Pittsburgh Archive

Update On My Pgh Holiday Things To Do

In early November, I published a list of holiday things that I’d like to do this year. My plans were unexpectedly derailed when I learned that my 13 year-old dog has cancer. In fact, just today he had surgery to remove the growth and will spend the next two weeks recuperating. So my holiday things-to-do
Category: Culture

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

Bricolage, WESA 90.5 Bring #WonderfulLife to Pgh Airwaves

I’ll take the tweet seats any time – especially if I can enjoy the local arts scene while using my phone with full-on permission of the folks in charge. Bricolage invites local twitter users (like @PghLesbian24 and @Ledcat) to attend performances and provide a live tweet review throughout the evening. So we toddled Downtown last
Category: Culture

I Have Never Had To Put My Hands Up For The Police

UPDATED Earlier this week at 1 PM, I stood outside my home in observance of the 4.5 minute tribute to Michael Brown. I wasn’t able to join my Northside neighbors a few miles up the street so I stood alone on my block in the freezing sleet. It was definitely uncomfortable, but not just because
Category: Activism

What Does It Mean to Amplify?

The word amplify has been rolling around my brain for months now. I’ve been following two distinct, but interconnected threads on social media about the need for allies to amplify the voices of people of color and transgender people – in lieu of speaking for them. And let me be very clear here – these
Category: Activism

PA To Host 19 Events Honoring the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

Thursday, November 20 will be the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR.) According to the Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition: At least 19 organized vigils will be held in communities throughout the commonwealth for TDoR on November 20th, 2014. This is large increase from just a few events held in Pittsburgh and Southeastern Pennsylvania before
Category: Activism

Pittsburgh Municipal Equality Index Score Increases for 2014

The 2014 HRC Municipal Equality Index has been released. Pittsburgh residents have gained significant benefit from the 2014 court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, but has only made slight actual gains in terms of municipal initiated efforts to address equality. Pittsburgh’s most noticeable ongoing weakness is evident in the “gender identity” indicators. The scoring
Category: Activism

Giveaway: Tickets For Indecent Divas Cabaret This Weekend

Our friends at Off The Wall Theater have once again offered you the chance to explore the local arts scene – this time through a limited performance. Indecent Divas is a cabaret “with sass and questionable class” featuring Anna Elder and Rebecca CovertĀ for an evening of bawdy music, risque humor, and lots of wicked surprises!
Category: Culture