Pittsburgh Archive

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

FOUND 14 Year Old Boy Missing in Pittsburgh

UPDATE – Da’Juan has been found safe, according to local police.   Because #BlackLivesMatter – I hope you will share this post.    
Category: Activism

One Month Until the Return of Fish Fry Fridays

  Ash Wednesday is fast approaching (February 18.) This means two things for me – I need to order a Mardi Gras cake lickety split and I need to prepare for the return of Fish Fry Fridays. This feature is fun – we visit a different fish fry each Friday during Lent and share our
Category: Recreation/Social

The Real Reason LGBTQ Visibility in Pgh Gov Matters

             
Category: Activism

UPDATED: Donate To Send North Side Youth on a Snow Tubing Trip

UPDATE – in 36 hours, we’ve reached 41% of our goal ($500). Please help us cross the finish line so the kids hear the good news on Monday.   Jefferson Recreation Center is a North Side based community recreation center serving youth of all ages. They are hoping to take 13-15 young members (ages 8-18)
Category: Activism

The 44 Year Old Bridesmaid

I’ve never been a bridesmaid. I’ve been the lector (the person who reads during a Catholic Mass) many times over, but never a bridesmaid. Don’t get me wrong, this has its advantages. I can wear whatever dress I want, I often was included in the pre-wedding festivities and my outlay of cash was minimal. But
Category: Activism

Erie is the 7th Queerest City in the US According to The Advocate

Satire Warning. This is not, I repeat this is not a statistically accurate analysis of queer friendliness. It is, however, an interesting glimpse at some non-traditional locations in the nation. You may have noticed in previous years that some local LGBTQ groups in Pittsburgh were ecstatic about our ranking among the “LGBT Friendliest Cities” in
Category: Culture

Pittsburgh Vigil for Andi Woodhouse, Trans Man Who Died By Suicide

On Saturday, January 3, a dozen people gathered on the 10th Street Bridge near Pittsburgh’s South Side to honor the memory of Andi Woodhouse. Andi was a 24-year-old trans man, a new resident of Pittsburgh who died by suicide in mid-December at this location. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did a nice story leading into the vigil.
Category: Activism