Philadelphia Trans Woman, Diamond Williams, Murdered & Further Violated by the Media

UPDATED Last week, Diamond Williams – a trans woman living in Philly – was brutally murdered and dismembered by Charles Sargent, then dumped in a vacant lot  in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. Sargent is in jail and has been charged. Sadly, the mainstream media added another atrocious twist to this gruesome story by making repeated […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Calls for ENDA Passage

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has come out in support of passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Although federal law bans employment discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, age and disability, it does not prohibit bias due to sexual orientation or gender identity. Some states have laws that provide such protection, but Pennsylvania is among 29 […]

More Facebook Style Homophobia – Facebook, Apparently, Likes Jags?

So if God Hates Jags and Facebook rejects a paid post that says so, does that mean Facebook does not hate jags or that they might even like jags? Could Facebook secretly be teaming up with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to redeem the jagoff? Do you think anyone at Facebook HQ knows what a jag is? […]

Photos from the Pgh Trayvon Martin Sit-In Weds July 17, 2013

On Wednesday, July 17, I attended the press conference called by the community in response to the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin as well as other incidents of racial injustice in Pittsburgh. After the press conference, the group moved to the City County Building where they delivered […]

My Thoughts on LGBT Outreach

The folks at OutreachU, a local business supporting non-profits with tools for advocacy and outreach efforts, asked me to talk with them about the outreach successes in the LGBTQ community. Here’s my first video. To keep it “real” we were able to record the video in one of the offices at the Gay and Lesbian […]

Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival is Back!

Fri & Sat nights: $20; or groups of 20+: $15 Thurs night and Sat. matinee: $15 For reservations: PPTF13@gmail.com or 412-256-8109

Disrupting Injustice As Usual for Trayvon Martin – A Call To Action for Pgh’s LGBTQ Community

To get caught up on the details of how queer organizers at New Voices Pittsburgh are leading the local response to the verdict in the trial of the murder of Trayvon Martin, click here (I’ll return to that later.) Here’s what’s coming up:   Wednesday, July 17, 12p Press Conference Allegheny County Courthouse 436 Grant […]

Tampons, Texas and Tears – Sister Supplies

The meme about the Texas State Legislature banning state resident from bringing tampons or pads into the General Assembly buildings during a heated debate on abortion really got me thinking. On its face, this is patently absurd – have you ever tried to throw a tampon at anyone? Or a pad? Even drenched in water, […]

Wild Lesbian Night In Rehoboth

During our recent trip to Rehoboth Beach, we met a woman a few years older than us who wanted to experience the lesbian life (she’s a lesbian.) So we headed out one evening to see what we could find. Rehoboth has a reputation for being gay owned and gay friendly. It didn’t take us long […]