LGBT Archive

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

40 Under 40 Pgh Updates Nomination Form To Be More Trans Inclusive

Since 1999, Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP have teamed up to recognize young leaders in Southwestern Pennsylvania through the ’40 Under 40′ initiative. I was among those honored in 2004 – one of three white lesbian and gay nominees. Each year, I encourage people to submit names because I know it can have an impact. I
Category: Activism

Update On The Search For Andre Gray & How To Donate

Andre Gray has been missing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since October 23, 2014. This past weekend, Andre’s family and friends (and strangers) gathered on the North Side to search the area near the spot where Andre’s abandoned car was found. Now we have a new way for you to get involved and show your support for
Category: Activism

Please Help Search for Andre Gray This Saturday Feb 7 on the North Side

Andre Gray has been missing since late October. As I’ve written before, Andre is a member of the local LGBTQ community. This Saturday his family and friends are asking you to join them in a search for information on his whereabouts. They will be canvassing the Spring Garden neighborhood (North Side) where his car was
Category: Activism

PghLesbian Blog Nominated in Nine Reader’s Choice Award Categories

We are honored once again to receive your nominations in the 2015 Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter Reader’s Choice Awards. Our blog is a regular contributor to their publication and we are thrilled to have so much community support for our work. The Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter is a tri-state organization with a national and regional
Category: Activism

Municipal Government and Publicly Out LGBTQ Employees

Does it matter if local and regional government employers hire and appoint openly LGBTQ people to leadership roles? This question has launched many a Facebook chats, unleashing discussions on everything from outing people to privacy concerns to dislike of being labeled as “the gay <insert title>.” These are valid points to consider. In my mind,
Category: Activism

A Thank You Note To Share from Persad Center

A lovely follow-up to a post I wrote earlier this week. One of the gentlemen from Persad’s SAGE program sent along this thank-you note (written at 4 AM on Boxing Day) in response to your generosity: Hi;I wish to thank you again for the lunch and the company. But I REALLY was floored by the
Category: Activism

34 Year Old Gay Pgh Man Missing for Two Months

  Black lives matter. Andre Gray is a 34 year old black man who has been missing for two months from his Lawrenceville home. Andre is also part of the LGBTQ community – according to his family, he came out when he was 30 and had recently been involved with someone. Andre is also known
Category: Activism