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

Kids in Blackface Controversy in Armstrong County

White silence

Content Note: racism, racial justice, white complicity   Around Halloween, two 12-year-old girls allegedly decided to dress up in blackface for Halloween. They were spotted and photographed at a local Dunkin Donuts. The ensuing thread on Facebook, seemingly including the girls’ family members, is filled with threats and more racism and also resistance. While I […]

Yinzers and Jagoffs, Oh My #NaBloPoMo2019 #NaBloPoMoPgh

The Prompt – Do you identify as a ‘yinzer’ or ‘jagoff’ or some other Pittsburghese term altogether? How so? Is there anyone in your life that fits your perception of these terms? In my mind, jagoff is an insult and yinzer is a posture. I use both terms liberally, including variants like “a jag” and […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt Three #NaBloPoMo2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely. Do you identify as a ‘yinzer’ […]

A History of My Friendship With Mayor Bill Peduto

One of the longest running relationships has been with Mayor Bill Peduto. Our friendship is a very loose use of the word; we aren’t personal friends and have rarely had a lot of face-to-face contact. What we’ve shared has been our investment in LGBTQ and other progressive issues, even though we haven’t always been on the exact same side every time.

Five Pieces of Pittsburgh History I Never Knew #NaBloPoMoPgh #NaBloPoMo2019

Westylvania

The Prompt: Summarize what you learned about Pittsburgh’s history in your school days? As an adult, did you learn anything new about Pittsburgh’s history that surprised you? What parts of local history would you like to learn about now? I attended a public school in a blue-collar suburb of Pittsburgh. To my recollection, we never […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt Two #NaBloPoMo2019

NaBloPoMo 2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely.   Summarize what you learned about […]

#NaBloPoMo2019 My relationship to Pittsburgh

The Prompt – Tell us about your geographic relationship to this region. Were you born here? Where did you grow up? Where do you live now? Do you feel a strong tie to any particular neighborhood? What about living in the urban neighborhoods versus the suburbs and rural regions? I was born in a Pittsburgh […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt One #NaBloPoMo2019

NaBloPoMo 2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely.   Tell us about your geographic […]

Carnegie Library Has Not Yet ReScheduled ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ Events

Drag Queen Story Hour Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Earlier this year, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (and the Children’s Museum) cancelled Drag Queen Story Hour in June as a response to vague threats by anonymous rightwing anti-LGBTQ (and anti-drag) crusaders. It was a dark hour for Pittsburgh. But CLP promised that they would bring it back in the Fall. If you take a look […]