The Misinformation of Mayor Peduto’s LGBTQIA Advisory Group

Those of you who have been reading along since 2005 or know how to use Google probably know that I’ve been paying attention to this group since the Ravenstahl era. I was at meetings, I read minutes, I pushed and pulled, I resisted – basically, I showed up and paid attention more consistently than any […]

White Supremacist Billboards in Armstrong County Refreshes Content with Worse Racist Hate

Worthington Armstrong County John Placek Racist Billboard

A few days ago, I wrote a post about billboard in Worthington Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. It is an electronic billboard located on the property of the Worthington-West Franklin Volunteer Fire Dept, facing west at the intersection of 422 and Bear Street, which is an intersection with a traffic light. Yes, this hate is helping […]

Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day Lesbian Style

National Love My Pet Day

If you are connected with me on FB, Twitter, or Instagram – you know I love to share my pet photos. Our crew currently consists of 13 year old Ana the Chihuahua mix, 18 year old Simon the long haired black cat, 10 year old Coco our Siamese girl and 10 year old Precious, our […]

The Day The Blogging Died

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today sort of sucked. I woke up to discover my blog was gone. It took me three hours to reach my hosting company who then said “sorry, can’t help you” and I was once again stuck in the vortex of not having a permanent web guru. Then in the middle of the day, the error […]

We Are Throwing a Cat Food Drive!

So, we have organized a cat food drive to benefit the Homeless Cat Management Team. It is a pretty straightforward plan – we have 2 drop-off spots (Northside and Natrona Heights), as well as a crowdfund and an Amazon wish list. As you may know, we got involved with some Northside feral cats in late […]

White Supremacist Billboards Disturbing Residents in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

Last week, some concerns were raised about an electronic billboard in the town of Worthington in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. The messaging is filled with uber-conservative, nasty messaging that is sowing fear in the residents who live in the community and those from neighboring communities who have to drive by on their daily routes. There are […]

Q&A with the Progressive History of Pittsburgh

View of Pittsburgh

I think Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March) are both critical resources to help each of us learn more about the experiences and contributions of our neighbors. One tool that I’ve come to rely upon is the Progressive History of Pittsburgh project, a Facebook page that explores social justice history in this […]

Sarah, 38, Talks Transitioning in Her Rural Pennsylvania Community #AMPLIFY

Trans Woman Rural Pennsylvania

Students past and present, parents, and community members spoke out against his hateful rhetoric. It briefly went viral in the surrounding area and I received countless messages of support from strangers and friends alike until he deleted the post and backtracked his statements. Obviously, there are still many people who agree with his position in […]

Enter for a chance to win Betty Who’s “Betty” album! #Giveaway @BettyWho

Betty Who I Remember

It has been awhile since we’ve had a giveaway – so let’s get back in the swing of things for Valentine’s Day with Betty Who! Betty is the highly anticipated new album from international pop sensation Betty Who! Betty features “I Remember,” “Between You & Me,” and “Taste.” Betty is available February 15! Buy/stream Betty here: https://bettywho.lnk.to/betty Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettyWhoMusic Twitter: www.twitter.com/BettyWho Instagram: www.instagram.com/BettyWho Website: www.bettywhomusic.com […]

Helen, 32, is a Lesbian, Immigrant, Irish Comedian Living in Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Irish Immigrant Lesbian Comedian

How would you describe yourself NOW in terms of “being out”? I am super out! I talk about being a lesbian openly in my comedy often. I hope by being super open about my sexuality, I can bring some visibility to the community and hopefully win some hearts for the LGBTQ community from folks who haven’t perhaps had personal experiences with queer people in the past.