Q&A with Laura Pollanen, Candidate for Bellevue Borough Council

  LGBTQ folx are everywhere, and we’re not going away. By taking office, we can push not just legislation to ensure our legal rights are protected, but also push for normalizing what are seen as LGBTQ+ issues until your LGBTQ+ identity is as unremarkable as your hair color. I want to make it clear that […]

Q&A with Cheryl Patalano, Candidate for Northgate School Board of Directors

I am all for reforming the way charter schools source and use their money.  Paying charter schools is the biggest drain on public schools.  I am for school choice because there will always be situations where a public school is not the right fit for an individual student, but destroying public schools in the process […]

22-year-old Latinx Trans Woman Iris Santos Killed in Houston Chick-fil-A Parking Lot

Her name was Iris Santos. She was a 22-year-old Latinx trans woman living in Houston, Texas. She is now the 20th transgender American to be murdered during 2021.

Photo of Tiffany Thomas, Black Trans Woman Victim of Murder in Dallas

Tiffany was murdered in a car wash on April 24, 2021. She was 38 when police found her unresponsive on the ground. She died on the scene from a gunshot wound. Tiffany was originally identified as a trans woman until her family insisted that was not true. Trans advocates were furious because a murderer is […]

Q&A with Robert Disney, Candidate for Bellevue Borough Council

Legally changing one’s name should be an exciting, uplifting, hopeful, and ceremonious occasion, not one clouded by uncertainty caused by the legal process or the worry of the perception of others in the courtroom, and my goal is to be a resource and ally for anyone in this position. This is the 11th post of […]

Guest Blog Post: When Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Tried to Warn of Rick Santorum’s Bigoted Politics in the early 1990’s

Santorum Gay Community

Guest Blog Post by Billy Hileman. Santorum’s pathetic white supremacist rant that erased the archaeological evidence that 50-60 million people lived on the two continents that white people later named N and S America, was surely harmful. CNN should fire Santorum and promise that they will not employ other white supremacists. We knew Santorum was […]

Three Black Trans Women Were Murdered Between April 21-24

Black Trans Women Murdered

It’s been an especially brutal few days in an already harsh year. Three Black trans women were murdered in a 72 hour span. Tiara Banks, 24, was shot multiple times while sitting in her car in a Chicago neighborhood. There’s very little detail available about Tiara’s life – no social media mentions, etc. Tiffany Thomas, […]

38-Year-Old Black Trans Woman Tiffany Thomas Fatally Shot in Dallas

On April 24, 2021 a 38-year-old Black trans woman named Tiffany Thomas was shot and killed at a car wash in the Red Bird section of Dallas. According to police reports, when a police patrol sergeant was notified by a passerby of an unresponsive person lying on the ground at the car wash, the sergeant […]

24-Year-Old Black Trans Woman Tiara Banks Fatally Shot in Chicago

Tiara Banks

24-year-old Black trans woman Tiara Banks is the most recent victim of fatal violence in the transgender community. Tiara was shot to death on April 21 in Chicago.  [At 10:30 PM] the 12000 block of South Indiana Avenue. Police said a woman was sitting alone in a Ford Fusion when someone came up and shot […]

Happy Lesbian Visibility Week 2021

  I am proud to be a lesbian, but I often struggle with the manifestation of lesbian identity through the stranglehold of TERFs. So I was pleased to see that Lesbian Visibility Week as sponsored by DIVA media has intentionally challenged that bigotry and is committed to celebrating all under the LGBTQI umbrella. The transphobia […]