Guest Blog Post: Fever sale? How COVID-19 is affecting this particular arts-based small business.

Small Business COVID-19 Coronavirus

I’m coping by trying to focus on practical, actionable, data-driven preventative measures we can take to assist the most at-risk people in our families and communities. The following is a post I wrote last Thursday, March 12, on the Facebook page for my business, Etna Print Circus. I chose to share it with a couple […]

Guest Post by Ava: Five Queer Modern Artists to Follow on Instagram

Queer Artists to Follow on Instagram

Our niece Ava has put together a list of Instagram feeds you should be following. This is her first of what I hope will be many blog posts. ~ Sue Here’s a list of queer modern artists and some information as to why you should follow their Instagram. Elton John. For many years, singer, Elton […]

Phat Man Dee “I remember the Holocaust so that I can see it happening to other people and speak against it.”

Phat Man Dee International Holocaust Day of Remembrance

A guest blog post from Phat Man Dee on this International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020   As a child it never occurred to me that people would not remember the Holocaust. After all, who could forget something that stole so many branches of my family tree? It was this deep understanding of horror in my […]

Twinkle! Kids Drag Variety Show Lets Kids Express Themselves

Drag Variety Show kids Pittsburgh

This is a post from contributing drag artist, E! The Dragnificent ~ Sue Twinkle! is an amazing kids drag variety show that lets kids express themselves the way that they thrive in performance. This annual show was founded by my mother, Dré Aliquo-Varela in August of 2014. The first-ever twinkle show was put on at […]

Guest Blog Post: Princess Jafar on Princess Jafar “We aren’t big enough yet to be quiet or humble”

Princess Jafar Pittsburgh

We aren’t big enough yet to be quiet or humble and we need to promote the communities projects not just ones we were a direct part of. One of my art residency colleagues (that reads fancy doesn’t it?) has two nights of a terrific live show coming up at the end of November. I dropped […]

E! The Dragnificent Reviews Broadway Drag Bingo

On September 20, our newest contributor visited a new offering ffrom the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Broadway Bingo. E! The Dragnificent who happens to be studying musical theater has an inside glimpse of this new series. Disclosure: we were provided with a pair of tickets to this event. E! also won a pair of socks, […]

Guest Post: The Art of Drag Culture Through the Gaze of E! The Dragnificent

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I invited E! The Dragnificent to help me with some blogging related to drag culture and drag artists. She helped me craft the questions for our interview with Aquaria, a Pennsylvania native who is part of the Werq The World tour coming to Pittsburgh. And then E wrote this essay about why she loves Ru […]

“Can you take a 13-year-old Caucasian boy?” Guest Blog Post for #LGBTQFamiliesDay

Lesbian Foster Family

This is a guest post written by a friend who is a foster parent. Her son has given permission to share pieces of his story to signal boost the vital role of LGBTQ foster families. This is part of our contributions to the #LGBTQFamiliesDay project. Content Note: Abuse, Trauma, Homophobia, Family Rejection “Can you take […]

In Loving Memory of Bobby Peck (1965 – 2018)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF BOBBY PECK Rory T Peck, known as Bobby, valued human connection above all else and is grieved by the many people whose lives he touched. He pursued a life mission to live and model the interconnectedness of all things. On November 8, 2018 at the age of 53, he passed away […]

Pride is in the Person, not the Parade: A Guest Blog Post by Billy Hileman

A guest post from longtime LGBTQ activist and former Pride committee member, Billy Hileman. This is in response to decisions by the Delta Foundation that excluded Richard Parsakian’s participation as curator of dance performances at the festival, and separately left him no choice but to withdraw the historic rainbow pride flag. For the first time in […]