I have several intense blog posts circling my mind, waiting for the right moment to leap onto the page. So today I am deliberating choosing a lighter blog prompt for #NaBloPoMo – a blog prompt proxy of sorts. What do you read on a daily or regular basis? I read differently now, thanks to the […]
The folks at Bier’s Pub invite the LGBTQ community and allies to an evening of fine craft brew, drink specials, and appetizers, hosted by Northside neighbor Brian O’Neill columnist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Happy Hour proceeds will benefit two important LGBTQ projects. SisTers PGH focuses on the needs of homeless transgender neighbors throughout the […]
Why did I start blogging? I was not a kid who wanted to grow up to be a writer. I did not keep a journal or diary. I wasn’t a very good writer, in fact, until my years at LSU with the fearsome and exacting faculty in the graduate department of Political Science. What I […]
Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts? When I began blogging, our desktop computer was in the attic so I ran up there each morning and again after work. Laptops reunited me with Ledcat 🙂 Now, I mostly blog from our sofa. “My” side is on the right. I […]
What motivated you to take part in this project? I didn’t want to give into the fear. Now more than ever, we need to be seen and heard. I remembered the movie ‘Milk’ (loved that movie!) and Sean Penn (as Harvey Milk) saying ‘Come out, come out, wherever you are!’ but now I can’t seem to verify that anywhere. But, the quote I can verify as Harvey Milk’s, that is just as relevant is..’Hope will never be silent’. Here’s to never losing hope.
30-year-old Candace Towns of Macon, Georgia is the 23rd transgender person lost to anti-trans violence in 2017. From Monica Roberts at Transgriot: Towns was staying at the Rodeway Inn on Eisenhower Parkway, was last seen alive Saturday, and was reported missing on Sunday. At 4 PM EDT Tuesday an anonymous 911 call was received reporting […]
You should go read the Pgh City Paper issue about the drag community, including interviews with our friends Kierra Darshell and Esai aka E! The Dragnificent. There’s a lot more – an editorial, exploration of drag kings, and other interviews.
What is your favourite part about writing? I’m rolling my eyes as I tackle this prompt. Regular readers know that I wrestle with the idea of identifying as a writer or artist or anything like that. I’ve adjusted to the idea that blogging is an art form and that blogging is a writing style. And […]