A Day With Social Anxiety

Mental health Awareness Month Anxiety

Today is Saturday. My wife and I decided to run some errands. We set our schedule the evening before – we wanted to accomplish several things Go to the shoe store for her to get some new sneakers Drop my ballot at the County Executive Office PIck up a curbside order from Target Stop by […]

A Third Update on the Political Q&A Series on My Blog – Which Candidates Responded and Which Have Not (yet)

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As of today, we’ve received and published Q&As from 13 candidates. 10 other candidates requested a Q&A, but still haven’t followed through on their commitment. At least 11 candidates ignored my request INCLUDING Josh Shapiro. I recently blogged about the WHY it matters piece of identifying candidates who haven’t followed through on their commitment or […]

Win a Pair of Tickets to see Jens Lekman at The Warhol on Weds 5/18

The Warhol welcome back Jens Lekman, from Gothenburg, Sweden. Lekman’s unique sensibility draws from his droll sense of humor, romance, and melody, taking inspiration from artists such as Arthur Russell, The Magnetic Fields, Calvin Johnson, and Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. Lekman has an extensive catalogue of releases including his acclaimed 2007 full-length, Night Falls […]

PublicSource is launching a new gender and identity newsletter

Lots of news from PublicSource –  As PublicSource celebrates its 10th anniversary, the organization announces the promotion of Halle Stockton to the role of editor-in-chief. Stockton has named Rich Lord as managing editor. I’ve contributed several pieces to PublicSource. I’ve been a long-time fan of Rich Lord’s reporting. He left the City Paper for the Post-Gazette […]

Proud to Endorse Democrat John Fetterman for U.S. Senate

John Fetterman for Senate

I am proud to support Democrat John Fetterman for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania Primary. He’s a flawed human being who defies convention by not hiding his flaws. He’s more humble than I anticipated and, perhaps most importantly, he listens to people. His statewide tour during his first months in office as Lt. Governor really […]

Q&A with Sara Innamorato, Candidate for PA House District 21

Sara

As a lifelong Pittsburgher and resident of Lawrenceville for 12 years, I have spent my free time getting to know the identity of each community, sometimes each ward, by listening to the personal stories of my constituent. This is the next post of our 2022 primary election season series ‘Political Q&A’ with progressive candidates throughout […]

Proud to Endorse Democrat Summer Lee for Congress

I am proud to support Summer Lee for Congress in the Pennsylvania Primary. She’s been proactive with engaging the LGBTQ community since I first met her in 2017. And she’s never stopped advocating, creating a better world, and holding us all accountable for doing the same. She fearlessly challenges institutions that try to hold her […]

24-year-old white Trans Man Ray Muscat Shot to Death by Girlfriend in Michigan

Ray Muscat

Raymond ‘Ray’ Muscat is the most recent victim of the campaign of violence claiming the lives of trans neighbors, a terror campaign. Ray was a 24-year-old white trans man, born and raised in Michigan. Ray was shot to death by his live-in girlfriend who also shot her brother to death and then fled on Sunday, […]

Q&A with Malcolm Kenyatta, Candidate for US Senate

Malcolm Kenyatta LGBT

I am backed by multiple unions and every progressive organization that has decided to weigh in on this race. My support of elected officials spans all across the commonwealth This is the next post of our 2022 primary election season series ‘Political Q&A’ with progressive candidates throughout Pennsylvania. Candidates can be anywhere in Pennsylvania running […]

I am a person who had a mother. And now I don’t.

JIm Pryor

The 1950 Census has been made public and I recently found my 1942-born mother living with her parents and siblings in Munhall. She was seven at the time the census taker visited. It is the first official proof I have from her “permanent record” – she was a little girl living with her family, her […]