GLCC Archive

AMPLIFY! CJ Describes Living Stealth as a Trans Man

AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are using a Q&A format and will mostly avoid editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each participant to tell us what we’ve missed
Category: Activism

A Vigil for Andre Gray

    I stood in an empty lot, my bag resting on the park bench as I adjusted the hood of my sweatshirt. A few minutes earlier, I was eating dinner across the street.  Then the media outlets called and told me if someone wasn’t available to interview instantly, they would kill the story. Kill
Category: Activism

Fish Fry Friday March 27 with Judah Fellowship on the North Side

Our fish fry tour was derailed this year by a busy calendar of events, but I am very pleased to note that one of our favorites is returning this year – the annual fish fry at Judah Fellowship on the North Side (near AGH.) Last year, we voted this the “Best Mac and Cheese” fish
Category: Other

LGBTQ Holiday Shopping in Pittsburgh

A few suggestions for your holiday shopping planning. Support local non-profits and community groups is a terrific gift idea. In almost all cases, you can make a donation in the name of your loved one, but some local groups have some unique gift opportunities for you to consider. Note – these are LGBTQ organizations. If
Category: Culture

Nine Things You Never Thought To Donate To The Winter Gear Drive

As you know, I work hard during the winter to gather your gently used items and help the GLCC redistribute them to neighbors. There’s an Amazon Wish List that you can use. The wish list includes some of the basics – blankets, coats, gloves. So let me help you understand some of the other needs.
Category: Activism

UPDATED LIHEAP, Toys for Tots and Other Critical Cold Weather Info for Neighbors

I often write about human service programs, poverty, and related topics so people find their way to my site looking for information on programs to help their families and households, especially during the cold winter months. I see that happening already this year so I’m going to go ahead and share the information I can
Category: Activism

Support the GLCC During National Coming Out Week

In honor of National Coming Out Week, the team at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents invites you to “come out” to Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center. You have several ways to do that First, you can visit the Community Center in person, perhaps with items for the Winter Gear Drive. The GLCC is located at 210 Grant Street
Category: Activism

Preview of the #WeAreFamily Video via GLCC and OUTrageous Bingo

I had this little idea last year – the opening of the OUTrageous Bingo season would coincide with the possible entry of the Pittsburgh Pirates into post-season playoffs. What better way to celebrate the awesome #WeAreFamily tee shirts designed exclusively for the GLCC by Commonwealth Press than to make a video? Great minds think alike
Category: Activism