Pittsburgh Pirates Archive

Blogging Because We Are Family!

I was a young girl of 8 when the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted the song “We Are Family” during their drive to win the World Series in 1979.  As a grown woman of 42 living in Pittsburgh, the song is permanently fused in my head as both an LGBTQ and sports champion anthem. Perhaps that’s fitting
Category: Activism

Podcamp Pittsburgh Panel: Talking About Fairness & Accuracy

This was a highlight of my fall … a 45 minute discussion with Tony Norman (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Chris Potter (Pittsburgh City Paper), Aria Charles (Best Buddies) and Chaz Kellem (Pittsburgh Pirates) about fairness & accuracy in social media. And it was an honor that Jon Delano of KDKA attended and made some excellent points.
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Our Session at Podcamp Pittsburgh – Fairness and Accuracy in Language

So … many months ago PG columnist Tony Norman used the term “sexual preference” in an otherwise positive column. When I called him on it, he explained that it was simply a matter of language evolving and that sexual orientation was the newest terminology. After some back and forth, he agreed to take a gander
Category: Activism

NetRoots Nation 2012 – Reporting From The LGBT Pre-Conference

Greetings from Providence. It is somewhat chilly here, but what a beautiful town. We are near the capitol building in a fancy, schmancy hotel with a great view and no vending machines (i know, i know.) After a 15 hour travel saga that was mostly uneventful thanks to Megabus, we made it here and spent
Category: Activism

The Pirates ‘It Gets Better’ Video …

What do you think?    
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Media Alert: PITTSBURGH PIRATES TO RELEASE ‘IT GETS BETTER’ VIDEO

For Immediate Release Contact:                 Sue Kerr Phone:                   412-216-3535 Email:                    suecatsocialmedia@gmail.com   PITTSBURGH PIRATES TO RELEASE ‘IT GETS BETTER’ VIDEO Pirates Partnered With Local LGBT Youth Projects To Raise Awareness Of The Impact Of Bullying And Encourage Victims PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates will unveil their contribution to the It Gets Better Project during pre-game on Friday, May 4, 2012.
Category: Activism

Victory – Pirates to Debut “It Gets Better” Video on Friday Night

Remember last year when I sent you a link to this petition asking for your support to encourage the Pittsburgh Pirates to make a video for the “It Gets Better” project? You did it. The Pirates made a very excellent video. They debuted it to the youth at the GLCC Friday Night program and it
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