Review: Bella Frutteto Restaurant in Wexford

Stuffed Chicken Asiago

We were both feeling restless yesterday so I suggested we try a new restaurant. To be on the safe side, I opted for something new-to-us and Italian cuisine versus something very off our radar. And that’s how we ended up in Wexford dining at Bella Frutteto. We both like Italian food. We stopped supporting a […]

Safe in my flower box garden?

I’ve been sticking close to home lately. It helps to manage anxiety and sadness to be in a safe, comfortable space. It’s a tradeoff because I feel lonely, but my projects are doing okay – cat food drive is helping a lot of folks, Q&As are booming, and occasionally people offer to come see me […]

Q&A with Dale Lazarov, a Gay Puerto Rican Comic Book Writer and Poet

Dale Lazarov 3 Rivers Comic Con

A few months ago,  my friend Joe Wos told me about his friend, Dale, a comic creator also known as the Stan Lee of Gay. Of course, I was interested and it turns out that Dale is coming to Pittsburgh May 11-12 for 3 Rivers Comic Con, so we set up a  chat. Dale is […]

Villanelle and Ivy Moxam: Jodie Comer’s Seemingly Disparate Roles

Jodie Comer

CN: possible spoilers for Killing Eve, Thirteen, references to abuse, violence Like you, I was enamored with Villanelle from the BBC hit series Killing Eve. I Googled the resume of actor Jodie Comer and was genuinely shocked. Yes, shocked to learn I had watched Jodie in the lead role of another series and didn’t even realize […]

Enter for a chance to win an “Undrunk” prize pack from FLETCHER!

Fletcher Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win an “Undrunk” prize pack from FLETCHER! “Undrunk” is the hit single from pop’s newest sensation, FLETCHER! “Some things you can’t undo.” The prize pack includes a flask, fanny pack, and more “Undrunk” swag. “Undrunk” is available now! Stream/download here: https://fletcher.lnk.to/Undrunk Facebook: www.facebook.com/fletcher Twitter: www.twitter.com/findingfletcher Instagram: www.instagram.com/findingxfletcher #Undrunk   Rulez: You must be 18 […]

Q&A with Queer Owned Rickert & Beagle Books in Dormont

Rickert & Beagle Books

Your Name: Christy Pluto (nee Rickert) Your Age: 42 Your Pronouns: She/ Her Your Affiliation with Rickert & Beagle Owner How do you describe your identity? Queer, cis. Please tell us about your very first impression of Pittsburgh: My first impression of Pittsburgh was coming over one of the bridges at night, on my way […]

Proud to be the Official Social Media Sponsor for the ReelQ Film 2019 Events

Social Media Sponsor Pittsburgh Events

I’m very pleased that our blog will be the Official Social Media Sponsor for the 2019 ReelQ events. We’ve worked with ReelQ in the past and have a marvelous appreciation for their important work. Our collaboration will include film previews, our unique Q&A’s, and lots of other surprises. And if you are interested into tapping […]

Anxiety Ruined My Chance To Meet Damon Young

Damon Young

It’s a beautiful sunny spring day here in Pittsburgh. Chilly, but I can get away with leggings and a light cardigan. I’m  sitting in the parking lot of my therapist’s office, listening to the oldies station and trying to soak up some sunshine – to feel some fragment of joy. I feel only misery. Yes, […]

bee Revisits 60+ Years of Her Feminist Lesbian Experiences in Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Name: bee Age: 60 County of Residence: Allegheny County Pronouns: She/Her How do you describe your identity? I’m a lesbian feminist. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came home from a day in the First Grade and announced that I wanted to marry my teacher (a nun) and kiss […]

Q&A with the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Pittsburgh Chapter About Stigmatization, Support, and Safety

Content Note: sexual violence, erasure, sex shaming, criminal justice Last month, I shared a link on my social media channels to an article that I mistakenly thought was lifting up the voices of Women of Color around sex trafficking. I was called out on the link by several people and realized that I had fallen […]