GLCC Archive

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

Cathy’s Closet Fundraiser Reaches 20% of Our Goal – Hurrah!

Some excellent news this morning. The fundraising effort to establish and open Cathy’s Closet at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh has reached 20% of its goal – we’ve raised $1,000! To date, we’ve raised $675 on Crowdrise, a website that works through GuideStar and Network For Good to ensure credibility and transparency.
Category: Activism

“How Can I Help?” Are The Sweetest Words

There’s plenty of good news to report from Cathy’s Closet We’ve raised nearly $700 through Crowdrise, a private donation and the proceeds from an iCandy event in April. We have 12 collections scheduled, starting last month actually. Cathy was honored with a posthumous award by the editors of Keystone Alliance/Gaylife Newsletter which will be accepted
Category: Activism

We Are Family

One of my favorite things about my Ledcat is that she is a good sport when it comes to supporting me. Whether it be volunteering her time, attending an event or wearing matching tee shirts to Art All Night, she’s usually game because it matters to me. These tee shirts were designed by Dan Rugh
Category: Activism

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