s ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ awards, I heard an interesting snippet: recently dismissed editor Charlie Deitch is in talks with local folks (investors) to launch a new alt-weekly in Pittsburgh. I spoke with Charlie about this rumor and he responded I am working closely with Rick […]

Why I’m Protesting the Pittsburgh City Paper ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ Reader’s Poll

Pittsburgh City Paper Best of PGH Winner 2016

It is rare enough to receive acknowledgement, much less awards, for blogging. Even more rare are awards when like me, you are well past the average blog expiration date (2.5-3 years.) When I became the first person ever to be voted “Best Blogger” in the City Paper Readers Poll in 2016, I was absolutely shocked […]

Gigi Pierce, 28, is the 11th Trans Person Murdered in the US in 2018

transgender women

  A trans woman, 28-year-old Gigi Pierce of Boise, Idaho, was shot and killed in downtown Portland, OR. late Monday evening, May 21, 2018. The suspect is in custody. Gigi died on the scene after what’s been reported as a ‘disturbance’ between the two women. According to The Advocate, Gigi was found alive by first […]

Madison, 40, is a Pansexual, Trans Woman Who Loves Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh Transgender Pansexual

  Name: Madison Perry Age: 40 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: She ,her How do you describe your identity? Pansexual Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? In terms of my sexuality , I came out to the world as bisexual at 26 but since then since the vocabulary as I’ve […]

Enter for a chance to win North Morgan’s novel INTO? #Giveaway

Konrad Platt needs to get out of town. Heartbroken after his boyfriend leaves him for another man, Konrad abandons his life in London for the warm sun and blue surf of LA. He occupies a refined world of hard abs, VIP parties, and designer drugs that’s constantly, endlessly documented on social media. You know him […]