My Quest to be Pittsburgh Famous in 2022

Twitter Pittsburgh

Content Note: this is a frivolous distraction theme. If taken too seriously, please do not email me to explain why I am ridiculous or don’t deserve more Twitter followers of fame. Phooey on you.  Back in the late 90’s, my employer had us doing a daily radio talk show from (then) WESA on the your […]

#SantaClawsPgh Update – a Cat Strrreeettchhh Goal

The great news is that 24 donors have invested enough to give each of our cat caretakers TWO gift cards ($25 value each.) Excellent way to redirect gift cards you don’t love to your neighbors! The better news is that we are within striking distance of THREE gift cards each – we need $575 total. […]

Black Trans Woman Ke’Yahonna Stone Fatally Shot in Indianapolis Over Christmas Weekend

A 32-year-old Black trans woman was shot on December 26 in Indianapolis and, according to friends and family, died from her injuries after being removed from life support in a local hospital in Indianapolis. Her name was Ke’Yahonna Stone. Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to Epic Ultra Lounge parking lot. Friends say that’s where […]

Cat Folx Aren’t Saints, Heroes, or Martyrs. But We Are Your Neighbors.

Long post: giving back to your neighborhood Their are community cats in your neighborhood. And if you are lucky, someone is caring for them. We launched the petfood drives to specifically support cat colony caretakers in 2019 after learning they often were not eligible for many pet food distributions b/c feral cats aren’t pets. They […]

The Origins of the Christmas Tree and Pittsburgh’s Flaming Tree Festival of the Magi

Christmas trees

Google “history of the Christmas tree” and you’ll find everything from little snips about Queen Victoria to pagan/indigenous culture appropriation to lots of photos of the evolution of American tree decor. It is a fun and interesting way to explore culture. My favorite bit is the ongoing battle between Estonia and Latvia. I came across […]

Why did the City Paper think we are collecting cards FOR cats instead of the cat caretakers?

So the Pittsburgh City Paper thought the #santaclawspgh project was about gift cards for cats, not cat caregivers. I was interviewed. I spent time crafting responses on a weekend night b/c of the deadline. Then they pulled the story because they said it is not “upbeat” enough about helping animals. I only found out about […]

Guess what I did in 2021? New Nonprofit established to serve Pittsburgh LGBTQ community (with Rick Santorum tie-in)

Rick Santorum internship

Nonprofit established to serve Pittsburgh LGBTQ community Contact: Sue Kerr folx@pghlgbtq.org 412-216-3535   PITTSBURGH – A new non-profit organization has been established to address needs in the regional LGBTQ community. Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC)‘s mission is to raise community awareness and promote grassroots engagement for neighborhood quality of life, animal welfare, anti-poverty, and LGBTQ+ issues […]

Stuff the Community Cats Stockings – Now!

donate to cats

We are getting down to the wire … will enough donors pitch in to #SantaClawsPgh? Our goal is to provide gift cards to the 25 neighbors on our cat colony pet food distribution list – to thank them for their contributions to the community.  We will be distributing toward year’s end so still time to […]

Why Does Beaver County Have No Regard for Trans Lives? Or Why Krisinda Bright Does Not Deserve to Die

Transgender Murder

Krisinda Bright did a terrible thing when she murdered her two young adult children, both of whom were trans BIPOC. No one denies that, not even her. Killing your own children is the worst conceivable crime. But no one has shown that she herself deserves to die (now off the table thanks to a plea […]