Pittsburgh Based Trans and Queer MasQUe ProjecT Urgently Needs Youth Sized Face Masks

Donate Face Masks for Students

We need your help to help students #MasQUeUp for back-to-school. Please share this post with anyone who might be able to help. Wondering where to donate face masks? The Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT is issuing an appeal for donations to provide face masks to school-aged children in LGBTQIA+ households throughout the region. The project needs 100-150 […]

We #AMPLIFY 16 Non-Binary Voices from Western Pennsylvania on International Nonbinary People’s Day

Non-Binary Stories

The AMPLIFY project is a series of Q&A’s with LGBTQ+ folks who have ties to Western Pennsylvania. Here are 16 contributors who identify as non-binary (or some variant of that spelling) – take a dive into their lived experiences. Meg, 28, is Nonbinary, Genderqueer, Polyamorous, and Pansexual #AMPLIFY Bebe Beretta, 27, is Nonbinary, Genderfluid, and […]

Happy International Nonbinary People’s Day 2020

Nonbinary umbrella

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Five Ways to Help Distribute Face Masks to Trans and Queer Neighbors

Pittsburgh Face Masks

The Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT continues to distribute face masks to trans and queer households throughout the region. We are now in our fourth full month and have distributed more than 1500 masks through a network of volunteer sewists, drivers, packers, and others whose work is essential to this effort. Some have gone to individuals, others […]

Enter to win a Gaslighter prize pack celebrating the new album from The Chicks!

The Chicks Gaslighter giveaway

Enter now for your chance to win a Gaslighter prize pack in celebration of the highly-anticipated new album from 13-time GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum selling global superstars, The Chicks! Prize packs include a t-shirt and free download of the album! Gaslighter is out July 17: https://thechicks.lnk.to/gaslighter Instagram.com/TheChicks Facebook.com/TheChicks Twitter.com/TheChicks Rulez You must live in the continental US and be at least 18 […]

Enter to win an Our Love Is Resistance prize pack celebrating the new EP from Fab The Duo!

Fab The Duo

  Enter now for your chance to win an Our Love Is Resistance prize pack celebrating the new EP from biracial glam pop-rock duo and real-life couple Fab The Duo! Of the Our Love Is Resistance EP, Fab The Duo says: “We are proud to be making history as the first gay couple to make waves in the music industry. This EP […]

When I Was Toxic

When I was Toxic

I’ve been chronicling my struggle mental illness symptoms this spring and summer. Ten days ago, I was telling myself that I was coming out of it. I wasn’t so deeply depressed. I didn’t feel hypomanic. But I didn’t feel great. I was incredibly bitchy and mean. I was super frustrated at my inability to find […]

UPDATE: White Supremacy Billboards along Route 51 in Allegheny County near Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties

White Supremacy Signs Route 51

UPDATE below: How did I spend my 4th of July? We took a local road trip out to Belle Vernon/Rostraver to check out rightwing political signs posted on the property of a local business, Elizabeth Equipment Services. I got the tip last night while watching Hamilton (of course) so Ledcat and I decided we would […]

Two Black Trans Women Found Dead in Separate Incidents in Louisiana

Draya McCarty and Shaki Peters

Within a week, Louisiana has lost two Black trans women to violence. Shaki Peters, 32, of Denham Springs was found dead off of Opal Bennett Road on July 1, near the town of Amite City, according to information from the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office. She was misgendered and deadnamed by law enforcement and media […]

UPDATED – 27-year-old Black Trans Woman, Bree Black, Murdered in Florida

Bree Black

Bree Black was 27 years old when she was murdered in Pompano Beach, Florida on Friday, July 3, 2020 around 10 pm. According to some sources, she was outside her home. At approximately 10:18 p.m. July 3, Broward County Regional Communications received a call in regard to a shooting at 244 N.W. 12th Street in […]