Poet and Playwright Judy Meiksin Talks Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival

Pittsburgh Pride Theater

The Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival returns for it’s sixth season this weekend. We caught up with Judy Meiksin to learn more about the event. Tomorrow, we’ll talk with one of the authors, Staci Backauskus. You can read our interview with director Ted Hoover from last year. The festival runs the first two weekends in June […]

Lucas and Brad and Felix and Sonny and Will: Soap Opera Gay Storyline Updates

GH Lucas Gay Kiss

I use gay in the headline with intent – the stories are all about gay men. The good news is that two of the three men are queer people of color (Felix and Brad) and that the stories are pretty good in a soapy way. But as they unfold, it does make me pine for […]

Pittsburgh Dyke and Trans March Set for Sat June 21 in Bloomfield

Pittsburgh Dyke March

  Join us for the 2014 Dyke and Trans March which will once again take place in Bloomfield. We’ll meet at Morrow Triangle (Baum at Liberty) to make signs, listen to our guest speakers and then take to the streets.The route is a little over 1 mile in length (Liberty to Taylor, Right on Taylor […]

Could I Be the Patron Saint of Bloggers?

Patron Saint Blogger

  In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game. Google “Patron Saint of Bloggers” and see how many suggestions you receive. As with many things, saints are assigned new duties by the faithful masses using […]

Summertime Traditions For Our LGBTQ Family

LGBTQ Families

My family includes two humans – myself and my partner of 11 years, Ledcat. We have some extended family, some family of choice and a slew of furry family members. I participate in the Blogging for LGBTQ Families event because I think it is so important to raise the visibility of all families, especially queer […]

Tipping point? Eddie Izzard makes me think

British comedian Eddie Izzard brought his “Force Majeure” tour to Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater this weekend. “Force majeure” is a French term, often inserted into legal documents, that refers to an “irresistible power,” and Izzard is that — in fact, he’s amazing. It’s hard to believe anyone has Izzard’s level of energy. He is in constant […]

More Maude Than Dorothy

Sue Kerr

Open the first photo album you can find — real or virtual, your call — and stop at the first picture of yourself you see there . Tell us the story of that photo. Here’s the first photo I took this photo on Monday, March 17 as part of the #365FeministSelfie project. Some folks on […]