My Therapist Won’t See Me Twice a Week

I’ve been in weekly therapy for years, at least the past 15. I like going often because I want to touch base and sharpen skills while also deal with the latest crap in life. Discovering my complex trauma diagnosis puts this in perspective – I had been making progress, but it was leading me toward […]

78 Bi+ Stories From Western Pennsylvania #BiVisibility

Since 1999: Bisexual+ Awareness Week seeks to accelerate acceptance of the bi+ (pansexual, fluid, no label, queer, etc.) community. #BiWeek draws attention to the experiences, while also celebrating the resiliency of, the bisexual+ community. Throughout #BiWeek, allies and bi+ people learn about the history, culture, community, and current policy priorities of bi+ communities. In honor […]

It’s been a hard week in Pittsburgh to be a survivor of childhood sexual violence

Content Note: abuse, sexual assault, isolation It’s been a hard week in Pittsburgh to be a survivor of childhood sexual violence. Pittsburgh Pirate pitched Felipe Vasquez has been charged with multiple accounts related to a three year span of sexual violence targeting a girl from ages 13-15. PA State Senator Mike Folmer resigned after authorities […]

It’s not about sex. It is about violence, sexual violence an adult inflicted on a kid.

Sexual Assault

Content Note: sexual assault, child abuse, When news broke that yet another famous entitled man was engaged in sexually violating a child, in this case a 13-year-old girl, I felt nothing. Just empty resignation and quiet despair. Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez on Tuesday admitted to police that he attempted to have sex with a 13-year-old […]

Meet Kane, a Cat Available for Adoption in Pittsburgh #PghCatLadies

Adopt a Cat Pittsburgh

  Meet Kane Adult male, Large, Flame Point, Long-haired, good with children but not other cats or dogs Kane is a 6 1/2 year old flame point Himalayan. He is a sweet, bashful boy who loves pets and playtime. Kane is with us because his human died, and her husband had to go into assisted […]

Post Vacation Anxiety

We arrived home Sunday morning. All was well. I was a little tired, but I was expecting that. I wasn’t expecting so much anxiety. It feels like I stuffed so much down inside me during our trip to avoid ruining things that it’s seeping out of my cells now. I’ve got all the old symptoms […]

Join Drag Queens, Amneeja Schnackenmuff and Dixie Surewood for Broadway Musical Bingo Friday Night

Date: September 20, 2019 Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: Trust Arts Education Center, 807 Liberty Avenue $20, includes 5 rounds of bingo, light refreshments; cash bar available This isn’t your grandma’s bingo! Join Drag Queens, Amneeja Schnackenmuff and Dixie Surewood for musical fun. Broadway Musical Bingo is simple – players are given bingo cards where […]

Ja’leyah-Jamar, 28, of Kansas City is 19th Trans Person to be Murdered in 2019

Ja'leyah Jamar

Ja’leyah-Jamar was 28 years old when she was killed on Friday, September 13 in Kansas City. She is the 19th transgender person to be murdered in the United States during 2019, to date. Ja’leyah is also the 18th Black trans woman on that list. Misgendering and deadnaming have contributed to the delay in confirming Ja’leyah’s […]

Win Tegan and Sara’s new album Hey, I’m Just Like You! #Giveaway

  Enter now to win the ninth studio album from LGBTQ icons Tegan and Sara! A collection of their earliest songs, reimagined and reinvented Out September 27! Pre-save the album here: https://fpt.fm/app/19707/pre-save-tegan-and-sara-s-new-album Facebook.com/teganandsara Twitter.com/teganandsara Instagram.com/teganandsara Rulez You must be 18 and live in the continental US to enter. You can enter as many giveaways as you […]

Antney’s Ice Cream Has Reopened

One of our favorite ice cream spots has been closed since April because of the health of the owners. My colleague at the Pittsburgh Current wrote about it here. They reopened while we were out of town and the lines have been legendary. We are heading back soon, but we will also continue to visit […]