A little update about asthma

It has been a tough month. I had a virus aka flu-like thing that wiped me out for days and landed me on a course of prednisone for my asthma. Not being able to breath sucks. Wheezing continuously sucks. Realizing your usual course of meds aren’t working sucks. While pred is a wonder drug for […]

Huge News for #AMPLIFY – A Major Grant to Bring More LGBTQ Voices To The Table

AMPLIFY

Big, big news for our little project. We have received a $15,000 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation to support our work throughout 2016. The funds will be used to revamp this website to make the #AMPLIFY content easier to find, read and navigate. We will also be out in full force throughout the region to […]

Five Reasons I Am Proud of Myself This Week

Apple Pie

It has been a difficult month for me. Let’s just leave it at this – some very unpleasant ‘stuff’ from my childhood has been stirred up and I’ve been struggling to respond appropriately. At the same time, the crazy weather has my asthma in full assault mode so I’m having to take medication to breathe […]

TWOC Maya Young, 25, Fatally Stabbed in Philly

Maya Young Philadelphia

Terribly sad news from Philadelphia – Maya Young, a 25 year old trans woman of color, was stabbed to death Saturday February 20. Police have released no motive and do not have anyone in custody. Please note the cited media report uses her old name.  Misgendering and detailing Maya’s own criminal history – even though […]

Pittsburgh Opera Brings Gertrude Stein’s Love Story to Pittsburgh: Interview With Ricky Ian Gordon

  This week, the Pittsburgh Opera hosts the Pennsylvania debut of ’27’ – an opera about the love story of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. Ricky has Pittsburgh ties and graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us. 1. Tell me about your first impression of Pittsburgh. I […]

Thank You For Nine Nominations In The Readers Choice Awards

We are honored to be nominated for nine awards across eight categories for the 2016 Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter Reader’s Choice Awards.  Thank you to everyone who nominated us in these categories. We regularly contribute to the newsletter and appreciate their good work in the Southwest Central PA region. This is the semi-final ballot. To vote, […]

Fish Fry Friday: St. James in Sewickley

Pittsburgh Fish Fry

Name: St. James Church Date: February 12, 2016 Time We Ate: 7 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this Google maps collection. You can also follow them on Facebook and find tons of reviews and suggestions. Here is our general criteria: In review, the factors we assess or review include: Location/directions/parking/signage Atmosphere/Volunteer […]

Taking an #AMPLIFY Hiatus

AMPLIFY

It has been quite a few months – we’ve been invited to contribute to the Post-Gazette Forum section, working on the first issue of the AMPLIFY zine and exploring a stage play performance for Pride month. All exciting stuff, but also time consuming – that, plus fundraising for AMPLIFY has literally consumed most of my […]

The Tough Times

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I’ve been having a hard time of late. There are some serious issues associated with my childhood and my still-living relatives that have surfaced and are somewhat torturing me. I have bad dreams, I feel pretty sad and I don’t feel like there’s any resolution to be had. Tough times. I’m not sleeping well so […]