Ledcat aka Laura is a 49 year old lesbian who started blogging when her partner launched this site.
Ledcat is the nickname Sue invented to protect Laura’s identity in the early days of blogging. It is an amalgam of her initials and cat, something Ledcat used back in the days when AOL required a user name. It was only a matter of months before people in the community began calling her Ledcat instead of Laura – as in “Hi, Sue. Where’s Ledcat? I hope she’s coming, too!” (Ahem)
Laura is new to the world of blogging as activism although she has been active in the Pittsburgh LGBT community for many years. She has a law degree from West Virginia College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
She currently resides in Manchester on the North Side of Pittsburgh with her partner Sue and various cats and dogs.
She loves music and reading.
I have been a long time subscriber to the Post Gazette. Every few months I dutifully send my hard earned money to a paper I presume will not fall into the same trap of mindless hatred as some of the other fine papers in this region. After reading Ms. Graham’s article, I realized that I was wrong. […]
A couple of weeks ago I received a package from clothing company HauteButch. The package contained a gorgeous white shirt with gold and blue paisley trim and a blue, gray and white striped bow tie. HauteButch provides fitted menswear styled clothing for butch, stud, boi and tomboi women.Since I self identify as a “soft butch” and […]
Yesterday I bundled up and attended a rally for two women who self-described themselves as studs, and who were allegedly assaulted inside a South Side bar. The crowd that turned out was diverse, which is a good thing. I’m not naive to think that there still isn’t some separation between the black LGBT community and the white […]
Today Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, announced that women were now going to be eligible (albeit gradually) for combat positions in the United States military. This opens a wider variety of positions that can offer women better wages, benefits and skills. This decision is monumental because women, in most instances, can now be treated as […]