Moon Baby Drops New Single ‘Maralago,’ Says ‘It’s difficult to choose compassion”

Maralago Moon Baby

I listened to the second single from the moon baby’s new EP and was enchanted. I don’t really know them very well, but I am one part of a performance art piece with moon’s friend and collaborator, Josie aka Princess Jafar. So I’m paying closer attention to what moon has to say. And, graciously, she […]

Q&A with Maryann ‘Sunhands’ of The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade #ReelQPuff

Ovarian Psycho

We are proud to be the official social media sponsor of the ReelQ Pittsburgh Underground Film Festival (PUFF) August 4-6, 2017 at the Melwood Screening Room. The opening night feature is Ovarian Psycos directed by Kate Trumbull LaValle, Joanna Sokolowski. Ovarian Psycos documents a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who […]

Q&A About Queer Short Film ‘How to Find a Man’ #ReelQPuff

We are proud to be the official social media sponsor of the ReelQ Pittsburgh Underground Film Festival (PUFF) August 4-6, 2017 at the Melwood Screening Room. Saturday at 12 PM – Only In Pittsburgh! was created to showcase emerging LGBTQ+ short films made by the ‘Burgh’s burgeoning film community.  ReelQ teamed up with Film Kitchen and the Indie […]

Interview with Emily Saliers of ‘The Indigo Girls’ About Their Upcoming Pittsburgh Show

What’s really on my mind and on Amy’s mind is that we have to remain active in the political process, keep our eyes and ears open seek out any sources of information or education we can get to stay on top of what’s happening. If they had it their way behind closed doors they would just push through all this legislation and hate and roll us back and its intolerable and it can’t be done, so that’s my that’s what’s on our minds as far as our activism and staying vigilant these days in particularly with regards to the queer movement,

Pittsburgh Opera Brings Gertrude Stein’s Love Story to Pittsburgh: Interview With Ricky Ian Gordon

  This week, the Pittsburgh Opera hosts the Pennsylvania debut of ’27’ – an opera about the love story of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. Ricky has Pittsburgh ties and graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us. 1. Tell me about your first impression of Pittsburgh. I […]

Comedian Gloria Bigelow Returns Home For Her First Pittsburgh Show

Gloria Bigelow

I first learned about Gloria Bigelow from a July 2013 interview in the Pittsburgh New Courier. I was intrigued that this talented queer woman of color was making people laugh around the nation and had not performed in Pittsburgh. We became Facebook friends. So I was thrilled to learn that she’s coming to Pittsburgh – […]

Barbra Streisand Might Want You To Read This Blog Post

Tom Lenk

This was a very exciting opportunity – the chance to interview Tom Lenk. Yes, he’s the gay guy from Buffy who grew up to bring Barbra Streisand to Pittsburgh. Read on for details on the performance and some Q&A with Tom himself. Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 40th anniversary Season of Legends concludes with the Pittsburgh premiere […]

Artistic Q&A: Joe Wos Gets to the Core of His Art

Joe wos

As part my NaBloPoMo examination of art and blogging, I asked a few folks to consider some of the same questions I’m pondering. First up is Joe Wos, freelance cartoonist. Joe has contributed to this blog and contributed to previous Q&A series as well. Joe has been part of my life for more than four years; […]

LaToya Johnson-Rainey is An Ally to the Trans Community

Many months ago, I received an email from LaToya Johnson-Rainey, owner of A Hair Boutique. She had heard about the (then) upcoming Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March and wanted to know how she could help. LaToya ended up donating water to the march, something very much appreciated. And practical. In other words, supportive without asking for […]

Melissa Ferrick Talks Pittsburgh, MichFest and More

Melissa Ferrick

Singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick will perform Saturday night at Club Cafe on Pittsburgh’s South Side. She has a new album out – The Truth Is – her 17th release in a 20 year a career. I was introduced to Ferrick in the early 2000’s by a friend who scoffed at my fondness for Melissa Etheridge and told […]