Sue is founder and editor-in-chief of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents.

Sue Kerr
Sue Kerr

She has an MSW from the University in Pittsburgh and a BA in Political Science from Marymount University. Her undergraduate claim to fame is a six month stint as an intern with then Congressman Rick Santorum.

Born and raised in West Mifflin, Sue attended college in Washington DC, then graduate school in Louisiana and ended up in Kentucky doing social service ministry. She returned to Pittsburgh in 1997.

She has been blogging since 2005. She was a cofounder of The Pittsburgh Women’s Blogging Society and is currently a manager of the Pittsburgh Bloggers. Sue has been published on Huffington Post Gay Voices as well as in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh’s OUT, CUE Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Progressive. She also blogs for The Bilerico Project and BlogHer where is also part of their social media influencer project.

She was named to Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 in 2004 and is a graduate of Leadership Development Initiative Class VII. She was nominated as a Woman Greening Pittsburgh in 2010 and named a “Rising Star” in 2013 for her work in reuse and recycling. Sue was also featured on the “12 Questions” website by Laughing Mouse Press.

Sue is an avid social media user and “microblogs” on Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis. In March 2014, Sue was named one of “16 Pittsburgh Social Media Mavens To Follow” by the website Pop City.

Family Life: Lives with her partner Ledcat and critters on Pittsburgh’s Northside

Compulsions: coffee, soap operas,

Sue can be found at @PghLesbian24 or via email pghlesbian at gmail (dot) com

25-Year-Old Black Trans Woman Murdered on Christmas Day in Chicago

Black Trans Woman Chicago

Just a week after writing about the ugly shooting death of a 19-year-old Black gender nonconforming young adult while they were at a Christmas party, I was hopeful there would be no more deaths to cover in 2020. I was wrong about that and in a very terrible way. Another violent murder of a young […]

Council of the City of Pittsburgh Proclamation that Tuesday, December 29, 2020 is ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

This is a temporary version until the hard copy arrive in a few weeks. “WHEREAS, 15 years ago on December 29th 2005, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents was established as an extension of the community organizing work that local activist Sue Kerr was regularly participating in. Sue was acting as the messenger of many local LGBTQ stories […]

Day 290 otherwise known as Christmas Day

Today was generally a nice day – pleasant, sweet, comforting really. To be honest, it has left me unnerved and apprehensive, as if this one lovely day is a parting gift before disaster strikes. The last time I felt this was during multiple trips to Eat’n Park in early January through mid-March. I had this […]

On Day 288 there were scary ghost stories, but not so much wonderful times

I’m going to strive to better document the banality of our pandemic life, including the existential dread seeping between the day to day moments.Today, Ledcat is on vacation so we started the day reading on the sofa together. There’s no “daily” paper published today so she read the pdf version on her tablet. I scrolled […]

Nine Face Mask Stores That Are Trans and Queer Owned or Friendly

Where to buy face masks

We’ve compiled a series of Q&A posts with LGBTQIA and allied vendors of face masks. These folks are located across the nation. They all have online stores and could benefit from your support. Many of them sell far more than masks so if you have any last minute gifts or just feel like shopping a […]

Black Gender Nonconforming Teen Shot to Death in Alabama

Jaheim Pugh Bella

This is complicated story about identity, but it is a story that must be shared within that complexity because it also reflects the consequences of intolerance and hate in our society. The victim who was murdered in this story was a 19 year old young adult who was identified by friends as using both he/him […]

Facemask Q&A with Dan Rugh of CommonWealth Press

Dan Rugh headshot

maybe im a bad businessperson but not everything needs to say something.  Wearing a mask says something in itself. ~ Dan Rugh, CommonWealth Press

Under My Skin

Well, it happened again. A younger white cis man didn’t like what I said, or perhaps that I had the temerity to say it, and he insulted me. That’s a frequent pattern in Pittsburgh politics. The only thing that has changed over 15 years of blogging is that I have grown older while the age […]

I’m sorry I put my trust in Mike Fuoco

Mike Fuoco Sexual Harassment

I’ve written several blog posts commending a journalist who has recently been revealed to be a serial sexual harasser, to put it mildly. He has stepped down from his leadership role in his union and quit the newspaper he called home for many years. His name is Mike Fuoco. I’m shocked, but not surprised. I’m […]

I Started This Blog 15 Years Ago as a Passive-Aggressive Weapon.

One of my favorite things about blogging is when people figure out that I am passive-aggressively sending them secret messages in the guise of a blog post. This happens when I post something that strikes close to home. They don’t give me the benefit of the doubt to be a reasonably decent observer of human […]