PA Senate Debate: Dr. Oz Says Abortion Decisions Should Be Between”a Woman, her Doctor, and Local Political Leaders”

“I don’t want the federal government involved with that at all. I want women, doctors, local political leaders, letting the democracy that’s always allowed our nation to thrive to put the best ideas forward so states can decide for themselves.” Dr. Mehmet Oz

(Another) Update on Pgh Radio Stations Airing Anti-Trans Advertisement

So there’s some confusion about what’s happening with the radio ads containing the anti-trans content. As of the end of last week, Kiss 96.1, Q92.9, and WAMO 107.3 had pulled the ad. That left five stations. On Saturday we received some imprecise information about the other ads – it appears what happened is that I […]

One Year Anniversary of Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities

Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities

Today marks one year since Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC) was registered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. And what a first year we’ve had. Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities was established in 2021 to raise community awareness and promote grassroots engagement for neighborhood quality of life, animal welfare, anti-poverty, and LGBTQ+ issues in Western Pennsylvania. We’ve been busy. […]

Pgh LGBTQIA+ Commission Recommends City Officials Not Engage Radio Stations

Disclosure: I am a member of this Commission and currently serve as a co-chair. I also introduced this recommendation to the Commission. I am available for comment. ~ Sue Commissioners: Kathi Boyle • Nekia Burton Tucker • Denise DeSimone • Jam Hammond • Billy Hileman • Sue Kerr • Bruce Kraus • Maria MontañoLenny Orbovich […]

Not in Our Town: Pittsburgh LGBTQIA + Commission Statement on Anti-Trans Radio Ads

Statement from the City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission regardingthe bigoted anti-transgender radio advertisement airing on certain localradio stations: Not in Our Town. Disclosure: I am a member of this Commission and currently serve as a co-chair. I also helped to draft this statement. I am available for comment. ~ Sue Commissioners: Kathi Boyle • Nekia […]

Help Get #ProtectTransKids Signs and Stickers to Beaver County

Recently, a school district in Beaver County – South Side School District – implemented guidelines about nondiscrimination at the recommendation of their Solicitor. They did not formally pass policies. A science teacher refused to comply with the requirement that he use the students’ pronouns and name (versus their pronouns and name assigned at birth.) The […]

WAMO 107.3 FM Pulls Ad; The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Condemns the Vicious Anti-Transgender Ad Running on Local Radio Stations

Pittsburgh Radio Stations Transphobia

A bit more ‘good’ news. The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers issued a statement and worked with Pittsburgh Public Schools to convince WAMO 107.3 to pull the ad. WAMO airs the PPS football game broadcasts, creating a conflict with the District’s nondiscrimination policies and values. Five to go: KDKA AM, WDVE 103.5, Y108, WISH 99.7, and […]

Update on Sick Foster Kitten

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On Monday, we had to race one of our foster kittens, Taggert, to an urgent care vet. He had a temperature of 105.4 and was lethargic. It turned out he had some sort of ulcer in his mouth from an unknown cause. The vet emphasized how important it was to feed him, thinking we’d need […]

Update on Pgh Radio Stations Airing Anti-Trans Ad Targeting Children

It is exhausting to have to fight this battle station by station. I am incredibly disappointed that allies with power and influence are not responding to advocate for trans kids. These stations represent the Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers. They have contracts with Pittsburgh Public Schools to air football games. I’m sure there are other stations […]

Lisa Cunningham, Former Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh City Paper, Issues Statement About Sudden Resignation

Lisa Cunningham Pittsburgh City Paper

This is a public statement from Lisa Cunningham, former editor-in-chief of the Pittsburgh City Paper. She resigned today after nearly 25 years with the publication. Read on to see how the overlords at the Butler Eagle not only undermined the strike of the Post-Gazette employees by printing the paper, but apparently treat their City Paper […]