The Scholarship I Almost Won Might Help Me Change The World

A session at NN12 with Zach Wahls (far left), Ian Awesome (center) and Todd Heywood (right)

Tell us about a situation where you’d hoped against all hope, where the odds were completely stacked against you, yet you triumphed. In 2013, I was granted a partial scholarship to attend the Netroots Nation Conference in San Jose, California. However, I needed more because I have to bring Ledcat with me – traveling by […]

#TestMe: LGBT and Ally Bloggers, Activists Launch Digital Initiative to Encourage HIV Testing June 27

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This year’s LGBT Connect Session at Netroots Nation has come up with a solid way to come together and promote HIV testing. On Thursday, June 27, you can get tested at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh from 6-9 PM. For information on where to get tested locally, check out these resources Pittsburgh […]

Will I Get To San Jose?

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My friends in social media are AWESOME! (imagine me singing that word) Amidst a field of 98 super qualified exciting people competing for scholarships to the Netroots Nation Conference, I am in 5th place. That’s staggering, as my high school geometry teacher would often say. The top five “vote getters” earn scholarships that cover registration […]

Top Reasons to Vote for Sue to Attend Netroots Nation: Pls Help Me Earn This Scholarship!

Last year, I talked NN organizers into donating excess totes to fight hunger!

I’m in the running for a partial scholarship to attend the national progressive “Netroots Nation” conference this June in San Jose, California. I’m the only person from Pgh (only 3 from PA total) and one of the few LGBTQ persons in the list. The top five vote getters will receive a scholarship and 15 more […]

Don’t Make Me Wear a Rick Santorum Sweater Vest!

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You may have noticed that I’m trying to win a scholarship to Netroots Nation? If I am selected, this will cover a significant part of my expenses to travel to this 3 day conference plus the 1 day LGBTQ by-invitation-only preconference. I played the “I used to intern for Rick Santorum” card the other day […]

Breaking: Our Change.Org Petition Met Signature Goal in Under 36 Hours

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Just a quick note to thank everyone for their support. It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to run two simultaneous crowdsharing type tasks, but with your support – we are getting there. Our petition at Change.org just reached the initial goal of 500 signatures in less than 1.5 days! We’ve had media inquiries […]

THIS Could Be My Way to San Jose – Please Vote For My Scholarship Application

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Please help me get to California for Netroots Nation 13. What? A trip to California?  San Jose is one of the greenest cities in the nation and NN was the first conference to donate tote bags all the way back in 2009. I really need to be there. And I need your vote to win […]

Trans Panel from Netroots Nation 12

Trans Panel from Netroots Nation 12

I’ve intended to post this for weeks now. I did not attend because of a schedule conflict, but I think this is really worth a watch. I met Joss, Autum and Monica at the event — they are terrific people and very articulate on a variety of issues. I suspect they also get some labeling […]

Lesbian Reflection on Netroots Nation 2012: Part One

Lesbian Reflection on Netroots Nation 2012: Part One

“Reentry” as I like to refer to post-vacation/travel time seems to be over – work schedules resumed, pets reclaimed from assorted boarding venues, cats no longer glued to our sides and a new gallon of milk has been purchased. Ah, the glamorous life of two middle aged Pittsburgh lesbians … happy that we get through […]