Pennsylvania’s Transgender Community Responds to Dr. Rachel Levine’s Pick for the Biden Administration

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“Thank you, Dr. Levine.”   When I first heard about that President-elect Biden has selected PA Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to be  assistant secretary of health, I smiled. She’s been the embodiment of leadership throughout the pandemic in Pennsylvania and has many pre-pandemic accomplishments. She’s maintained dignity, calm, and adherence to science while navigating […]

The Blog Post About Dr. Rachel Levine’s Appointment to the Biden Administration

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Of course I know about this. Yes, I have thoughts and feelings. But I spent today asking my trans, GNC, and ENBY neighbors what they think, how they feel. So while every blog post I’ve written even an allusion to Dr. Levine is available for you to read, tomorrow I’m going to publish what they […]

Within this COVID-19 pandemic, some of us still get regular old sick. 

Sick during a pandemic

Within this COVID-19 pandemic, some of us still get regular old sick. I’ve had perpetual sinus issues for months, but three specific acute type bouts. That’s when the pressure is actually hurting my face, the headaches are terrible, and I feel exhausted. During the third bout, my doctor thought maybe I was enduring a bacterial […]

A fitting way to wrap up 2020

Swell way to end 2020 – my doctor asked me to quarantine and get a COVID-19 test. I’m sick like sinus infection sick, but I have a few concerning symptoms. But I’m not wiped out sick. The irritating bit is that the testing centers are closed for the holidays as is my pharmacy. So I […]

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 […]

Facemask Q&A with Dan Rugh of CommonWealth Press

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

Facemask Q&A with Fran Dunaway of TomboyX

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We want every one of our customers to feel safe, valued, and heard every time they shop with us. Being able to provide them access to our inclusive products in a safe manner – no matter size, gender, ability, or location – is an honor. One important part of the Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT is highlighting safe and […]

Do pheromones draw people with mood disorders together?

Bipolar friendships

As a person with a mood disorber (Bipolar I), I find that I am drawn to or attract other people with similar conditions. It is almost like a pheromone that creates a sense of connection, an intuitive sense that this is a person with whom I have something in common. Typically, that manifests in a […]

Distributing Face Masks in Gay Bars – How the Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT is Ahead of the CDC Recommended Curve

Distributing face masks in gay bars

Spoiler: The Pittsburgh MasQue ProjecT has distributed more than 10,000 masks to trans and queer households since early April. Please help us keep doing good work by sharing this post. Sign up for masks http://bit.ly/FaceMaskRequest Our efforts to distribute face masks to the region’s trans and queer households has redoubled with the horrifying increase in […]