Pittsburgh Man Says He Was Assaulted in Local 7-Eleven Because He Is Transgender

Zahair Martinez Pittsburgh

Zahair Martinez, a Black transgender man living in Pittsburgh, claims he was assaulted inside a 7-Eleven on Wood Street in Downtown Pittsburgh by a group of seven people. This was 10:15 AM on Sunday December 2. Martinez spoke with WTAE “ZAHAIR MARTINEZ TELLS ME HE WAS TARGETED FROM THE SECOND HE WALKED INTO THIS DOWNTOWN […]

Ask Pgh 7-Eleven Franchise Owner to Meet and Discuss Trans Bashing Incident

Here’s the story in a nutshell. I witnessed an employee of a local 7-Eleven (Western Avenue on the Northside) use the word “tranny” while at the register and I confronted him. He ran into the office, I reported him to corporate and asked for a meeting with the store owner. They refuse. I simply want […]

Flip the Script: a Q&A for Sue Created by Anne Lynch

Flip the Script

This is the first installment of our new blogging Q&A project: Flip the Script. I have invited a group of friends and acquaintances to design a Q&A for me to answer. As we near #AMPLIFY 300, I thought it would be a good opportunity to ‘flip the script’ and put myself on the opposite side […]

The Man Always Wins

Pittsburgh Lesbian

Tell us about a time when you fought authority and took a stand against β€œthe man.” Did you win? I usually do not win. And this is why I blog more about soap operas and less about local politics. I stood up to Dan Onorato for misleading people about his LGBTQ voting record and not […]

Why Can’t I Use “Nice” Words When I Ask For Help? ALL THE VULGAR WORDS!

I’m circulating a petition asking a local business owner to meet and discuss a situation where an employee used the word “tranny.” I’m encountering resistance from people who would prefer I not include the word “tranny” (even in quotes) because it offends them. It is vulgar. Or its so in their face. It is not […]