Scooping Cat Litter Boxes is Good For My Mental Health

Wood Pellet Cat Litter

No one loves this chore. Right now, we have four litter box stations – one for the kitten room, one for the upstairs feral girls, one in the attic as a spare, and one in the basement for the regular house cats. They almost never use the attic pan so for all intents and purposes, […]

Review of Giant Eagle’s Curbside Express grocery delivery service

Review of Giant Eagle Curbside Express

Nearly a year ago, I wote a review about the Giant Eagle Curbside Express service, their home delivery shopping project. Fast forward to late July and I’ve used the service 26 times. That’s a little more than every other week. Here’s how I originally assessed the service What Works Well The Notes section The clickable […]

Q&A with Michele Harris, a bisexual poet from Western PA about her newest book and her decision to change venues in response to allegations of sexual misconduct by a coffeehouse owner

Michele Harris Poet

A local, queer female-owned bookstore Rickert & Beagle is hosting an upcoming reading on August 16 featuring Western PA native poet, Michele Harris. Harris was originally scheduled to read at Biddle’s Escape in Regent Square, but after learning about allegations of sexual misconduct by the owner, she cancelled in solidarity with the survivors. Rickert & […]

Q&A with Meg Fair, Now Covering the LGBTQ Beat for the Pittsburgh Current

I was stoked to learn that my newspaper home, The Pittsburgh Current, had brought Meg Fair on board FT to cover the ‘LGBTQ beat’ as well as to provide music and other coverage. They have done some great reporting and I think their openly queer identity is very important to this role. Note – I […]

Pebbles LaDime Doe is the 14th Trans Woman Murdered in the US During 2019 UPDATED

Pebbles LaDime Doe

Pebbles LaDime ‘Dime” Doe was 24 years old. She was born in 1994 and raised in Allendale, South Carolina. On August 4, she was murdered in her hometown less than 100 miles from the place where Denali Stuckey, another Black trans woman, was killed in late July. Details are sketchy right now and the limited […]

Thank You for Voting Us ‘Best Local Blog’ in Best of Pittsburgh Reader’s Poll 2019

Best of Pittsburgh Best Local Blog

We are in our 14th year of blogging and it has been an amazing year indeed, for good and for not so good sometimes. Being named the OUTstanding LGBTQ Blog in the nation by GLAAD during their 30th annual media awards was pretty damn exciting. It was also one of those moments where you are […]

How much are you willing to pay to hear Ed Pinto’s life story? #AMPLIFY Wrapping Up

Ed Pinto Pittsburgh

This little fundraiser was an experiment. There are many, many folks in our community who value the #AMPLIFY project, but for all sorts of reasons – they won’t make time to sit down and type our their responses. Ed Pinto is one of those people. I’m not going to analyze his emotional reaction to the […]

Win Kygo and Whitney Houston’s hit single “Higher Love!” #giveaway

Enter now to win the hit single “Higher Love” from global superstar Kygo and music legend Whitney Houston! Out NOW: https://smarturl.it/xHigherLove Facebook.com/kygoofficial Twitter.com/kygomusic Instagram.com/kygomusic   Rulez: You must be 18 and live in the continental US to enter. You can enter as many giveaways as you like, but you can only win once every 30 […]

Win P!NK’s new album Hurts 2B Human, featuring the song “Can We Pretend” (feat. Cash Cash)! #giveaway

Enter now to win a copy of P!NK’s new album Hurts 2B Human, featuring the hit single “Can We Pretend” (feat. Cash Cash) Now available with remixes by MOTi, Hook N Sling, Yves V and Bart B More Out NOW: http://smarturl.it/H2BH?iQid=yt Facebook.com/pink Twitter.com/pink Instagram.com/pink Rulez: You must be 18 and live in the continental US to enter. You […]

Letting Go of Jennie Jane: Releasing a TNR Cat

After nearly two weeks in a temporary foster home, it was time for Jennie Jane to be released. She has recovered from her surgery very well. She’s spent all of that time resting, eating food she didn’t have to find herself, and observing the foster home. And she also made it clear that she was […]