Q&A with Ryan Deto about the role of Pittsburgh City Paper in the region’s curent crisis

Ryan Deto Pittsburgh City Paper

Local media outlets are essential to the work we do on this blog. Chief among those has been the Pittsburgh City Paper, a relationship that has had ups and downs over the years. I’ve been through the tenure of four editors, countless staff and beat reporters, and other staff as well as multiple publishers. I’ve […]

Vote for Us As The Best Local Blog in Pittsburgh #BestOfPgh By Sunday!

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 […]

Scoop: Charlie Deitch in Talks to Launch New Alt-Weekly?

In follow-up to my blog post about protesting the City Paper’s ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ awards, I heard an interesting snippet: recently dismissed editor Charlie Deitch is in talks with local folks (investors) to launch a new alt-weekly in Pittsburgh. I spoke with Charlie about this rumor and he responded I am working closely with Rick […]

Nominate Your Pgh Favs for 2018 City Paper ‘Best of Pittsburgh’

The City Paper has changed the schedule for their annual ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ reader awards. Nominations are open now through April 29, 2018.  Nominate by clicking here As a previous winner (2016), I can say how great it is to win. I can also say that it is both boring and distracting for the same […]

A blog as a shared space of issues. The Post-Gazette explores this blog.

A few weeks ago, I had coffee with Diana Nelson Jones for what I thought would be a brief mention in the Post-Gazette about the blog’s nomination for a GLAAD Media Award. The award will be presented this Thursday. Turns out that article was more extensive and expansive than I thought. She called people and […]

Local LGBTQ Links We’ve Been Reading This Week – Dec 8

Liz Navratil and Angela Couloumbis at the Post-Gazette have a wrap-up of the calls for State Representative Daryl Metcalfe to be held accountable for his homophobic rant this week. The party is called to demote him and he is called to step down. Don’t hold your breath. Ryan Deto at the City Paper has his own […]

Thanks for Voting Me Best Local Blogger via the Pgh City Paper

Best Local Blogger Pittsburgh

It is such a fluke thing to be named the best of something that literally hundreds of other people do everyday right here in Pittsburgh. I don’t know what to say beyond thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for voting. Thank you for sharing our content. Thank you for supporting a blogosphere that values the voices of queer and fat and disabled female bloggers among many others.

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Here’s What We Need To Do About HB 300

From the  City Paper (excellent analysis btw):   But the bill might at least get a hearing — and that “is critically important,” Sims says. “We haven’t had people testifying before us about the impact of discrimination, saying, ‘You’re telling me I’ve lived and worked here my whole life, but I’m not treated equally?’” Metcalfe […]

Pgh City Paper Explores Local Impact of Russian LGBT Persecution

Pittsburgh has a historical and modern Russian population. During the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, many Russians – especially those who were Jewish – escaped the pogroms and ended up in Pittsburgh. Then again in the latter half of the 20th century, it is estimated that 4,000 Russians resettled […]

LGBTQ&A: Ted Hoover – Activist, Father, Leader

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Ledcat has known Ted for many years, but I’ve gotten to know him through his work with Persad Center – Ted is currently coordinating “Safe Zones” projects in outlying counties. Ted […]