Our reviews are not conventional. We have two reviewers attending several Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra events this summer. They are not trained students of classical music, but they offer a typical Pittsburgh perspective on what to expect if you’ve never been before and the reasons why classical music is an important cultural experience for everyone. They […]
I feel cultivating a no apology energy field has gotten me far, never being hesitant to educate by example and with a fist full of words. It’s survival out here and being a soldier is a power. Name: a. drift arguello Age: 41 County of Residence: Allegheny County Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? Autistic, queer, […]
At the end of June, several local Drag Queen Story Hour events were scheduled to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. Two events were cancelled by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Children’s Museum in response to non-specific online threats. Four events continued as planned – readings at the White Whale and Classic Lines […]
This post contains affiliate links. I’m still trying to figure out how they work. If you end up buying the stuff at the link, we may get some coins. We don’t know for sure when the five kittens we refer to collectively as the Kitten Caboodle were born. We’ve narrowed it down based on sightings […]
Did you vote yet? I was asked to make a last minute plug for my blog Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents – will you vote me before Sunday? I won this category in 2016, the first time they ever had it and back when it was Best Local Blogger rather than Best Local Blog. I took […]
Tell me about the first LGBTQ person whom you met. What impact did they have on your life?
I was scared of him. I was only ten so I believed the lies I’d heard of the LGBTQ community. As I grew, that fear turned into pride and a desire to never hide myself away again. He lost almost everybody when he came out, and I want to be part of the generation that ensures that never happens to anybody ever again. I suppose it’s also my way to apologize to him, since I can’t do it in person.
Content Note: Happy Ending Late last week, the kittens all took sick. This means they had diarrhea and vomit incidents throughout the bathroom, mostly in the tub (thank goodness.) It was Friday when things took that dark turn so we updated the foster group (Pittsburgh C.A.T.) and hoped it was just a small thing. Saturday […]
Ed Pinto has upped his investment in the “How much would you pay to hear Ed Pinto’s life story?” fundraiser for #AMPLIFY with this video that dropped over the weekend. Quick Recap – Ed is offering up chronicling his life story for the AMPLIFY archive as a fun fundraiser. We are trying to raise $2,000 […]
This is the second installment of our new blogging Q&A project: Flip the Script. I have invited a group of friends and acquaintances to design a Q&A for me to answer. As we near #AMPLIFY 300, I thought it would be a good opportunity to ‘flip the script’ and put myself on the opposite side of the question, to walk […]
From Joe Wos, long-time ally and supporter at MazeToons Today’s MazeToons I was faced with a problem. How to pay tribute to the Stonewall riot without appearing glib. So I went with a very subtle tribute to someone who has been there since the start! The bartender who was there then and is still now- […]