Ten Ways the GLCC is building Community in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center is called the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center) and is located at 210 Grant Street, just a block away from the City-County Building. The GLCC is open 7 days a week with a range of programming open to everyone in the community – LGBTQ persons and straight allies. The GLCC […]

Being a Fan of the Steelers is a Preference, Being a Lesbian is Not

Eric Waters

It is 2014. There is simply no excuse for a college educated 23-year-old man like Eric Waters to use the phrase “sexual preference” unless he is being a snide bigot. Period. I’m referring to a Tribune Review interview in which Waters talks disrespectful trash about his college roommate, Michael Sam – the first openly gay […]

Brittney Griner: LifeSize

A terrific 15 minute short film about WNBA player Brittney Griner. This is about her first season playing for a Chinese national team. It was produced by ESPN. The video is a bit wonky – it is set on autoplay and some other things that I think were designed to make it “not copieable” so […]

Enter to Win an OBVIOUS CHILD Prize Pack!

Obvious Child Pittsburgh

CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES I have been reading terrific reviews about this movie – can’t wait to see it for myself.   Enter to Win an OBVIOUS CHILD Prize Pack! A24 presents OBVIOUS CHILD For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of […]

Lucas and Brad and Felix and Sonny and Will: Soap Opera Gay Storyline Updates

GH Lucas Gay Kiss

I use gay in the headline with intent – the stories are all about gay men. The good news is that two of the three men are queer people of color (Felix and Brad) and that the stories are pretty good in a soapy way. But as they unfold, it does make me pine for […]

Six Types of Free Things To Do in Pittsburgh This Summer

Time for the annual round-up of free (or low-cost) things to do in Pittsburgh this summer.   “Movies in the Park” are a much-loved tradition in these parts. Both the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have summertime movie offerings. The City locations and offerings can be found at this link. It is a .pdf […]

General Hospital Dragged My Attention Away From the Gay Storyline

GH gay characters

Yinz know that I’ve spent the better part of a year waiting for the return of Lucas Jones to General Hospital and his big gay storyline. And I wasn’t terribly disappointed either with the slow build or the possibility of a gay male love triangle, especially one featuring two men of color. Slow is a […]

Trans Visibility Day

I am barely under the wire with this post, but I want to share this photo from a wknd gathering. T to T is sponsored by TransPride Pittsburgh. I am constantly telling, ahem,  nagging folks at the GLCC to take photos. So not only was I pleased to receive this – I feel it vindicates […]

Lawrence Welk and the Potion of Dance

What are your earliest and fondest memories of dance? My earliest memory involved Bobby and Cissy from the Lawrence Welk show. Almost every evening, my mother would take us downstairs after dinner to watch the Lawrence Welk Show and whatever sitcoms came on afterwards. I had no idea these otherwordly experiences were called “reruns” … […]

Eight Series I’ll Be Watching on Netflix (And Then Some)

I think our $7/month investment in a Netflix subscription is one of our best. Yes, of course we watch Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. But I find so much more to watch. 1. Derek – this lovely little show from Ricky Gervais (yes) features one of the nicest people on earth. […]