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No PG Without Me

  Add this button (badge) to your website to show your support for the unionized journalists of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can use this code if you like. I hope to see blogs across the region <div style=”width:100%;height:auto;position:relative;padding:10px”><a href=”https://pghguild.com/”><img src=”https://pghguild.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/no-pg-without.png”></a></div> How is the contract situation at the PG? Not good. The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh’s […]

Phat Man Dee Talks About ‘Creative Love Energy’ and #LGBTHistoryMonth

Phat Man Dee

In honor of LGBT History Month, I’ve asked several friends to share something that they consider significant with regard to the regional LGBTQ experience. Here, Mandy L Kivowitz-Delfaver also known as Phat Man Dee, responds. I’ll admit that she made me tear up quite a bit.  ~ Sue My friend Sue Kerr of the wonderful blog […]

Letter to the Editor Regarding Jennifer Graham from Ledcat

Letter To The Editor Pittsburgh

I have been a long time subscriber to the Post Gazette. Every few months I dutifully send my hard earned money to a paper I presume will not fall into the same trap of mindless hatred as some of the other fine papers in this region. After reading Ms. Graham’s article, I realized that I was wrong. […]

Vigil for Andi Woodhouse Set For 2 PM Saturday in Pittsburgh

Andi Woodhouse

Organizers in Pittsburgh have coordinated a vigil for Andi Woodhouse, the 24-year-old trans man who died by suicide in mid-December.  The vigil begins at 2 PM. Details: On Saturday, December 13, 2014, 24-year-old Andi Woodhouse died by suicide near the 10th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh. Andi was a trans man from Lebanon, PA. We will […]

Figuring Out How To Be A White Ally

White Silence White Consent

This I know – I cannot expect people of color to educate me. I cannot step into their space and demand that they meet my needs. Not in this time and not really in any time. Fortunately, that’s not an impediment to learning how to be an ally. Fortunately,  many people of color have created […]

What Does It Mean to Amplify?

How To Be An Ally

The word amplify has been rolling around my brain for months now. I’ve been following two distinct, but interconnected threads on social media about the need for allies to amplify the voices of people of color and transgender people – in lieu of speaking for them. And let me be very clear here – these […]

What VisibiliT Means To Me

Transperience

After the Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March, I was interviewed by Nancy Evelyn Gold for her new venture – Transperience TV which is the first all-trans content media network. I’ll be sharing an interview with Nancy about her venture, but I was very honored that my clip was selected to be posted independently. I conflated 1997 and […]

Pittsburgh Museum Faces Backlash for Supporting PrideFest, LGBTQ Community

Toonseum

On Tuesday night, Joe Wos of the ToonSeum shared on Facebook that a community member had cancelled their membership because of the ToonSeum’s involvment in the LGBTQ community and PrideFest. We profiled Joe as an ally in 2013. Here’s his post: Today I got an email saying “we will not be renewing our membership because […]

Two Women Who Restored My Faith in Humanity Yesterday

1.  State Representative Naomi Jakobbsen of Illinois left the bedside of her dying son to vote yet on “marriage equality” – a measure that passed with a cushion of one vote. Tragically, her son died before she could return to the hospital. How do you adequately say thank you to someone who would do this? For […]

LGBTQ&A: Bonnie Humphrey is Straight But Not Narrow

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day. Bonnie is the only woman I’ve kissed in recent memory, aside […]