Kindness Is Not Always Random

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The Prompt: Tell us about the time when you performed a secret random act of kindness — where the recipient of your kindness never found out about your good deed. How did the deed go down? This is a tough one for me. I’ve certainly participated in many  projects anonymously, mostly behind the scenes as a […]

What Does My Community Center Mean To Me?

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As you’ve most likely figured out, I’m invested in Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center – known as the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center.) Thus, I am often asking you to also invest either with your time, your donations or your participation in events and programs. So let me tell you why. In 1995, I was […]

Queerable Spaces: Spending the Weekend With the Gays

For a semi-lovely October Augut weekend, we had quite a nice time. Friday evening was super low-key as I was felled by my allergies and took a nap so we ended up watching “Orange is the New Black” and going to sleep early. Saturday was OUTrageous Bingo night. So off we went to Squirrel Hill for […]

Why the LGBTQ Community Needs a Pittsburgh Dad Moment

I have a Pittsburgh Dad. He’s 72, worked in the steel mills for 50+ years, grew up in Brentwood, loves the Stillers and all the rest. He’s a socially conservative Republican Roman Catholic who doesn’t believe in climate change or unions, but he’s fine with his lesbian daughter. I  think he’s especially proud that my […]

Facebook Responds – They DO Hate Jags

Yesterday, I reported on the interesting (to me at least) situation of Facebook refusing my money to promote a pretty great picture of LGBTQ community leader, Rick Allison wearing a God Hates Jags shirt. I took the photo so I’m the best person to determine if its great, right? Facebook said “NO” and I filled […]

My Thoughts on LGBT Outreach

The folks at OutreachU, a local business supporting non-profits with tools for advocacy and outreach efforts, asked me to talk with them about the outreach successes in the LGBTQ community. Here’s my first video. To keep it “real” we were able to record the video in one of the offices at the Gay and Lesbian […]

LGBTQ&A: Evan Wolfson, Native Son and Married Man

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 A native son of Pittsburgh, Evan Wolfson is the founder and leader of […]

LGBTQ&A: Sam Thorp Explores What’s Super (and Not)

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. Sam is curating the current art show at the Gay and […]