Why does J.K. Rowling think her queer and trans fans don’t count?

(TW: transphobia, rape) I’m trying to figure out what’s motivating J.K. Rowling to defecate on her trans and queer fans from a great height, and I’m failing miserably. I’m also at a loss to figure out why the U.K. and Ireland seem to be a nexus for trans-exclusionary bullshit. I have some theories centering around […]

Coping with Four Facebook Bans over Eight Days, Personally and Professionally

Social media bans silence political bloggers

  This morning, I was notified that I have a 24-hour ban from Facebook. It is my fourth ban in an eight day span. There’s no explanation, there’s no clarity on exactly which Community Standards I violated, there’s no information. And there’s no way to compel Facebook to do anything. So I’m not going to […]

Banned from Facebook, Second Time in Three Days

“Sue Kerr has been blocked from FB for the second time in three days for unknown offenses against the patriarchy. This is actually no longer funny, says Sue. Please shake your fists at the heavens and contact her via Messenger or Twitter.”

And I’m in Facebook Jail for 24 Hours

Facebook Jail

This morning, I was driving Laura to work and discussing the various protests scheduled around Trump’s unwelcome arrival in Pittsburgh this afternoon. I told her something to the effect that while I wish I could attend in person, I’m probably more useful using my social media tools to reshare original content from the frontlines. FAMOUS […]

Breaking Up With Buffer App; When Small Business Tools Outgrow Small Business Budgets

Buffer Social Media Sharing App

I joined Buffer Pro in February 2012. And it looks like I’ll be leaving them in October when the new price tiers kick-in. Buffer is a social media management system. I use it primarily to schedule my social media accounts and to create content. The Buffer blog is renowned for its excellent information. I learned […]

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The number of visitors to our blog is on the rise as are the number of our social media followers and our email list subscribers. We recently received two readers choice awards and just six months ago, we were voted Best Local Blogger by readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper. You find value in what […]

How Do You Stay Informed About LGBTQ Issues? #AMPLIFY

Dialogue swirling about ‘fake news’ and the impact it has on our very real lives We ask each AMPLIFY contributor to tell us how they keep abreast on these matters. As you might expect, each person gave us a unique response. But we dived into the data and did a little light sorting to tease […]

8 Facebook Tips for (Very) Small Business Owners

I’m helping a small business owner whose Facebook page was hijacked by a disgruntled former employee. A few things I’d like to share with other small business owners – useful mostly if you don’t have a strong working knowledge of Facebook and a very small team (no marketing person.) 1. Social media is an asset, […]

Nine Pennsylvania LGBTQ Blogs You Should Follow

We don’t maintain a traditional blogroll on this here site. Have you seen the right column? It is packed with information – its the proverbial junk drawer in this kitchen. So every once in awhile, I like to post about queer and trans blogs your should know about. In no particular order The Feminization of […]

Of Art, Death and Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol grave

I was in a bit of a funk earlier today – not really down, just a little out of sorts. The phone rang and I saw that it was my friend Kerry Kennedy, proprietor of K.S. Kennedy Distinctive Floral, and he had a very unusual request – would I come along to help him deliver […]