Rev Leonard, 37, is a Black same-gender loving freedom fighter
October is LGBT History Month. I’ve asked several people to share their thoughts on regional historical events that left an impression on them. Some contributors are LGBTQ, some are allies. All are people I think you will enjoy hearing from this month. If you would like to submit a guest post, please click here. Bloomers and […]
True T Entertainment celebrates Queer People of Color through Creative Art, Entertainment, Resource Sharing, and Activism. To honor the work of this organization & acknowledge their contributions to LGBT History, we interviewed co-founders Naheen Cavallleri and John Easter. You can also check out Naheen’s AMPLIFY Q&A. October is LGBT History Month. I’ve asked several people […]
Name: Meg Age: 28 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: They/Them and She/Her How do you describe your identity? Genderqueer, Pansexual Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I have always identified with bisexual, but at 27 I came out to family after entering the queer community more and […]
I’ve blogged about three of my 2x great grandmothers, all on my paternal side of the family. Most people have eight 2x great grandmothers, four on the paternal side and four on the maternal. The final paternal 2x great grandma is perhaps the most mysterious of my recent ancestors – her name, I now know, […]
Saturday, October 1 head over to James Street Gastropub for one of the finest brunches in the city – drag brunch hosted by Kierra Darshell, Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag. We are pleased to be the official social media sponsor of this one-of-a-kind event. Doors open at 12 PM and the show starts at 12:30. […]
Name: Amy Age: 46 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: She/Her How do you describe your identity? Cis gendered bisexual Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I was out when i was younger & lived in another city. But since i fell in love with man, I haven’t really […]
This is a simple story, but one that illustrates cultural competency and respect by a LGBTQ organization. Earlier this year, TransPride Pittsburgh announced plans for their annual TransPride Pride Week and weekend conference, set for the end of September. The weekend conference was scheduled to have a professional day on Friday September 29, a community […]
I stepped outside on the stoop and a woman sitting in her car told me a raccoon was ‘on the loose’ and might bite me. So I stepped back into the house and decided to call my neighbor with ‘Scrap the Trap – Pittsburgh.’ A few minutes later, I was tracking an obviously terrified young […]
Do you remember Kala Thomas? She was 25 years old raising four children as a single, working black mother in Garfield with the support of her extended family. On May 23, her body was discovered on the hillside behind her home. Her abandoned car was found the next day. Police have not identified any suspects. […]
Perhaps that is her story, her legacy even. She like so many women in history are lost to us in terms of details, but real to us in terms of having actually been here and part of the tapestry of our lives. She existed in all of her unrecorded, complicated and stark reality. Her legacy is real even if the details are shrouded. Perhaps this post will unearth more details or perhaps it will simply honor the life story that we know.
Rest in power, Grandma Annie.