Local LGBTQ Links We’re Reading – February 9, 2018

Here are the LGBTQ related links we’ve been reading this past week. Let us know what we missed. I’m just getting restarted on this feature so I am sure I’ve missed some pieces. Please leave a comment if you know something I should include.

A local business owner’s gay son is making an impact in the sports world. Blues game operations director Jason Pippi takes pride in bringing gay community to Scottrade Center

The City Paper has a lovely feature on the debut of the new EP from moon baby.

The PG ran a piece from the Los Angeles Times about Walgreens making a huge stride forward with regard to support for the transgender community. Walgreens changes restroom policy after customer says store discriminated against her

‘No Gay? No Way!’ campaign asks Amazon to skip Pennsylvania in HQ2 search via the Trib

Pittsburgh also mentioned in another article in Q Notes

And WESA also profiles this story.

As does the website Governing.

And Philly.com

The City Paper explores a controversy involving an art project lifting up the experiences of Black women. The AMERICAN WOMAN project seeks to highlight black women, but a similarly titled CNN project could overshadow it. “I wanted to start a dialogue, and I also wanted it to be very visual in that, well, what does America look like?”

The Trib has an uplifting review of the latest production at City Theatre ‘The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey’ which runs through February 25. This is a powerful LGBTQ story that includes stage contributions from Dreams of Hope.

WQED profiles Pittsburgh’s transgender community in documentary. You should definitely watch this online.

Pittsburgh’s own Viva Valezz aka Dre Varela shares her experiences parenting her genderfluid child who was recently targeted by rightwing extremists for their drag artistry.

From the Observer-Reporter COMMENTARY Prioritizing party over principle comes at a price by East Washington resident Kent James.

Pittsburgh Penguins Clap Back At Twitter Troll Who Doesn’t Support Inclusivity from New Now Next

Scranton native Adam Rippon ready to make more Olympic history

A beautiful piece “Where’s Waldo?” By Emma Steckline, first place, high school prose, 15, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12.

PublicSource is publishing a series ‘Let’s Talk About Race’ which features the voices of several local LGBTQ folks.

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