40-Year-Old Black Trans Woman Found Dead in Athens, Georgia Parking Lot

Kimberely Cope

Will Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff say her name and speak out loudly about the myriad of oppressions Black trans women in Georgia experience? 

A fitting way to wrap up 2020

Swell way to end 2020 – my doctor asked me to quarantine and get a COVID-19 test. I’m sick like sinus infection sick, but I have a few concerning symptoms. But I’m not wiped out sick. The irritating bit is that the testing centers are closed for the holidays as is my pharmacy. So I […]

The Haiku Ninja Honors 15 Years of Lesbian Blogging with an Original Haiku

In addition to the proclamations, I have had assorted local artists and creators create lovely art in honor of our 15th blogiversary. Yesterday, we posted a maze from Joe Wos and today I have this lovely haiku from my friend Staci B. It makes me heart swell to have people imbuing this milestone with so […]

The 30 Most Read Blog Posts from 2020

Time for our annual round-up of the 30 most frequently read blog posts during 2020. 18 posts focus on violent murders of LGBTQ folx, particularly transgender neighbors. One of those posts was from 2019. One I just wrote on Sunday. This is a ‘trend’ I notice each year and it still hurts a lot. Five […]

Allegheny County Council Proclaimed December 29, 2020 ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’

Allegheny County Council Proclamation

My representative on the Allegheny County Council, Olivia Bennett, made my day when she took time during her holidays to arrange for a proclamation.

Joe Wos Honors 15 Years of Lesbian Blogging With an Original Maze

Maze Toons Lesbian

  I cannot put into words how much I love this. I love that it starts with my original logo that is clearly centering two women and ends with the progressive Pride flag. I love the cat. I love the snowflake. I really love the cell phone and laptop. Joe Wos has been a long […]

How to Observe ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

They have spoken. Both Pittsburgh City Council and the City’s Mayor have issued proclamations declaring Tuesday, December 29, 2020 ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in honor of our 15th blogiversary. I thought I should offer some advice on how to properly observe this occasion. You can go off-list if you like. First, I suggest you dive […]

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 is Officially ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

A little heads up on our 15th anniversary (blogiversary) tomorrow, December 29, 2020. I’ll share the actual proclamation tomorrow. But I must say right now that this touched me far more deeply than I imagined. Councilor Bruce Kraus sponsored this and the staffer who handled it was so delightful to work with, they seemed genuinely […]

25-Year-Old Black Trans Woman Murdered on Christmas Day in Chicago

Black Trans Woman Chicago

Just a week after writing about the ugly shooting death of a 19-year-old Black gender nonconforming young adult while they were at a Christmas party, I was hopeful there would be no more deaths to cover in 2020. I was wrong about that and in a very terrible way. Another violent murder of a young […]

Council of the City of Pittsburgh Proclamation that Tuesday, December 29, 2020 is ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

This is a temporary version until the hard copy arrive in a few weeks. “WHEREAS, 15 years ago on December 29th 2005, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents was established as an extension of the community organizing work that local activist Sue Kerr was regularly participating in. Sue was acting as the messenger of many local LGBTQ stories […]