GLCC Archive

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

The Hand Me Downs That Saved Lives During the Polar Vortex

Clothes and toys, recipes and jokes, advice and prejudice: we all have to handle all sorts of hand-me-downs every day. Tell us about some of the meaningful hand-me-downs in your life. Just yesterday, I met with the team at Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center to talk about the next Winter Gear Drive. Last year, we collected thousands of assorted
Category: Activism

In 2013, 72% of anti-LGBT Homicide Victims Were Transgender Women

This is an important piece from BuzzFeed about the epidemic of violence against trans women, particularly trans women of color. This snapshot commemorates the one year anniversary of the murder of Islan Nettles, a crime that remains unsolved. Out of 18 anti-LGBT homicides in 2013 included in a report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, almost
Category: Activism

Cathy’s Closet Fundraiser to End

Dear friends, Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to help raise a wee bit over $1,000 to launch this project. While we only reached 20% of the goal, that’s going to help a lot of people and your kindness is much appreciated. When I was a young adult and had my first exposure
Category: Activism