My Pride Queer Comfort Box

Pittsburgh Foster Kitten

It is hard to do some shopping when you have nowhere to go, noone to see, and nothing to do. Boo hoo. I’m pulling myself out of week 8 of terrible mental health symptoms. I am going to buy myself some comfort as a bit of resiliency against the remnants of this mixed state. So […]

Selena Reyes Hernandez, 37, was a Latina Trans Woman Murdered in Chicago

Selena Reyes Hernandez was killed on May 31 after spending 20 minutes with her murderer. She was 37 and lived in Chicago. The young man who killed her was an 18 year old high schoo senior. At this point we know more about him than we do about her. From the Chicago Sun Orlando Perez, […]

Pgh Media Outlets Lift Up White, Cis Voices and Allies to Examine SCOTUS LGBTQ Ruling, Disregard Black Voices

I am deeply dismayed that most of the regional media coverage of yesterday’s stunning civil rights win for the LGBTQ community has centered white cisgender and heterosexual folx. I don’t understand how these journalists could have been so deeply embedded in recent events without questioning why all the ‘deciders’ are white cisgender folx? Or incorporating […]

Scott Township Has One Chance to Address Transphobic Culture of Commissioners

Scott Township board vice president Paul Abel misgendered PA Secretary of Health during a recent board meeting. I’m not going to reprint the slur, you can find that here andhere. Coverage so far implies several things Abel’s ‘frustration’ over how the State is handling coronavirus justifies or explains his transphobia. Other Commissions acknowledged his bigotry, […]

Black Trans Woman Riah Milton, 25, was Murdered Near Cincinnati, Ohio

Riah Milton

A second brutal death of a Black trans woman in a 24 hour period. Riah Milton of Liberty Township, Ohio, was 25 years old when she was lured to her death by three other people, including a 14 year old cisgender girl. Liberty Township is a suburb of Cincinnati. Riah studied at the University of […]

Dominique Rem’mie Fells, 27, Found Murdered in Philadelphia

Dominique Felles

  Content Note: transphobia, dismemberment On June 8, 2020, Philadelphia police discovered the dismembered body of a Black transwoman along the banks of the Schuylkill River near the Bartram’s Garden Docks & Community Boathouse. Initial reporting misgendered Dominique. From ABC6: please note misgendering at this link Police said the person was found face down and […]

Black Trans Man Tony McDade Killed by Police in Florida

The fatal police shooting we aren’t discussing involved a 38-year-old Black trans man named Tony McDade. Tony was killed by police this past Wednesday in Tallahassee, Florida. He’s accused of stabbing another man to death immediately prior to being shot five times by a police officer. His final Facebook live shares his plans to retaliate […]

Can you lend me a laptop?

I’ve been without laptop for 24 days and it wasn’t working great for a month or so before that. My friend’s son kindly agreed to repair it because he loves cats and appreciates our work, but he’s stuck waiting on a part. For unknown period because it’s coming from overseas. He’s a lovely young man […]

KDKA AM Radio Host Repeatedly Misgenders Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health, During Media Call

Marty Griffin misgendered Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health during a media call today. She told him to knock it off. He dithered about being too busy with his very important radio job to prioritize accuracy and respect. Mayor Bill Peduto decided to cancel a planned appearance on another KDKA radio show in response […]

Trans Woman Helle Jae O’Regan Murdered in San Antonio

Helle Jae O’Regan is the 11th transperson known murdered in the US during 2020. She died on Wednesday, May 6. She was 20 years old when she was murdered in a bizarre rampage at her San Antonio workplace – a hair salon. A man apparently denied services left the store, returned with a knife and […]