Mayors Bill Peduto, Bill de Blasio Drop by OUTrageous Bingo UPDATED

OUTrageous Bingo Pittsburgh

The Mayor of New York City was campaigning for Katie McGinty and Hillary Clinton at gay bingo in Pittsburgh. As you can imagine, the crowd went wild. But when Mayor DeBlasio took a seat to call a game with an able assist from Peduto, I was charmed to hear the crowd yelling at him because he called too many ‘O’ numbers in a row and resisting his attempts to launch into a round of ‘Happy Birthday’ in the middle of the game. You come to bingo, you call bingo. LOL

Persad SAGE Program Hosts Tea Dance for LGBTQ Folks Over 50

LGBT Seniors Tea Dance

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00 AM

A Free Event for LGBT Adults 50+

Western PA SAGE at PERSAD Center presents the Fall Tea Dance for LGBT adults 50+.

Pride Night at PNC Park Returns in 2016

This made me smile – the Pirates have brought back Pride Night at PNC Park. This year’s festivities will take place on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:05 when the Pirates take on the New York Mets. The Pirates have teamed up with Persad Center, the region’s oldest LGBTQ organization, that will receive a portion of […]

Time to Vote in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2016 Reader’s Poll

March is here and with it comes the annual reader’s poll sponsored by Pittsburgh Magazine – your opportunity to weigh in on all things awesome about Pittsburgh. Here are the rules In order for your ballot to be counted, we ask that you vote in at least 10 categories. No individual, business or event should […]

Even More #PSL Memes

I find myself fascinated with the concept of a basic white girl who likes PSL. The intrigue is both in the sexist assumptions about women and the class issues – I can name dozens of women like me who grew up desperately aspiring to be a basic white girl. It finally dawned on me that […]

Fish Fry Fridays Inspired a New Pgh Tour #FishBurgh

Now this is quite flattering – our little series of fish fry reviews has inspired Pittsburgh Tours and More to set up “The Fish Fry Tours” this Lent. Join us for Fish Fry Fridays at a different church each week through Easter! Each shuttled tour includes an historical visit through the sacred space and surrounding […]

One Month Until the Return of Fish Fry Fridays

Pittsburgh Fish Fry

  Ash Wednesday is fast approaching (February 18.) This means two things for me – I need to order a Mardi Gras cake lickety split and I need to prepare for the return of Fish Fry Fridays. This feature is fun – we visit a different fish fry each Friday during Lent and share our […]

Will Pittsburgh Save Xmas?

Holiday toy drives are complicated beasts, sayeth this veteran of ten plus years of coordinating drives. On the one hand, donating gifts for children at the holidays seems very much in line with the holidays themselves. It makes sense that kids deserve presents and that sharing our excess is a very holiday-ish thing to do. […]

Update On My Pgh Holiday Things To Do

Kennywood

In early November, I published a list of holiday things that I’d like to do this year. My plans were unexpectedly derailed when I learned that my 13 year-old dog has cancer. In fact, just today he had surgery to remove the growth and will spend the next two weeks recuperating. So my holiday things-to-do […]

South Side Bar Location of 2013 Queer Bashing to Close ‘Indefinitely’

Margaritaville

A South Side bar where two queer women of color were bashed in January 2013 has been closed indefinitely after a shooting incident this past weekend left a 21-year-old woman shot. She was treated and released. “With this action, a standard has been set and the message has been sent that chronic illegal, disruptive, and […]