Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ Commission Recognizes World AIDS Day

In 2022, 630,000 human beings died from AIDS including more than 4,000 people in the U.S. Globally,more than one person died from AIDS every minute — almost triple the 1988 rate, the year of the firstWorld AIDS Day. There are two main differences between 1988 and now. Today, the rate is declining,and has been since […]

When 20 year old Black Trans Woman Shandon Floyd Went Missing, Why Didn’t We Look For Her?

Shandon Floyd

The Crime Shandon Floyd, a 20-year-old Black trans woman from Florence, South Carolina, was found dead in a car in nearby Columbia, South Carolina on Nov. 15 almost a week after she was reported missing. Is it estimated that she died on November 8. As of now, we know Shandon was visiting family and friends […]

What Does Pittsburgh’s Score of 100 on LGBTQ Equality Means for LGBTQ Residents?

In ten years since the HRC launched the Municipal Equality Index, Pittsburgh has moved from 72 to a perfect 100 score. To be fair, they did not evaluated Pittsburgh the first year. We made the leap years ago, but it is important to take a closer look at the details of our equality. Click to […]

LGBTQ&A: Mombian Blogger Dana Rudolph Creates a Space for Queer and Trans Families

“I launched the Mombian Database of LGBTQ Family Books in early 2021 to help people find the books they are seeking in this rapidly-growing genre. The database includes reviews of LGBTQ-inclusive books for ages 0-12 and books for grown-ups about LGBTQ parenting. (I don’t review young adult books or I’d never sleep; also, my audience […]

This Year In Pennsylvania, These Openly LGBTQ Candidates Won Office

A list of openly LGBTQ people who won elected office in Pennsylvania in 2023. Each time I create a post like this, I am humbled to think of how much has changed since I began blogging in December 2005. At that point, an openly gay man won office on Wilkinsburg Council in the 90s, but […]

Elijah Reviews New Disney Movie ‘Wish’

Disney Wish Movie

Elijah has been handling reviews for awhile here. What’s more, I’m switching to embedding Tiktok videos because of the captions. And then, we were invited to review the new Disney flick ‘Wish.’ I sent the Disney enthusiasts. Still, Elijah’s review focuses on what he saw/heard in the movie as “homage” to the legacy of Disney. […]

How Discovering My Superpowers Gave Me True Courage

I’ve been watching a lot of superhero/fantasy tv with my nephew, leading me to consider my preferred superpowers. Yes, superpowers. I have two well-worn responses to that query. First, I have excellent peripheral vision because my eyes protrude, known as exothalmia. One of those eyes is lazy and wasn’t properly treated in childhood so I […]

The Murder of Trans Man Jean Thomas Butchart

Jean Thomas Buchart

The Crime As has been noted, a 26 year old white trans man, Jean Thomas Butchart was fatally shot in a Belleville, Michigan mobile home park on August 4, 2023. According to the Macomb Daily: Matthew Torrey Tiggs,22, is charged in a crime spree that began in the Van Buren Estates mobile home park. He […]

GLAAD Published My Essay for the Trans Day of Remembrance

I was asked to write this piece for GLAAD in honor of the Trans Day of Remembrance – Sue For ten years, I have been documenting violence against the trans community by writing memorial posts on my blog, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. While my work overlaps with the work of Transgender Day of Remembrance volunteers, I am […]

How to Save This Blog: Support This Blog

Save the Blog

Recent events have made it clear that this 18 year old blog could be in peril. That would mean the loss of thousands of blog posts chronicling LGBTQ narratives from Pittsburgh, Western PA, and beyond. This includes over 300 stories in the #AMPLIFY project, 350 memorial posts honoring our trans neighbors, and hundreds of posts […]