Celebrating 14 years of LGBTQ Blogging at Pghlesbian.com

December 29, is our ‘blogiversary’ – we set up this shop on December 29, 2005 from the attic of our home.  14 years later, we’ve been promoted to the sofa in the living room. Click here to see our first seven years archive in its original format thanks to the magic of html. My first […]

Review: ‘The Illusionists’ is your father’s magic show

The Illusionists Magic Show Pittsburgh

The holidays occasionally put us in proximity to family members & traditions that induce winces, full-fledged eye rolls, and even brawls over old wounds and new politics.  The Illusionists ‘Magic of the Holidays’ show lands neatly into that category – it is very much your father’s and grandfather’s magic show. There’s a lot to appreciate, […]

“This is What Happens When You Piss Off an Old Lesbian”

Lesbian Transgender Ally

My friend Joyce is a good person – great sense of humor, compassion that extends into forever, good storyteller, and a no bullshit kind of woman. She’s a lesbian, mother of one adult child, and has a cat. And she’s disabled to the point of being mostly housebound especially in bad weather. She lives in […]

Yahira Nesby, 33, is the Most Recent Black Trans Woman Murdered in 2019

Yahira Nesby

  Yahira Nesby was a 33-year-old Black trans woman who has lived in the Brooklyn and Bronx boroughs of New York City. She was born and raised in North Carolina where she had attended Vance High School and Central Piedmont Community College. According to the New York City Anti-Violence Project, Yahira participated in New York’s […]

Update on the #SheffieldTrio Kittens – Day Six

Pittsburgh Foster Kittens

Good Lord, I need a kitten post right now. Be sure to check out my recent post, 12 Bits of Advice for Cat Ladies. When we last left Susie Myerson, (Sophie) Lennon, and Maisel, they had arrived from their home under a porch on nearby Sheffield Street at the tender age of eight weeks to […]

E! the Dragnificent: ‘Celtic Woman’ performance with PSO stirs feelings of warmth and the meaning of Christmas

Celtic Woman The Best of Christmas Review Pittsburgh

Our youth (and drag) correspondent, E! the Dragnificent recently covered the Celtic Woman holiday concert at Heinz Hall. She and her father attended the performance. ~ Sue   The Celtic Women’s performance was an amazing night of Christmas tunes with a traditional Celtic sound! There were four women on stage in beautiful red sparkly gowns, […]

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 […]

The Criminal Complaint Against Gary Van Horn Illustrates (Again) Divides in Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community

The local LGBTQ community is abuzz with the revelation that Delta Foundation President Gary Van Horn has started a Pittsburgh chapter of the Rosco P Coltrane fan club and “unofficially” brought Allegheny County Sheriff Mullen, a few notaries, and his friend “Timmy” along with him. (see images below to interpret that allusion.) Gary has been […]

Highmark Holiday Pops and PSO Return With Holiday Tradition to Remind Us That Music is Vital to Society

Pittsburgh Holiday Pops

Music, beautiful music, is vital to our society. The Highmark Holiday Pops are back for 2019 through December 22 at Heinz Hall. Tickets start at $22. Deck the halls with boughs of holly – and all of your favorite holiday music! Bring the whole family to experience Pittsburgh’s holiday tradition with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, […]

Suspect charged in murder of 17-year-old Washington State trans teen, Nikki Kuhnhausen

Nikki Kuhnhausen was 17 years old when she disappeared from her hometown of Vancouver, Washington to allegedly meet up with a 25-year-old man she met on Snapchat. That was June 6, 2019. After she was reported missing, David Bogdanov was named a person of interest in her disappearance. Nikki would have turned 18 on July […]