Pittsburgh Underground [Queer] Film Festival – This Weekend!

The 3rd annual PUFF weekend is in a new locale at KST’s Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Avenue. A weekend of films, panels, parties, and the Assemble + PUFF QUEER ART & COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE. On April 26, at 7:30pm, PUFF opens with the regional premiere of KNIFE+HEART, a wry slasher film set in Paris, 1979, where […]

Q&A with Deb Gross, Candidate for Pittsburgh City Council District 7

Deb Gross for City Council

We are revisiting our Political Q&A series for the upcoming elections of 2019. We’ve reached out to candidates who are pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ, asking them a series of questions about their campaigns. We’ve sent out about a dozen Q&A’s to folks who agreed to participate. Candidates can be anywhere in Pennsylvania running for any level of […]

Resist the Chick-fil-A Sponsorship of the Pgh Marathon With This Queer Shirt #Yinz

A t-shirt is a functional object that most people can use and wear and enjoy, but it can also be a way to carry an affordable piece of art around with you on your body, or make a statement that can allow you to connect with other people. Getting into the t-shirt business has made […]

Ten Alternative Gifts to Celebrate Easter & Spring & More

alternative easters gifts

We are honoring Passover and Easter this week along with the first real lasting bout of spring weather. This means lots of sniffles, but also buying stuff for gifts – candy, toys, etc. I don’t want to take away your joy at gnawing on that giant chocolate ear, but there are some other ways you […]

Pittsburgh Roots Pride Organizers Need & Deserve Community Support

These are my own thoughts, I cannot speak for Joy and Michael. In 2015, they stepped up to lead a resistance against corporatized, corrupt Pride defined by Iggy Azalea but grounded in much deeper problems in the regional LGBTQ community. Beyond resisting, they created a three year project, Roots Pride, celebrating and centering those typically […]

Tig, Ellen, and Hannah Walked Onto a Stage … and Wanda is Next

Recently, we decided to watch Ellen DeGeneres’ stand-up special on Netflix. Titled Relatable, we were so inspired by our lesbian sisterhood to watch the Tig Notaro special Happy to be Here. After that, we looked at one another and used our sapphic bond to agree that of course we must re-watch the Hannah Gatsby special Nanette  […]

Review: Bella Frutteto Restaurant in Wexford

Stuffed Chicken Asiago

We were both feeling restless yesterday so I suggested we try a new restaurant. To be on the safe side, I opted for something new-to-us and Italian cuisine versus something very off our radar. And that’s how we ended up in Wexford dining at Bella Frutteto. We both like Italian food. We stopped supporting a […]

Safe in my flower box garden?

I’ve been sticking close to home lately. It helps to manage anxiety and sadness to be in a safe, comfortable space. It’s a tradeoff because I feel lonely, but my projects are doing okay – cat food drive is helping a lot of folks, Q&As are booming, and occasionally people offer to come see me […]

Q&A with Dale Lazarov, a Gay Puerto Rican Comic Book Writer and Poet

Dale Lazarov 3 Rivers Comic Con

A few months ago,  my friend Joe Wos told me about his friend, Dale, a comic creator also known as the Stan Lee of Gay. Of course, I was interested and it turns out that Dale is coming to Pittsburgh May 11-12 for 3 Rivers Comic Con, so we set up a  chat. Dale is […]

Villanelle and Ivy Moxam: Jodie Comer’s Seemingly Disparate Roles

Jodie Comer

CN: possible spoilers for Killing Eve, Thirteen, references to abuse, violence Like you, I was enamored with Villanelle from the BBC hit series Killing Eve. I Googled the resume of actor Jodie Comer and was genuinely shocked. Yes, shocked to learn I had watched Jodie in the lead role of another series and didn’t even realize […]