82 Trans Stories from Western Pennsylvania Honor Trans Awareness Week

The week before Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, we have Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues the community faces. I’ve curated 82 stories from our #AMPLIFY project to illustrate the multi-faceted experiences of transgender neighbors in Western Pennsylvania. Our project asks people to describe their […]

Want to host a house party for LGBTQ political blogging?

Long story short, we are hoping to organize a few house parties in the near future among Pittsburghers who support LGBTQ political blogging. I promise that its tied to 2020 Elections. You don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to be cool. You don’t have to watch Dynasty.Curious? Email me pghlesbian @ gmail.

Network Exhaustion

We’ve accomplished a lot together this year. We’ve rescued and raised six homeless kittens, along with taking care of a feral colony. Plus, we collected A LOT of cat food to help other folks caretaking colonies. We’ve redirect lots of items destined for the landfill to help cats – blankets, towels, beds, etc. We supported […]

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 […]

Banned from Facebook, Second Time in Three Days

“Sue Kerr has been blocked from FB for the second time in three days for unknown offenses against the patriarchy. This is actually no longer funny, says Sue. Please shake your fists at the heavens and contact her via Messenger or Twitter.”

And I’m in Facebook Jail for 24 Hours

Facebook Jail

This morning, I was driving Laura to work and discussing the various protests scheduled around Trump’s unwelcome arrival in Pittsburgh this afternoon. I told her something to the effect that while I wish I could attend in person, I’m probably more useful using my social media tools to reshare original content from the frontlines. FAMOUS […]

Pittsburgh Organizes Four Back-to-Back Protests During Trump Visit on Weds, Oct 23

Organizing around resisting White Nationalism, Fracking, while demanding Clean Water, and Impeachment. Expect thousands on the streets from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM. Standing in solidarity directly outside President Trump’s fracking industry speech and campaign rally at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center this Wednesday, over a dozen local activists, environmentalists, politicians, and performers will […]

Black Trans Woman Brianna ‘BB’ Hill, 30, was Murdered in Kansas City this week

Brianna Hill transgender Breonna Hill

Please be sure to read the notes at the bottom of this post regarding updated information on deaths of our neighbors whose identities are unconfirmed or the cause of death is not yet determine to be suspicious. There are some discrepencies in the numbers being reported. I don’t claim to be exactly right, but I […]

The ongoing trauma of surviving abuse in the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Content Note: Trauma, Catholic Church, Sexual Predators Trauma unfolds differently for some survivors. Some experiences happened in the past and when we do the work of recovery and healing, we can put an end to the traumatic impact on our current lives. That’s the hope anyway. Trauma isn’t just in the past, it is an […]

How To Be An Ally To Indigenous Peoples

  Two Row Campaign and Syracuse Cultural Workers. The full color poster features an Onondaga Gustoweh (headgear) by Onondaga artist Josephine M. Cook. You can order a copy either as a poster or a notecard by clicking on the image above if you like.