Q&A With Trans Neighbor About TERF/Transphobic Stickering in Pittsburgh’s East End

TERF stickers Pittsburgh

Content Note: transphobia, TERF, fascism, harassment, images How do you describe your identity? I’m butch. I think of it as the gender and sexuality equivalent of those 2-in-1 shampoo conditioners. Butch works really well for me personally because I identify as a lesbian and as non-binary and trans masc. For some people, those identities are mutually […]

Santa Claws Update

Adopt a Family Christmas

Our project intends to distribute gift cards to our neighbors who take care of cat colonies – gift cards for them, not necessarily pet food. Read more here. As of today, we have donations for two gift cards.  In our previous post about this holiday project, I listed the 25 caretakers on our list. But […]

#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 […]

Casey, 38, Honors One Year Since Coming Out As a Gay Woman #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh Queer Women

Name: Casey Age: 38 County of Residence: Allegheny. I spent some time up in Erie when I was about four or so, and I lived in Philly area for about 7 years right before I moved to Pittsburgh in 2008. But I grew up mostly in the Maryland (Baltimore-DC corridor) area. Preferred Pronouns: her, she…for now How do you describe […]

Jaime from the ReelQ Film Festival Says ‘Yep, I’m Gay!’ #AMPLIFY

ReelQ Film Festival

Name:  Jaime Age:  35 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: She/Her How do you describe your identity? I am a white, cisgender female lesbian. Some refer to me as a chapstick lesbian or a tomboy, but I’m just me. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out […]

Review: Union Pig and Chicken

Union Pig and Chicken

This weekend, Ledcat and I were at loose ends when it came to evening plans. I mentioned craving barbecue and we simultaneously said “Let’s try Union Pig and Chicken.” I called to make a reservation and had no trouble landing a table for 2 at 6 PM even though it was nearly 2 PM that […]

Chicks in the Hood – Urban Chicken Coop Fundraiser for Just Harvest

This Sunday, June 9, Pgh folks can get up close and personal with urban chickens via the the 3rd Annual Chicks-in-the-Hood tour of urban chicken homesteads throughout the Northside and East End of the City. The tour will introduce adults and children to the different types of chickens, coops and lifestyles of urban homesteading in […]