Rachel Maddow to Guest Star on Batwoman

We’ve been looking forward to the debut of Batwoman on the CW this Sunday. She’s so gay! Check out this super queer review from Heather Hogan at Autostraddle. Adding to the deliciousness is this tidbit from Rachel Maddow … I know no one’s going to believe this is true, but it’s true. I’m “Vesper Fairchild” […]

Saying “No” is a Revolutionary Act

setting boundaries

Recently, I blew up at another LGBTQ advocate who made some choices that I found questionable. I ended the conversation by telling them “Please don’t message me. I need a break from you. Thank you.” A week later, they unexpectedly sent me an expository email to help me understand their perspective and tell me how […]

Ary, 53, Shares Their Experiences as a Nonbinary Gynophile #AMPLIFY

nonbinary gynophile

  Name: Ary Age: 53 County of Residence: Allegheny County Pronouns: They/them How do you describe your identity? nonbinary gynophile Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Trans friends in my company, and friends from a facebook account under an alternate name. How would you describe yourself NOW in terms […]

Vote “No” on the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Tax Referendum

Vote No Referendum

Another year, another ballot referendum trying to circumvent the “no taxation without representation” theory of governance. This time it is the Parks Conservancy which wants funding for parks and doesn’t want the hassle of going through the normal City budgeting process. So 2018. The question would ask voters whether they support raising property taxes starting […]

E! The Dragnificent Reviews Broadway Drag Bingo

On September 20, our newest contributor visited a new offering ffrom the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Broadway Bingo. E! The Dragnificent who happens to be studying musical theater has an inside glimpse of this new series. Disclosure: we were provided with a pair of tickets to this event. E! also won a pair of socks, […]

What Happens When We Don’t Listen to Black Women in Pittsburgh

Black Women Pittsburgh

I’m still struggling along this week so I’ve had to skip a few significant stories I’d typically blog about. But I am paying attention. I live about a mile away from the Exxon gas station in Marshall-Shadeland where three male employees assaulted two Black women over what amounted to $17 worth of gas. I encourage […]

Arnold’s Tea Will Remain Open

Arnold's Tea Pittsburgh

Good news about Arnold’s Tea, a local Black owned business that was facing potential eviction and termination of their lease. First, it is critical to note that 3200+ people signed the Change.org petition to keep Arnold’s Tea open. That’s impressive. HDDC Board President Barbara Burns and her leadership team should open the books, explain how […]

Dog House Wanted by the PghCatLadies

We are preparing for what might be a rough winter, including our two feral visitors Oksana and Mx. Pajamas. Shelter is critical for homeless cats. We repurposed an old insulated dog house by filling it with straw and draping an old comforter across the entrance. We also have two smaller coolers that have been slightly […]

ReelQ LGBTQ Film Festival Set to Run October 3-12 at Row House Theater

ReelQ LGBTQ Film Festival

Reel Q is the longest running film festival in Pittsburgh, the 5th oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the United States, and the 6th oldest LGBTQ+ festival in the world.  One of my favorite times of the year.  There’s really no substitute for the experience of sitting in a theater filled with queer folx watching a […]

Update: My Therapist WILL See Me Twice a Week, Sort Of

I am aware that the content has been pretty heavy on the inner dialogue of late. That’s just where my head is, friends. I’m struggling as you probably see and chronicling the struggle seems to be a source of comfort and hope. Today, my therapist said that I don’t seem to have any hope even […]