Help Find a Sick Cat on the Northside

I don’t have a photo because this little one is artful at the dodging. BUT there’s a little kitty on the Northside who is on her own and needs to be trapped for veterinary care. She’s clearly underweight according to those who have seen her. There’s no visible colony near where she lives. We have […]

#ManchesterCatTrap To Help Emergency Rescue of 19 Kittens from Clairton

The foster group that Laura and I work with is called Pittsburgh C.A.T. which is affiliated with the Homeless Cat Management Team. They are not officially involved in the #ManchesterCatTrap, but have been a great source of support. This weekend, we received a notice that two of the most experienced trappers had gone to Clairton […]

My Best Friend, Dr. John Ruffing

When people talk about their best friends or when I see besties on a TV show, I cringe. I don’t have a best friend. I have my wife. I have lovely good friends who are importantly intertwined into my lifeweb. I’m not lonely. I had a best friend and today is his birthday. Or it […]

Patreons, PayPal, and Prose

Patreon

I have six patrons through the Patreon site and four sustaining monthly donors through Paypal. One is for $10, the rest are $5 and $1. Collectively and individually, they make my heart soar. Such flight of fancy language, but I’m not exaggerating. To know that these ten people care enough about the work that we […]

Holiday Cards for LGBTQ Elders, Youth

Holiday Projects Pittsburgh

We are once again gearing up to help our LGBTQ neighbors during the holiday season. This year we are highlighting several organizations conducting their own holiday drives. Please give what you can to help those who need our support. Of course, financial gifts to any LGBTQ organization are very welcome, but we know that some […]

Keith, 48, is a Gay, White Man Using Marriage Equality for Teachable Moments in North Carolina #AMPLIFY

Gay Man Allegheny

Editor’s Note: It seems appropriate to share that Keith is the first openly LGBTQ person that I knew; we grew up together. He was the second person that I came out to myself. And even having that history – and decades of friendship – his answers took me by suprise, in a good way. ~ […]

Will There Be Justice for Kala Thomas? #SayHerName

Kala Thomas was 25 years old, raising four children as a single, working black mother in Garfield with the support of her extended family. On May 23, her body was discovered in the hillside behind her home. Her abandoned car was found the next day. Six weeks later, police have not identified any suspects. I […]

We Need Your Investment To Keep Going

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here’s the very simple truth – we do not have enough money to keep this blog and the related projects going for much longer. So I am reaching out to ask those of you who value the work and can afford to do so, to make a donation. Twelve years ago, this was a hobby. […]

#PghWaterCrisis – How You Can Help East End Neighbors (& Where To Donate Water)

As you may have heard by now, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has issued a ‘water boil advisory’ for 100,000 residents in eastern Pittsburgh neighborhoods in response to a concern about giardia contamination. Read more here.  The advisory is expected to last at least 3 days while PWSA addresses the problem. This boil advisory […]

Thank You for Your Generosity These Past Months

I need to take a moment to simply thank you for all that you’ve done these past months. In November, I asked you to help us fund the #AMPLIFY tee shirts and you did. Then I asked you to donate gift cards and cookies to support LGBTQ elders through the PErsad SAGE projects. Then I […]