What To Do If ICE Comes To Your Door via Casa San José

What to do if ICE comes to your door

Via Case San José. If you are looking for a way to combat family separation here in Pittsburgh, you can go here https://casasanjose.org/donate/ to donate to Fondo Solidario, which helps get people out on bond so that they can fight their case at home, with the loving support of their families. .

Vote for Us As The Best Local Blog in Pittsburgh #BestOfPgh By Sunday!

Did you vote yet? I was asked to make a last minute plug for my blog Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents – will you vote me before Sunday?   I won this category in 2016, the first time they ever had it and back when it was Best Local Blogger rather than Best Local Blog. I took […]

MazeToons Honors Stonewall Riots Anniversary with Reference to Tree Sequoia

Tree Sequoia

From Joe Wos, long-time ally and supporter at MazeToons Today’s MazeToons I was faced with a problem. How to pay tribute to the Stonewall riot without appearing glib. So I went with a very subtle tribute to someone who has been there since the start! The bartender who was there then and is still now- […]

City of Pittsburgh Honors 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

  I was unable to attend this press conference, but I have been talking with Councilperson Strassburger’s team about the proposed legislation – I had no idea these gaps existed. Kudos to them for filling that gap. We’ll have more on that later. Note that Councilperson Strasssburger is wearing a ‘Yinz is a Gender Neutral […]

So About My #GLAADaward and Queer Erasure in the Pittsburgh Media Market

GLAAD award outstanding blog

My latest column for The Pittsburgh Current is out today. I decided to explore how the lack of mainstream media coverage of this blog winning a national media award reflects the larger issue of queer erasure in media in this market. Colleagues working in local media markets told me that the story was ignored because […]

Q&A with Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Second Lady of Pennsylvania

Gisele Fetterman

“I want Pennsylvania to be a safe, just, and more welcoming place for everyone.  I want everyone to have an opportunity to thrive in our state.” Gisele and I have been social media friends for several years, most typically coming together when there is a need that taps into our mutual social justice skills and […]

How much would you pay to hear Ed Pinto’s queer life story? #AMPLIFY

Ed Pinto Pittsburgh

This is Ed Pinto aka Eduardo Pienta aka Eddie the Jagoff. I met Ed in January 2017 at a fundraiser organized by Viva Valezz to support the ACLU. His body was covered in ink, the ‘script’ of a performance spoken word piece. I was impressed that he could do a backbend and had very pretty […]

Drag Artist Jade Elektra Wows Toronto AIDS Vigil with Her Version of ‘Undetectable’

Photo of Jade Elektra 'Undetectable'

This weekend, our Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosting a tribute to Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. Their songbook is on my mind or in my ear, I suppose. So this video caught my eye when I was browsing My Fab Disease: Mark S. King writes After performing the song publicly once or twice, Jade […]

The Daily Show Chose Pittsburgh to Explore How Corporations Capitalize on Pride Month

Jaboukie Young-White Pittsburgh Pride

This aired Tuesday night on Comedy Central. Trevor Noah sent correspondent (we love those!) Jaboukie Young-White to explore issues around corporatization of Pride and the LGBTQ community. I’m shaking my head about the Delta Foundation trying to spin this (and the interview) as anything but a condemnation of their activities. LOL. How could they not […]