GLCC Archive

A Queer Saturday Night in Pittsburgh

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday night? Short answer – with Ledcat. We have a flexible agreement that Saturday night is “date night” – we might spend the day in angst or mandatory activity, but barring illness or unavoidable commitment – we try to do something fun on Saturday nights. But having
Category: Culture

10 Things You Can’t Buy With Food Stamps

My latest piece published on Huffington Post in the “Gay Voices” section …
Category: Activism

Ten Things You Can’t Buy With SNAP (Food Stamps)

  I was terrible in Home Ec (8th grade) because I had little appreciation for how practical the skills would be some day. I regret not being able to sew for sure – how much money can we save if we could even do basic sewing? I also regret not learning more about cooking. I
Category: Activism

Trans Visibility Day

I am barely under the wire with this post, but I want to share this photo from a wknd gathering. T to T is sponsored by TransPride Pittsburgh. I am constantly telling, ahem,  nagging folks at the GLCC to take photos. So not only was I pleased to receive this – I feel it vindicates
Category: Activism

Former Corbett Admin Deputy Secretary Compares Lesbian to Anti-Semite

This is priceless. I wrote a blog post reviewing a local fish fry at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic parish in Troy Hill. Apparently, the fact that I set foot in a Catholic church offended someone (technically, I was just in the social hall but whatevs.)   Mr. Philip Abromats was until March last
Category: Activism

“We Are Family” Tee Shirt Sales to Benefit Pittsburgh LGBTQ Community Center

Category: Activism

How Many Winter Hats Do You Own?

This weekend, we enter the coldest spell of the season, so far, with temperatures forecast to hit zero degrees on Tuesday. And sadly there are people who will spend the hours when it is zero degrees being cold. They may live outside and “sleep rough” under a bridge or in an alley. They may be
Category: Activism

Unemployment Benefits Cut in Pennsylvania; Where LGBTQ Unemployed Can Turn

73,000 Pennsylvanians stopped receiving emergency unemployment compensation yesterday due to the expiration of a federal extension launched under the Bush Administration. 73,000 of our neighbors without a job and with no income in a still terrible economy where Fight Club determines which person gets the PT barista job. I don’t really have a lot that’s
Category: Other